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  1. Ump Marsh's apology closes book on playoff

    Rob Neyer

    As Tom Gage reports, Randy Marsh apologized to Jim Leyland for missing that big call last October: Not that it does much good now, but they got it wrong - and they know it. In a WFAN-New York interview on Friday before a charity roast for Don...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  2. Tigers set in LF in 2010

    Rob Neyer

    Mack Avenue Tigers' Kurt Mensching on some some early 2010 lineup news: Manager Jim Leyland has apparently penciled in Carlos Guillen as the "full-time" left fielder for 2010,'s Jason Beck reports in a follow-up story to Guillen's complaint...

    Blog | October 19, 2009
  3. Leyland blames umpire Marsh

    Rob Neyer

    From some AP notes today: Jim Leyland didn't mince words yesterday after the Detroit Tigers finished an historic collapse - the first team holding a three-game lead with four to play to miss the playoffs. "We have nobody to blame but ours...

    Blog | October 08, 2009
  4. Leyland rode Rodney too hard

    Rob Neyer

    48 Rodney When the tale of the 2009 Detroit Tigers is someday written, there will be plenty of room for Justin Verlander's 19 wins and 269 strikeouts, and for Miguel Cabrera's MVP-caliber season, and fo...

    Blog | October 07, 2009
  5. First-guessing Jim Leyland

    Rob Neyer

    At this writing, the Tigers have been smashed by the White Sox and the Twins are thoroughly smashing the Royals. In the midst of all this, Mack Avenue Tigers' Kurt Mensching skips ahead to Game 161: Why does everyone keep insulting the decision ...

    Blog | October 02, 2009
  6. Leyland misses big chance

    Rob Neyer

    Mack Avenue Tigers' Kurt with some quick reactions to the dramatic first-game loss: 1. Jim Leyland definitely needed to pinch hit Magglio Ordonez for Brandon Inge or Ramon Santiago in the ninth, and if it didn't work make the needed substiti...

    Blog | September 29, 2009
  7. Platooning for fun and (non-)profit!

    Rob Neyer

    A man. A plan. A platoon. Tom Gage: The Tigers will platoon Magglio Ordonez in right field from now on. Manager Jim Leyland said before Wednesday night's game against the Kansas City Royals that Clete Thomas -- newly recalled from Toledo -- ...

    Blog | July 09, 2009
  8. Tigers' Ordonez benched for cause

    Rob Neyer

    What's the deal with overpaid Tigers, anyway? Just the latest: The Detroit Tigers have benched right fielder Magglio Ordonez, The Detroit News reported. "I'm going to get him away from it," manager Jim Leyland told reporters befo...

    Blog | June 18, 2009
  9. Leyland angry, but off base

    Rob Neyer

    Ah, there's nothing like a good rhubarb. Especially when a cranky, old manager is involved: Miguel Cabrera's three-run homer had just given the Tigers an 8-7 lead before reliever Matt Guerrier struck out Ordonez, who lingered in the batter&#...

    Blog | May 14, 2009
  10. Rob Neyer: What do the Phillies see in Gary Sheffield?

    Rob Neyer

    Todd Zolecki wonders if the Phillies might have a big announcement this afternoon: Tigers manager Jim Leyland told reporters yesterday that three teams have expressed interest in Gary Sheffield. We know the Phillies are one of them, and the fact R...

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2009
  11. Rob Neyer: Detroit Tigers taking a big chance with Rick Porcello

    Rob Neyer

    A couple of surprises today in Lakeland, Fla., as youth shall serve Detroit's pitching staff. The Free Press' Jon Paul Morosi: At around 9 this morning, Rick Porcello and Ryan Perry walked into manager Jim Leyland's office. Together. When they eme...

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2009