AquaMan2342 wrote:Leyland doesn't run enough. He won't steal 40 bases.
Quoted again for emphasis.
The Tigers have been abysmal at running the bases for quite a few years now (no numbers to back this up off the top of my head, just watched way too many games with only solo-HRs on the scoreboard).
Granderson was supposed to have the same opportunity, skill-set, reputation, etc... he stole 8, 26, 12, and 20 in his four years leading off in Detroit. Jackson may be faster, younger, and have a better average (for now), but there's no way he's even has 40 attempts this season, let alone SBs.