Found November 03, 2013 on It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
Los_angeles_dodgers_a2ea
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 the hottest managerial candidates around.  He had been a special assistant with the San Diego Padres since 2010.  He spent 18 seasons in the big leagues, including two stints with the Tigers.  The Tigers traded for him and then traded him away two different times.  Ausmus interviewed with Tigers’ President and CEO Dave Dombrowski on Monday. Dombrowski also had interviewed Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon, San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria and Los Angeles Dodgers third-base coach Tim Wallach. It’s a peculiar hire to say the least, mainly because of Ausmus’ lack of managing experience.  It is no secret that the Tigers are built to win now, so there will not be any time for growing pains for Ausmus.  The support of a first-time manager is the Cardinals’ Mike Matheny, who like Ausmus, was an outstanding defensive Major League catcher.  Matheny took his team to the World Series in his second year after not having managed before. Ausmus is Dartmouth-educated and considered a calm individual.  That personality should mesh with what the team is used to as former manager Jim Leyland ran a pretty laid back ship. It’s a bold move, but I applaud the move.  I half-expected Dombrowski to a coach from the Leyland regime in Lloyd McClendon or Tom Brookens.  This is only the first of many decisions Dombrowski will face this offseason.  The next will probably be to determine the future of ace Max Scherzer.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

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...

“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 hoping for big things from Ausmus

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...

Cubs interview Brad Ausmus for manager job

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dugout Digest - the final 24

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’ Wallach is fourth finalist for M’s job

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...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.