Jim Leyland had a good run as Tigers manager.
When a team hires a new manager, there are always so many storylines and sub-plots that fill up reporters notebooks or, I guess Twitter feeds these days.
A pain-free Cabrera would make a big difference for the Tigers, and it sounds like he should be on track to do just that.
General Manager Dave Dombrowski will have a long list of moves that will need to be made during the winter.
The suggested names to replace Jim Leyland are coming fast. For the people who crossed their fingers with reptilian excitement to the point where their phones auto complete “Fire Leyland” at the touch of the letter F–they seem stunned.
“He wasn’t going to be shut down,” Dombrowski said.
The end date of the shortstop’s suspension is Sept. 26, and Peralta could start a rehab stint in about a week.
Dave Dombrowski is the only man on the list who doesn’t have to worry about a salary cap.
Peralta could still work out with the team to stay in playing shape and maintain chemistry and rhythm with teammates in preparation for a possible return at the very end of the regular season. He could – but he won’t.
Champ: Dave Dombrowski for being proactive and making two good deals at the trade deadline.