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Trammell's Time as Manager Should Come to an End The Tigers would be best served to find a new skip By Paul Wezner Senior Editor
Date: Aug 1, 2005
In 2002, the Detroit Tigers were in shambles. There was no money available, a lack of star players, a barren farm system, and a general lack of hope and interest in a team that lost more games than any other team in the 90âs. The franchise needed a recognizable name to revive interest. But that was then, and this is now. And now, Alan Trammellâs time has come.
It has been a rocky road since manager Alan Trammell took over a team of misfits and minor leaguers that either werenât ready or simply werenât talented enough. Trammell was a rookie manager, and made rookie mistakes, but certainly he couldnât be held responsible for a team that lost 119 games. But that was then, and this is now. In 2004, the team was no longer a group of misfits. President/GM/CEO Dave Dombrowski went out and brought in solid veterans, including future hall-of-famer Ivan Rodriguez to help re-make a team that needed not just a facelift, but rather reconstructive surgery.