I have always felt that every cheer of support for Jim Leyland comes with a disclaimer.
"I love Leyland!.. butttttt he doesn't play small ball."
"I love Leyland!... but why is Craig Monroe still in the outfield?!"
And most relevant for this season:
"I love Leyland!... but why is Jhonny Peralta batting 8th today?"
In this short ESPN article, David Schoenfield addresses Jim Leyland's consistently questionable batting lineups: