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It’s World Series or bust for the Detroit Tigers in 2015

The task is very straightforward for manager Brad Ausmus and the 2015 Detroit Tigers team: Bring a championship to the Motor City, or else. Yoenis Cespedes was acquired by the Tigers who in turn shipped Rick Porcello to Boston last Thursday. Cespedes is a flashy, attention grabbing athlete – equipped with a flame spitting Lamborghini Aventador – who is able to put more fans in...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: need to knows from Dombrowski presser

Each year, Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski holds an annual postseason press conference with the media. This year’s meet-up came sooner than everyone hoped and most had expected. These gatherings are usually a demonstration in how to say something without saying anything at all. Dombrowski is generally candid yet predictably cryptic in these pressers and chatted Tuesday afternoon...
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: GM Dave Dombrowski’s slump proving costly

Could the incredible run of dominance from Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski be coming to a close, or at least be mired in a rare, and deep, slump? Important note that you will probably forget by the time you’re done reading this: I still think Dave Dombrowski is a tremendous GM. I believe that Brad Ausmus made his fair share of mistakes too. This article is merely...
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ausmus hits shuffle button on Tigers Rotation

Detroit Tigers’ Manager Brad Ausmus announced today that he’s going to use the opportunity of tomorrow’s off day to shuffle the rotation for this weekend’s series when they visit the Kansas City Royals. Kyle Lobstein was supposed to start the series opener on Friday night, but he will be pushed back to Monday’s series opener against the Chicago White Sox. Ausmus will then...
Via The Majors Detroit
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: time for Brad Ausmus to get a clue

The Detroit Tigers had a magical victory ripped from their grasp last night thanks to the continued failures of closer Joe Nathan. After being shut down in earnest for eight torturous innings, and trailing 2-0 in the 9th, the Tigers managed to sneak two guys on base for Mr. Clutch. And once again JD Martinez delivered. He smashed a Glen Perkins fastball over the right field wall...
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers’ Brad Ausmus May Be Bad Manager Hiding Behind Good Team

(Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) The Detroit Tigers’ disastrous series against the Cleveland Indians concluded Sunday night and if there is one thing the series yet again showed, it is that Brad Ausmus either isn’t ready or isn’t a good enough manager to help a team contend for a World Series. Mismanagement of the bullpen and the starting pitching is often the hardest thing...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Notes: Ausmus reflects on first half of season; V-Mart out of lineup

DETROIT -- For Brad Ausmus, his second rookie season is going a lot faster than the first. Ausmus was startled momentarily when asked about reaching the halfway point of his first year as a manager -- the Tigers play game 81 out of 162 Wednesday afternoon.  "This is definitely going quicker than when I was a player," he said. "I can't exactly pinpoint why, but it must be because...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers manager makes a terrible, terrible joke

Ausmus was asked how he deals with the losing when he goes home: "I beat my wife." Obviously was joking and he later apologized. — George Sipple (@GeorgeSipple) June 18, 2014 Ausmus: "I didn't want to make light of battered women. I apologize for that if it offended anyone." — George Sipple (@GeorgeSipple) June 18, 2014
Via The Outside Corner
June 18, 2014  |  1 Comment

Brad Ausmus' memorable Father's Day story

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, the father of two daughters, was asked for a Father's Day story ahead of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Twins. "I remember the last time I played catch with my dad," Ausmus said. "I broke his thumb and he never played catch with me again." When asked how old he was at the time, Ausmus said he was playing in Little League. So, just how hard...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ausmus: Replay rule 99.9 percent done

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Tigers manager Brad Ausmus got some clarification on expanded instant replay late Friday afternoon. Ausmus, bench coach Gene Lamont and defensive coordinator Matt Martin attended a meeting with MLB officials to discuss the new system. "It's really not that different from what they released at the end of January," Ausmus said. "They did give us the caveat that it...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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