And that's not just because Al Avila wants to remain with the Tigers -- he's also contractually obligated to stay put.â†µ
According to the Detroit News, Avila's services are being requested by teams with general manager vacancies -- like the Angels, Mets, and Orioles -- but they're all respectfully turned away:â†µ
"It's very simple," Dombrowski said. "When Al negotiated his deal, he agreed to stay here and gave up his ability to interview for other GM jobs. It's a combination of things — I don't want to get into too many particulars — but they were mutually agreed upon and they're part of the total arrangement made. It wasn't a demand of either side's."â†µ
Avila's contract with the Tigers runs through 2015 and I can't imagine him leaving the team as long as his son is on the roster. Further, it's believed he's well compensated by Mike ilitch, and before his contract expires, it's entirely possible that he could be fulfilling his dream as general manager for the Tigers.