DETROIT Hall of Fame manager Leo Durocher is famous for saying that nice guys finish last.
Seventy years later, Jim Leyland couldn't agree more.
"We've got a wonderful clubhouse and a wonderful group of guys, but I wish we had a few more aholes," Leyland said before Tuesday's 6-3 win over St. Louis. "I wish we had some guys who had a meaner streak in them from 7-10 and kept the other personality the rest of the time.
"If you look at the best teams in any sport, they have a swagger to them. That's what we need."
Leyland isn't questioning his team's talent, but said the mix of injuries, personalities and slumps has left him without the leadership it needs.
"I've always said that you can't be a leader when you are hitting .205," he said. "When your stars are quiet, like ours, and you've got some other guys that aren't doing so well, it is hard to find someone who wants to be that rat. A couple dirtballs are all we need."
Leyland pointed to the defending champion Cardinals as a t...