Jim Leyland Archive

OPEN THREAD: #MLBMANAGERS

While current managers John Farrell and Mike Matheny are busy preparing their teams for Game 1 of the 2013 World Series tomorrow night, general managers of 28 other Major League Baseball clubs are trying to get a jumpstart on 2014.

PLAYING WITH FIRE

If any Major League Baseball manager knows what it’s like to play with fire, it’s Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland. The notorious chain-smoker and brilliant baseball mind has Motown fired up and in a frenzy with Game 1 of the 2012 World …

SECOND BEST ON THE METS LIST

How’s this for irony: When Terry Collins was hired to manage the Houston Astros in 1994, he walked around the clubhouse during Spring Training wearing a t-shirt – or making a statement – that read, “Second place is the first …