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PostSubject: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:19 am

Leyland speaks: 'If I had an answer I would do something'
April 6, 2008

Free Press special writer Jon Machota compiles the best statements from manager Jim Leyland following the Tigers' loss to the White Sox on Saturday:


On Dontrelle’s pitching today:

"Well he got out of some jams with some double play balls, but obviously too many walks. And eventually that catches up with you. Coming out of the bullpen we walked a guy after we got the ground ball, you know. Just too many walks today. But he managed to get out of it most of the time. Eventually, in the long run, it will haunt you a little bit, which it did. But we’re just not in any fluid combination at all. Starting (pitching), hitting, bullpen, we’re just not in any fluid groove at all and that’s costing us and that’s obvious. You just got to grind it out and that’s why you appreciate winning so much. You realize how tough it is to win."

"Well, you walk seven guys or so, that’s not good. But he made some pitches and got some outs. I was worried about him the one time I went out. He was kind of shaking his arm, it scared me a little bit. (He was) shaking it a little more and he said he was fine. He’s had great success with Thome and he just got a pitch where he didn’t want to. He was coming out after Thome no matter what. But we’ll check into that a little bit."

If the guys are trying to do too much:

“I’m not going to get into that, that’s silly stuff. We’re professionals. Obviously we’ve started out very bad and we haven’t got any flow or anything but I’m not going to sit here every night and say, ‘well do you think it’s because of the expectations? Do you think they’re pressing?’ They’re big league players and if you think that, ask them, don’t ask me. I don’t think anybody here should be pressing. I think a little anxious may be a proper word. A little anxious at the plate at times, but pressing, I’d be very disappointed if that was the case.”

On how he keeps a level head:

“You appreciate how tough it is to win. When you start winning people take it for granted and think it’s an easy thing to do, it’s not. That’s a very competitive club out there. We haven’t really loaded the bases and then hit a gapper and got guys running around the bases. Ingie (Inge) hit the one today with a man on and we scored a run, but for the most part we haven’t done any of that yet. And that’s what gets you excited, that’s what gets the team excited. We haven’t come out of the bullpen a couple times and shut the door down, in today’s case we walked too many people. It’s the old saying, a walk is as good as a hit and in a lot of cases it is."

On the guys either being impatient or aggressive at the plate:

"I think anxious is the word. I relate it a little bit to a pitcher sometimes tries to see the results before he throws the pitch and I think in a lot of cases it’s the same thing with a hitter. He wants to get a hit before he swings the bat. And we got a lot of bad combinations going right now, obviously. I thought Beltran did a good job. He made one bad pitch and he paid for it. You know this is the big leagues with a real professional hitter up there, but I thought he did pretty well overall."

On if he feels he should do anything differently:

"If I had an answer I would do something. We only got three extra players. So it’s not like you play somebody else. We are what we are. We’re pretty good, we’re just not playing good."

About Jacque Jones swinging well today:

“Yeah. To be honest with you in the last inning, (if) the first two guys got on I was going to let him swing. I was going to play to win the game, not tie it. You normally try to tie it at home. If we would have got the first two guys on I was going to try and win the game right then.”
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:30 am

" We’re pretty good, we’re just not playing good."


I agree completely. We have a pretty good team, but we aren't showing it. If we were playing as well as we can, we would be doing amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:23 pm

WHAT IS GOING ON, GUYS? NATIVES ARE GETTING RESTLESS!
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:51 pm

I know I'm pretty restless...
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:54 pm

Hey msgol!!
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:02 pm

Let's win a game - that's the answer Nod


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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:04 pm

I agree.
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:12 pm

hey tigersgirl!! Here's to better days - some WINS!!
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:19 pm

I hear drumbeats in the distance!....Big Smile
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:48 pm

catbox_9 wrote:
Let's win a game - that's the answer Nod

Quick, someone get this message over to the Tigers!


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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:16 pm

"We stink right now"

Well.....DUH!!
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:49 pm

the understatement of the WEEK...the YEAR?
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:56 pm

true that
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:19 pm

Either he needs to stop talking to the press or start yelling at his team more. He says the same pat answers to the press all the time.
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:22 pm

laprimamirala wrote:
Either he needs to stop talking to the press or start yelling at his team more.

i think both!
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:26 pm

seems a simple solution!
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:27 pm

He had an awesome team last year that could work AS A TEAM. This year, he actually has to work with them.... and stop talking to the press!
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:32 pm

seriously! stop with the press, and YELL at your team.

Polanco 1-23 .087 BA

he just like, hit it then quit it lol
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:41 pm

Yah, and Clete Thomas has a .500 AVERAGE! How can he be sooo amazing, and everyone else be doing this bad?
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:04 pm

let's stop with the hype! We look good on paper, but that's it currently!
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:14 pm

Polanco has a stiff back problem now and is out of the lineup Sunday!


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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:17 pm

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Polanco has a stiff back problem now and is out of the lineup Sunday!

lets hope its not longer than that! we can't afford more injuries!
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:24 pm

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Polanco has a stiff back problem now and is out of the lineup Sunday!

lets hope its not longer than that! we can't afford more injuries!

Tension can cause this, I think they need to go back to what Leland told the team when he came.... "Play Hard -- Don't think -- HAVE FUN". I think all this pre-season press garbage has got our guys forgetting the fun part. They are so worried they will not live up to all the hype, that they are now forgetting to relax and have fun too!



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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:30 pm

I think you are right.

and i love that picture.
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:32 pm

love :curtis: !!!
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:33 pm

I hope he comes back soon!
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:09 pm

REAL soon!
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:39 am

REALLY, REALLY SOON!


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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:40 am

this is a nightmare and nobody has woken up yet!
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PostSubject: Re: If I had an answer, I'd do something   Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:18 pm

laprimamirala wrote:
Either he needs to stop talking to the press or start yelling at his team more. He says the same pat answers to the press all the time.

Leyland yelling at his team is like me yelling at my schoolkids.....what's the use? :shrug:
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