So the Tiger’s didn’t make it to the World Series. We had a good run and a few bad breaks at the end. It sucks.
Then Leyland resigned.
But let’s not compound the hurt. What’s with all the talk that Ozzie Guillen might replace Jim? That’s not a step up, it’s a step backward. Just ask the White Sox fans (if they still have any after this season).
Leyland managed the Tigers from 2006-2013 and made the World Series 3 times. That’s impressive no matter how you slice it. His replacement will have a lot of expectations from the fans and probably from the club house.
But, please, let’s not pull a U of M and hire a Rich Rodriguez. No one wants a repeat of that fiasco. The Tigers’ roster will [hopefully] remain mostly unchanged and we’ll see how we do next year under new management.
I don’t mind Dombrowski choosing a proven minor league manager, provided they’ve done very well at that level. I don’t even mind if he tries to get a manager from another team; but, please, don’t choose Ozzie Guillen.
That’s just depressing to think about (that’s why there are so few jokes today).