Former Detroit Tigers Director of Player Development Glenn Ezell did not resign from his position yesterday:â†µ
â€œI did not retire,â€ said Ezell, 65. â€œI did not walk away or step down or hand in a resignation. That is the way the release stated it. I am a professional person who loves the game and will not quit. Iâ€™m not good enough to quit."â†µ
The implication here is that the Tigers either let Ezell go or fired him. More from Ezell:â†µ
â€œMaybe it was obvious the organization wanted to go in another direction. I shouldâ€™ve kept my ear to the ground better. But I have so many wonderful feelings about this organization still. Even now, I will say nothing negative. My passion is for the players I have worked with, and I will not betray that. The young men in this organization are wonderful.â€â†µ
Ezell helped develop current Tigers players Justin Verlander, Brennan Boesch and Brandon Inge, amongst others. Assistant General Manager Al Avila has temporarily taken over Ezell’s duties.