For a manager who doesn’t like to talk about his lineups a lot, Jim Leyland sure talks about his lineups a lot.
The Detroit Tigers have put outfielder Ryan Raburn on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb.
A consensus is emerging among those paid to talk about the Tigers.
They may be struggling, but they’re not standing still.
Ryan Raburn has gotten every opportunity to prove if he belongs in the Tigers everyday lineup and obviously he has failed. Monday, Jim Leyland batted him second, which baffled most baseball fans.
In what Manager Jim Leyland called “of the best wins of his career”, the Tigers rallied from a 6-0 deficit – and then had to hang on to beat the Chicago White Sox, 10-8.
As a manager, it seems Jim Leyland is a pretty good psychologist.
Ryan Raburn is the Tigers’ new Brandon Inge.
Ryan Raburn’s two-run triple highlighted a five-run third inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toledo Mud Hens 8-3 in an exhibition game Wednesday.
While it is understood Brandon Inge’s only real chance for success as a major league hitter at this point is vs. left handed pitching, platooning him at second base with another right-handed hitter, Ryan Raburn, does not make sense.