There are indications that manager Jim Leyland will sign a new deal with the Tigers, Tom Gage of the Detroit News reports. The decision “has been made” and an announcement could take place as soon as today, Gage writes.
Leyland, who has not confirmed the news, recently said “it will all play out soon enough.” A Tigers player went a bit further, saying “he’s coming back.” GM Dave Dombrowski recently said Leyland would be welcomed back for an eighth season in Detroit. However, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com suggested yesterday that Leyland could choose to retire now that his contract's up. The 67-year-old has said he won’t manage another MLB team.
Though Leyland's Tigers were swept in the World Series, they won their division and the American League pennant. In seven years since Leyland became the Tigers' manager, the team has a 607-528 record.
This post was originally published on October 30th, 2012.