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08:25 AM ET 10.09 | Coming down the stretch, Jim Leyland's future had apparently become enough of a question that some Tigers began to wonder about his return in 2013. But it appears at least one option can be ruled out, as Leyland has been telling people in recent days that he does not plan to retire at the end of this postseason. Some in baseball, and even some in the Tigers' organization, had been speculating that he might, especially if the Tigers go to the World Series. ... Given Leyland's desire to continue managing, it's very likely he will be back for an eighth year with the Tigers. While the team had a sometimes difficult season, leading to talk that Leyland could be fired, the Tigers ended up winning a second straight American League Central title.

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October 9, 2012  09:01 AM ET

How can they write such stupid stuff. Leyland team is going to play for the right to play in the World Series and if he wants to come back he will, but maybe he doesn't want to.

October 9, 2012  09:06 AM ET

It seems to me that Leyland has earned the right to leave the Tigers under his own terms.

October 9, 2012  09:37 AM ET

If the Tigers are silly enough to not make him feel welcome back in Detroit, the BoSox should give him an offer to manage.
He'd certainly get respect in the clubhouse, which is what the Sox need in their next manager.

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October 9, 2012  10:33 AM ET

Leyland at times makes you to pull out your hair about some of his moves.If he does step down I would love to see Gibson take the job.

October 9, 2012  10:48 AM ET
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It seems to me that Leyland has earned the right to leave the Tigers under his own terms.

Damn straight.

October 9, 2012  12:24 PM ET

I've always liked Jim Leyland. MLB needs more like him.

October 9, 2012  01:27 PM ET

If they didn't make the playoffs he wasn't going to be brought back. His contract is up, but since they will most likely make it back to the ALCS for a second consecutive season he'll be offered a new contract.

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October 9, 2012  03:17 PM ET
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He's kind of like the modern day Earl Weaver, probably not as sharp but more personable.Actually, he might be older than Weaver...

He doesn't even compare to Weaver. Weaver was a brilliant manager- said by many former players- and while Leyland is GOOD, he doesn't hold a candle to Earl.

October 9, 2012  05:33 PM ET
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He's kind of like the modern day Earl Weaver, probably not as sharp but more personable.Actually, he might be older than Weaver...

67 though he seems older. He once won the WS with the Marlins.

October 9, 2012  08:55 PM ET

When Jimmy walks away with the Trophy, he will ride off in the Sunset and hang out in the right field bleachers at Yankee Stadium!!!

October 9, 2012  08:57 PM ET
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He doesn't even compare to Weaver. Weaver was a brilliant manager- said by many former players- and while Leyland is GOOD, he doesn't hold a candle to Earl.

The Great Earl Weaver has yet to shake Jim Palmers hand!!!

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