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DETROIT -- Something keeps bringing Brad Ausmus back to Detroit.
On Sunday, the Tigers' two-time former catcher (1996, 1999-2000) returned to the Tigers as the team's new manager.
Ausmus, 44, has no major league managing experience, but he had the endorsement of many people in baseball, including former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa, who had dinner with Ausmus at the request of Tigers' president and general manager Dave Dombrowski.
Ausmus had spent the last three seasons as a special assistant to baseball operations for the San Diego Padres.
But there was something about being more closely involved with the game that he missed.
"The truth is when I played, I always enjoyed the cerebral part of the game," Ausmus said. "It was much more difficult to hit. That was the part of the game that I didn't really enjoy. From what Dave tells me, I don't have to hit in this role.
"The thing I've missed most about the game is the pla...
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When the hiring of the former catcher, now Detroit skipper, Brad Ausmus was made official by the Tigers organization, there was seemingly two types of discussion. One, how a first-time manager would handle the pressure...
The Detroit Tigers have chosen Brad Ausmus as their new manager, hiring the 44-year-old former catcher with almost no managerial experience to replace Jim Leyland at the helm of the three-time defending AL Central champions.
The Tigers announced the move Sunday.
Ausmus, who worked most recently in the San Diego front office as a special assistant to the general manager, emerged...
The Tigers have not officially announced it, but all signs point to Brad Ausmus as your new manager. From what I can tell, this guy out of Houston broke the news.
Though the home opener next March against KC will be the first game that Ausmus ever manages, this is a hire that I’m excited about. Ausmus has a tremendous baseball brain, as he spent 18 years in the majors, including...
On Sunday, the Tigers announced the hiring of Brad Ausmus as the club’s next manager, signing him to a three-year contract with a club option for 2017. Also announced during the introductory press conference was that Gene Lamont will be retained by Ausmus as the club’s bench coach.
Tonight, we got some disappointing news:
Say it with me now… ****! I wanted him here. RT @Ken_Rosenthal: Source: #Tigers to hire Ausmus as manager. First reported @AdamSpolane.
— WorldSeriesDreaming (@WSDreaming_Cubs) November 3, 2013
It seems Brad Ausmus decided that he’d rather go to a ready-made team than a team that’s being built from the ground up, which we can’t...
Dave Dombrowski has never been a predictable general manager.
Whether he's trading fan favorite Curtis Granderson or coming out of nowhere to sign Prince Fielder, Dombrowski is willing to buck convention every once in a while.
So maybe it wasn't all that surprising that Dombrowski hired Brad Ausmus over the weekend to manage the Detroit Tigers. Ausmus faces immediate pressure...
The Chicago Cubs interviewed Brad Ausmus on Friday for their vacant managerial position. Ausmus, 44, has been serving as a special assistant to the general manager for the San Diego Padres, a position that he was hired to by current Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer while he was in San Diego.
Ausmus joins a group of five others who are known to have interviewed for the position. Thus...
Brad Ausmus is a Detroit Tiger for the third time in his 44 years on this planet. The former Major League catcher will replace Jim Leyland as the Tigers’ manager, a story that was broken by Adam Spolane, an employee at a Houston radio station.
Ausmus, who has no professional managing experience, interviewed with three different clubs this offseason and quickly became one of...
New Tigers manager Brad Ausmus hasn't announced his coaching staff for 2014, but events on Tuesday make it look like he's going to keep Jim Leyland's pitching coach and have to replace the hitting coach.
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McClendon managed the Pirates from 2001-2005, then...
Welcome to Phase 2 of the newbie manager, a fascinating case study that will commence with the Nationals' hiring of Matt Williams and the Tigers' choice of Brad Ausmus.
The Nationals named Williams manager on Friday and the Tigers are ready to anoint Ausmus, according to a major-league source. The moves to those first-timers are not unlike the Cardinals' hiring of Mike...
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Late Saturday night, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports tweeted that the Detroit Tigers were to hire Brad Ausmus as the organization’s next manager.
Adam Spolane of SportsRadio 610 in Texas was credited by Rosenthal as the first person to break the news that the former catcher Ausmus would take over for Jim Leyland. Ausmus was an All-Star with the Tigers...
At midnight tonight, free agency begins. Teams can sign wherever they want. This isn't NBA or NFL free agency, though: there's not a giant rash of signings at 12:01 and everything generally isn't settled within a week. The next three plus months are going to be chaotic yet slow-moving, and you're probably going to end up hating yourself by buying into so many of the...
Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach emerged as a fourth finalist on Monday for the Mariners managerial job as general manager Jack Zduriencik conducts a second series of interviews with the leading candidates to replace Eric Wedge, according to a baseball source.
Wallach also interviewed for the Tigers’ job, which went to Brad Ausmus on Sunday.
Zduriencik has brought former...