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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 far AJ Hinch, Manny Acta, Dave Martinez, Eric Wedge and Rick Renteria have spoken to the Cubs. Red Sox coach Torey Lovullo is also reportedly in line for an interview. During his career, Ausmus played for four teams. While Ausmus played with the Astros, Tigers, Padres and Dodgers from 1993-2010. His only managing experience came with the Israeli national team prior to the 2012 World Baseball Classic.

Detroit Women Quick to Point Out How “Hot” Brad Ausmus Is

If you were looking for insight on the Tigers’ new hire, click here. If you were looking for opinion on Brad Ausmus from an aesthetic standpoint, well stay right here. 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...

Honesty important to Tigers' new manager Ausmus

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...

Detroit Tigers hire Brad Ausmus as manager

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...

AP source: Cubs interview Ausmus for manager's job

A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Cubs are interviewing former catcher Brad Ausmus for their manager's job. The person spoke Friday on the condition of anonymity because the search is to be confidential. Ausmus works in San Diego's front office as a special assistant to the general manager. He also managed Israel's team for the World Baseball Classic...

“Daily” Facepalm – 11.3.13 : Deckchair removed from Titanic

Brad Ausmus to manage Tigers Ausmus is currently in Detroit finalizing the deal. Hopefully the contact includes a clause requiring Ausmus to smoke five packs a day to ensure continuity with previous leadership. Gammons originally quasi-connected the Cubs with Ausmus weeks ago, though it was unclear whether there was actually any interest or if it was just Gammons making an independent...

The Brad Ausmus Era Begins

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...

Tigers Hire Brad Ausmus as Club's Manager

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.

Brad Ausmus goes to Detroit, thus signaling the end of the world

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...

Tigers hire Brad Ausmus to be next manager

AP 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...

Cubs looking to interview Lovullo, but Renteria still stands out

As the Cubs eye Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo for an interview in the next few days, don’t take your eye off Padres bench coach Rick Renteria. An exhaustive managerial search has narrowed the field of likely replacements for Dale Sveum to a select few in the final days before a decision is expected, with Renteria’s strong player-development background and rapport with young...

A newbie day has dawned in MLB

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...

Watch Tigers press conference today at 4:30

The Detroit Tigers have called a press conference at 4:30 ET today, when it's believed they'll announce Brad Ausmus as their new manager. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal tweeted Saturday that sources have told him Ausmus would be offered the Tigers' managerial job, which was vacated last month when Jim Leyland re-signed after eight seasons. Ausmus, a 44-year-old former...

Report: Brad Ausmus to be Next Detroit Tigers Manager

(Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) 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...

Links of the Day 11/3/13

Good morning. Oh wait, crap, it’s 530 PM? The Tigers hired Brad Ausmus to be their next manager. He will eventually be hired by Houston, and then will go back to Detroit and back to Houston again. Broncos coach John Fox will be having heart surgery. If you are into goofy hand shakes, have I got the video for you. SCOREBOARD NCAAF Ohio State 56, Purdue 0 – Long season Minnesota...
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