The Detroit Tigers have been one of the best teams record wise over the last 3 seasons, but they may be headed into the 2014 season with a new skipper in charge.
According to CBS Sports on Oct. 21 Jon Heyman is reporting that Leyland made the announcement to his players after Detroit lost Game 6 of the ALCS vs Boston last week, but didn't want the attention after such a hard defeat.
The Tigers have a news conference scheduled for 11:30 a.m. EST.
The 68 year-old Leyland, reportedly told his players:
"It was time for someone younger to step in and do the job at the end of the ALCS. GM Dave Dombrowski told Heyman it was "not the time" to discuss Leyland's future immediately following ALCS Game 6 on Thursday, but did say they would "sit down in the next day or two" to figure things out."
It's going to be very interesting to see which direction the Tigers go in from here.
Detroit will still be a World Series favorite with all the talent they have, but hopefully they choose someone who can get along and communicate with the players as well as Jim Leyland has for nearly a decade.
Leyland was and is a fan favorite here in Motown and he will be missed!