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Jim Leyland

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 17:  David Ross #3 of the Boston Red Sox is out at home by Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers in the second inning of Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 17, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Martinez Probably Will Not Catch, Leyland Says, But Would Be An Option

“Hopefully we can have him ready for the game back in Boston,” Leyland said. “Whether we’re going to have that or not, I don’t really know.”

CBS Detroit–10/18/2013

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 13: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers walks back to the dugout against the Boston Red Sox during Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 13, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Leyland On Postseason Rotation: ‘This Is The Best I’ve Ever Had’

When facing the Detroit Tigers, hitters get the joy of facing an All-Star Game starter and likely Cy Young winner; a former MVP and Cy Young winner; and an ERA champion.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15: Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers sits in the dugout during Game Three of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Jim Leyland On Prince Fielder: “I Don’t Think He’s Done That Bad”

Jim Leyland changing his lineup before game four appeased a lot of Tiger’s fans.

97.1 The Ticket–10/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16:  Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers throws the first pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Underrated Doug Fister Continues Streak Of Terrific Starting Pitching

On a pitching rotation that includes All-Star Game starter Max Scherzer, ERA champion Anibal Sanchez and 2011 Cy Young and MVP winner Justin Verlander, one can easily be overlooked.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16:  Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers hits an RBI single scoring Omar Infante #4 in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox during Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Leyland’s Lineup Shake-Up Works Well For Jackson, Offense In General

Instead of being the first hitter of the game to try and pick apart the opposing pitcher, Jackson got to watch seven other guys do it first, and he said it helped.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16: Torii Hunter #48 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with teammates after they defeated the Boston Red Sox in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jackson Leads Revamped Detroit Lineup To 7-3 Win

Austin Jackson was dropped from first to eighth in the batting order, and suddenly the Boston Red Sox couldn’t get him out.

97.1 The Ticket–10/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 08: Manager Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers watches batting practice prior to Game Four of the American League Division Series against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on October 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Leyland Is A Genius – For At Least One Night

All the buzz heading into Game 4 was about Jim Leyland’s lineup.

97.1 The Ticket–10/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers bats against the Boston Red Sox during Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jim Leyland Explains Lineup Changes, Batting Cabrera Second, Fielder Third

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland made a decidedly uncharacteristic move Wednesday.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers walks to the dugout during Game Three of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Verlander Stellar Again, Now With 31 Strikeouts Through Three Playoff Games

After a season of relative chaos, Justin Verlander finally looks settled in.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 23: Joaquin Benoit #53 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after giving up a solo home run to Brian Dozier (not pictured) of the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of the game on September 23, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 4-3 in eleven innings. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Leyland Says He Has No Issues With Bullpen, Believes In Benoit

The Detroit Tigers bullpen looks a bit like Jekyll and Hyde – perfectly capable and normal one day, downright frightening the next.

CBS Detroit–10/15/2013

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