Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Kornacki: Leyland hopes Austin Jackson steals more bases

Not exactly the latest “Steve Speak”...but it’ll do.

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland was asked what he wanted to see from Jackson, 26, in his fourth season.

“Just to maintain,” Leyland said. “If Austin Jackson does what he did last year and added a few extra stolen bases, I’d be a happy man.”

Steals is the lone area where Jackson’s game has declined. His stolen bases continued to drop, from 27 as a rookie to 22 in 2011 and only 12 last season.

...Still, when reporters spoke with Jackson about this on Monday morning, he was a bit ambivalent about the need to steal more bases. Jackson noted that he has a row of RBI machines behind him in the batting order: Torii Hunter, Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Victor Martinez.

“You’ve got those guys batting behind you,” Jackson said, while shrugging his shoulders. “They can win the game with one swing. I didn’t feel I needed to (steal).”

Leyland admitted that there are plenty of times not to run with that kind of lumber coming up to bat. Why risk taking a potential run off the bases with a bevy of power hitters lined up?

But I asked Jackson about the validity of stealing in the late innings of a game that is tied or when the Tigers are behind by one run.

“I don’t know,” Jackson said. “I just had a tough time with it last year.”

Repoz Posted: February 19, 2013 at 04:24 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: tigers

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogTim Anderson's eventful day at the yard ends with shot at Joe West: 'Everybody knows he's terrible'
(10 - 6:15am, Sep 24)
Last: Leroy Kincaid

NewsblogOTP 2018 September 17: How Brett Kavanaugh explains his baseball ticket debt
(2432 - 4:44am, Sep 24)
Last: DJS, the Digital Dandy

NewsblogMadden: Hey, Rob Manfred! The analytic geeks are ruining starting pitching and it's making a joke of the game - NY Daily News
(2 - 4:18am, Sep 24)
Last: Endless Trash

NewsblogFive Tool Players | Articles | Bill James Online
(16 - 4:06am, Sep 24)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogMariners extend longest postseason drought in major North American sports to 17 years
(8 - 3:59am, Sep 24)
Last: Endless Trash

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (September 2018)
(385 - 2:09am, Sep 24)
Last: Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB)

NewsblogOT: Soccer Thread (2018-19 season begins!)
(829 - 1:37am, Sep 24)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogFancred Sports : A lot of intrigue over Mets GM pursuit: old school vs. new school
(1 - 1:33am, Sep 24)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogTickets available as Marlins host Reds
(47 - 12:39am, Sep 24)
Last: DFA

NewsblogOT - 2018 NBA Thread (Pre-Season Edition)
(537 - 10:49pm, Sep 23)
Last: TFTIO is Lounging from the flat one

NewsblogWeekend OMNICHATTER for September 22-23, 2018
(166 - 8:55pm, Sep 23)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogHall of Famer John Smoltz says MLB needs an overhaul and proposes drastic changes
(87 - 6:33pm, Sep 23)
Last: PreservedFish

Sox TherapyIT’S OVER
(7 - 4:31pm, Sep 23)
Last: Darren

NewsblogWainwright impresses Giants' Bochy
(14 - 4:14pm, Sep 23)
Last: caspian88

NewsblogDodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig burglarized for the fourth time
(10 - 1:36pm, Sep 23)
Last: Bote Man the walk-off king

Page rendered in 0.2294 seconds
44 querie(s) executed