"Detroit is a tremendous baseball town and I couldn't dream of a better place to manage. The support of Mr. Ilitch andDave Dombrowski is second to none and gives the club a chance to win every year. Tigers fans and the people of Michigan have supported us so well during our time here, I can't even begin to express how much that means to me."
"Jim is as fine a manager as there is in baseball, he's done a fantastic job for the organization and we are thrilled to have him back managing the Tigers in 2013. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Jim and his ability to lead our club on the field. I am confident that you will not find a harder working or better prepared manager in the game."