Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Mlb_indians_at_a3ae
Jim Leyland announced Monday night that he has stepped down as manager of the Detroit Tigers. Leyland’s eight seasons with the team included the Tigers winning the last three AL Central titles. This announcement may seem predictable due to Leyland turning 69 years old in December. The Tigers will now have to search for someone to fill the shoes of their legendary departing manager, and hope they can at least match his recent successes in the Motor City. Unfortunately, this move comes at a horrible and turbulent time for Detroit. Not only will they be hunting for a new skipper, they may have to find a new pitcher as well. An offseason full of crucial decisions will be capped off with Leyland’s replacement and what the Tigers plan to do with star pitcher Max Sherzer. With his breakout 2013 campaign, it’s hard to believe Sherzer would actually be on the trading block. He will become a free agent in 2014, and the price tag on his contract may be too pricey for the Tigers to hold onto. Where do the Tigers go from here? The favorite name the Tigers fans would like to throw out there is Arizona manager Kirk Gibson. The Diamondbacks and Gibson have very strong ties and this battle may be hard to win for Detroit. If the Tigers do not decide to do a clean break from the previous staff, assistant coach Gene Lamont could be a very viable option. Lamont was a finalist for the Boston Red Sox just last season. If the Tigers need someone for the short term, they could look at a guy like former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel. Who better to lead you to a World Series than someone who has won the sport’s greatest prize? Leyland always took heat for his use of the bullpen and not being able to push his team in the postseason. With that being said, former Reds manager Dusty Baker is out there. I know, I know, I’m shutting up now.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Head coaching candidates for the Denver Nuggets

Check out these leaked Clippers jersey redesigns

Aqib Talib’s aggravated assault investigation suspended by Dallas PD

Ohio State expects 80,000 at its spring game this Saturday

Bryant strikes out three times in debut; Cubs fans heckle him

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

NBA rookies who disappointed in 2014-15 season

Report: Urban Meyer reassured Belichick about Hernandez

Cuban: Harden is MVP, Rockets are not very good

J.R. Smith: 'I don’t think anyone can beat us'

SCOTUS asked to overturn baseball's antitrust exemption

Is Chip Kelly expecting too much from Josh Huff?

Ubaldo Jimenez hit Pablo Sandoval with pitch, was ejected

NBA to track and post referees’ calls beginning in playoffs

MLB payrolls continue to rise

NBA playoffs: Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs

Home runs ruined our ability to appreciate production

Why we love the NFL draft

There are only two contenders ... in the West?

Woman stripped of marathon win, didn't actually run in race

Matt Barnes' son betrays him for Steph Curry

WATCH: Padres fan saved from falling by alert cameraman

Kemp hosts Seattle party over OKC missing playoffs

Jim Harbaugh showed up at Ultimate Frisbee practice

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Leaked Clippers jersey redesigns

Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase preview

Home runs ruined our ability to appreciate production

Why we love the NFL draft

The "worst" player on each NBA playoff team

Jim Harbaugh showed up at Ultimate Frisbee practice

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and the burden of legacy

Kris Bryant and floor versus ceiling

Top 10 storylines of the NBA Playoffs

A-Rod being taken to court over unpaid legal fees

Could Wilson really be a two-sport star?

Five players who must step up in the NBA playoffs

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.