On 1130 WDFN’s ‘The Stony and Wojo Show’ they interviewed Jim Leyland today. When asked about Neifi Perez he had some interesting answers. Below is a rough non-”word for word” transcript from my co-worker Jamie:
- Question: “One of the things you heard alot last year was why are you playing Neifi so much?”
- Leyland: “Good question. He was terrible, He showed us nothing.”
- Leyland: “It was all my fault.”
- Leyland: “We were desperate for a guy who could play some infield positions.”
- Leyland: “He has to show us something this year.”
Ouch! Not that it is not uncalled for. I know that he is owed quite a bit of money but I don’t care for the last comment. Maybe they’ll just give him a shot at Spring Training then move him off the 40-man after that. We’ll see what happens but I am glad to see them being honest about the situation.
Hopefully they will podcast the interview, if so I’ll post a link.
[UPDATE] The Detroit Tiger Weblog has a more complete and correct transcript and links to the podcast of the interview. Good interview outside of the comments on Neifi as well.