88 Total Quotes

Jim Leyland Quotes

Jim Leyland
To be honest with you, there's not a guy in this clubhouse that knows for sure if they're ready.
Jim Leyland
#Clubhouse

Jim Leyland
Obviously, we swung the bats well. I was worried, because it was the first game back off a West Coast trip.
Jim Leyland
#Bats

Jim Leyland
I thought he had a good slider. He had pretty good command all night.
Jim Leyland
#Night

Jim Leyland
You might not see that for three months, Cleveland get shut out. That's how good they are. You have to enjoy this one.
Jim Leyland
#Cleveland

Jim Leyland
Tremendous execution. A lot of good things happened on that play for us.
Jim Leyland
#Execution

Jim Leyland
I don't like to make rash decisions when you have something bad like that happen. You're better off to just take your time, don't panic, think it out and then make a decision.
Jim Leyland
#Decisions

Jim Leyland
You gotta look at the other side of the coin. We got the (balls) up and had 11 runs or something and held them to three, then obviously, your pitching had to do a pretty decent job today.
Jim Leyland
#Balls

Jim Leyland
I told them to shake hands with the guy next to you and ask yourself, 'Are you a good teammate? Kirby Puckett exemplified what he loved to do. Kirby Puckett, to me, played every game like it was a Little League game. It was never a chore. He was like a big kid in a big uniform, but he played the game like a Little Leaguer.
Jim Leyland
#Ask

Jim Leyland
He just got some balls up. He'll be fine. He's a young pitcher. He'll have growing pains - couple on, couple off. We can live with that.
Jim Leyland
#Balls

Jim Leyland
I doubt there's going to be anyone who pitches himself off the team. It's not a matter of statistics.
Jim Leyland
#Doubt

Jim Leyland
I like the sounds of the clubhouse a little better. I like the looks on their faces. The guys are having a little fun. They're relaxed, and that's what I want. They're going about their business. I don't have any complaints.
Jim Leyland
#Clubhouse

Jim Leyland
I missed the trick. Some of them were jumping back [on grounders], and I don't blame them.
Jim Leyland
#Blame

Jim Leyland
These guys were raised too good. Hey, I don't want guys who won't sign balls for a kid, or who give the front office (flak), or a guy who's not a good human being. I want good people representing the Detroit Tigers organization, too. But I want a different animal, which is the best way to put it. I want to see that mean streak when we go compete.
Jim Leyland
#Balls

Jim Leyland
He's got talent. Now it's crude, don't get me wrong, and I'm not trying to push the process along. He's just a kid. They (the Tigers' minor league staff) have something to work with.
Jim Leyland
#Talent

Jim Leyland
It was one of those days when they centered some balls off Kenny, and a few that didn't that found holes. That's what happened to us during our streak.
Jim Leyland
#Balls

Jim Leyland
He looks very healthy and strong to me. Not having to go out on defense will be a big help for him during the year.
Jim Leyland
#Defense

Jim Leyland
Jeremy was not going to see the middle of the order again, under any circumstances. You can't get caught up in that stuff. That's exactly why we got Todd Jones.
Jim Leyland
#Circumstances

Jim Leyland
For a young hitter, he uses the whole field as good as anyone.
Jim Leyland
#Field

Jim Leyland
That's a no-brainer. He's one of the best baseball men I've been around. When you get somebody of that quality that happens to be such a close friend, that's even nicer.
Jim Leyland
#Baseball

Jim Leyland
What would you think about living in Detroit?
Jim Leyland
#Living

Jim Leyland
We need to have preparation to win. A disciplined team will win more closer games over a period of time.
Jim Leyland
#Games

Jim Leyland
We need our veterans to set an example, like being the first ones there. A veteran is entitled to a bigger paycheck, but not a special set of rules.
Jim Leyland
#Example

Jim Leyland
He's got power and he can hit, and he's improved his defense. I can tell you this: He'll get plenty of at-bats. I don't have starters or nonstarters. I have 25 players, and every one of them has to be ready to make some kind of contribution to a winning cause, and he'll be one of the 25, I'm sure.
Jim Leyland
#Defense

Jim Leyland
Whoever's in that fifth spot probably, most likely will be a younger guy, not a lot of experience.
Jim Leyland
#Experience

Jim Leyland
This is just the perfect example of a very talented player with a lot of determination. He's a manager's dream-type player. Not only does he come to the park to beat the other team, but he does the little things to beat the other team. To a manager, he's a real delight.
Jim Leyland
#Determination

Jim Leyland
It's not about showing somebody how hard you can throw, it's about getting people out. You have to learn how to pitch.
Jim Leyland
#People

Jim Leyland
I don't buy that. In my experience, the good ones go back down, figure out how to get better, and come back up.
Jim Leyland
#Experience

Jim Leyland
If I was an infielder and I was having a little trouble, I'd at least say hello to the guy. If you're a major league outfielder and you've got Al Kaline and Andy Van Slyke standing there, I'd have to think you might have a question for them at some point.
Jim Leyland
#Trouble

Jim Leyland
He's the least of my worries. That guy's the salt of the earth. I'm not worried about him. He'll be ready to play.
Jim Leyland
#Earth

Jim Leyland
That was the guy I wanted to be when I grew up. Unfortunately, it didn't quite work out that way.
Jim Leyland
#Work