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MLB: Jim Leyland steps down as Tigers manager
MLB » After eight seasons, 69-year-old manager says ‘fuel’s getting a little low’


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"What’s gone on here has been unbelievable. We’ve won a lot of games, we’ve had a lot of seats filled," Leyland said. "I came here to make talent a team, and I think we did that."

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Detroit has become one of baseball’s glamour teams of late, with stars like Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer helping the team win games and draw fans. The Tigers should be able to keep their core of players mostly together for next season, but now they’ll need to find a new manager to replace Leyland, who always earned high marks for his ability to keep his veteran team focused.

"I truly think this is going to be a very good team next year," Leyland said. "This job entails a lot more than people think."




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