Leyland to remain a Tiger through 2009

It certainly isn’t a surprise but the Tiger organization has extended Jim Leyland’s contract through 2009. Dave Dombrowski had initially wanted to sign Leyland to a long-term contract but this wasn’t something Jim was interested in. It is clear from Dombrowski’s statements that they anticipate a tenure longer than through 2009:

“We are very happy with the outstanding job he has done and with the leadership he provides our organization. We look forward to Jim managing the Tigers for a long time.”

I guess that is if you consider 2 more years a long time. I don’t.

Congrats Jim, smoke one on me.

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2 Responses to Leyland to remain a Tiger through 2009

  1. justin says:

    i’ll take leyland as long as we can keep’em. leyland = good for the sport.

    love your blog, it’s my number one source for tigers good, bad and ugly. look forward to reading next season too.

    thanks and keep up the great work!

  2. Eric Jackson says:

    Thank you, and I agree completely. Leyland is a key piece of this team.

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