Love him or hate him, Jim Leyland will be the manager of the Detroit Tigers in 2013.
CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler writes, that the Tigers have announced that manager Jim Leyland and the entire coaching staff will return for the 2013 season. This will also include Toby Harrah who will serve as a second hitting coach in addition to Lloyd McClendon.
The 67-year-old Leyland made it apparent for several weeks now that he wanted to continue managing and that the Tigers were the only team he wanted to manage.
There however was some speculation on Leyland’s desire to continue managing after the Tigers’ World Series loss to the San Francisco Giants Sunday.
“This is my last stop,” Leyland said.
The Tigers ultimately decided to bring Leyland and his staff back after two World Series and three ALCS appearances in seven seasons. Prior to Leyland’s arrival in Detroit back in 2006 the Tigers were engulfed in a playoff drought that extended all th...