Organized baseball’s loss is sure to be male modeling’s gain, as Pete Incaviglia (above) hits the bricks. From the Detroit Free Press’ Jon Paul Morosi (link swiped from Repoz and Baseball Think Factory)
The Tigers fired Double-A Erie manager Duffy Dyer and his coaching staff Monday.
Dyer, hitting coach Pete Incaviglia, and pitching coach Mike Caldwell were told of their dismissal after a season-ending, 10-inning loss to Akron.
Dyer managed the Seawolves for two seasons. They shared the Eastern League™s worst record in his first year (63-79) and finished with the worst overall record this season (60-81).
Matt Walbeck, the former Detroit catcher, is a strong candidate to replace Dyer. Walbeck has managed Class A West Michigan into the playoffs in each of his three seasons there. He has also developed a good relationship with many of the players who are expected to play at Erie next season, including top prospect Cameron Maybin.