Jim Leyland

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

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 13:  David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox hits a game-tying grand slam in the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers 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 Reveals His ‘Mistake’ In Game 2, Discusses Pitch To Ortiz

Detroit manager Jim Leyland said he should have told Benoit that they did not want Ortiz to beat them.

CBS Detroit–10/15/2013

Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Two

Valenti and Foster: Should Austin Jackson Be Dropped In The Lineup?

“I wouldn’t hate it, the only problem is that his numbers are good against Boston,” Valenti said on his radio show Friday.

CBS Detroit–10/11/2013

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 10:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Oakland Athletics during Game Five of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 10, 2013 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Once Again, Verlander Flourishes In Front Of Hostile A’s Crowd

Verlander pitched eight scoreless innings, sealing Oakland’s fate and sending the Tigers hurtling into the ALCS.

CBS Detroit–10/11/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 08:  Jhonny Peralta #27 of the Detroit Tigers hits a three run home run in the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics during Game Four of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Jhonny Peralta Starting At Shortstop For Game 5 Of ALDS

Their playoff hopes on the line, the Detroit Tigers are taking a gamble.

CBS Detroit–10/10/2013

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 04:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers field the ball against the Oakland Athletics during Game One of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 4, 2013 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Too Late To Change, Tigers Will Have To Get It Done Despite Defensive Weaknesses

In the postseason, weaknesses get exposed quickly. Sometimes they can be corrected. Sometimes a team just has to live with them and do the best it can, and that is the situation for this Detroit Tigers team.

CBS Detroit–10/10/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 08:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his seventh inning solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during Game Four of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Tigers Offense Finally Finds Groove, Helps Stave Off Elimination

Powerful as it is, the Detroit Tigers offense sometimes hits the skids. It might blow the doors off an opposing defense, or it might suffer through a prolonged scoreless streak.

CBS Detroit–10/09/2013

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