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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...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ausmus defends bullpen moves after Tigers' bitter exit

In his first extensive conversation about a baseball season that ranked as an irksome blend of success and failure, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus on Sunday defended his bullpen decisions in a three-game playoff wipeout by the Orioles and shared in disappointment that, for many fans, bordered on disgust. It was also made clear Sunday by Dave Dombrowski, the Tigers president and general...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  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...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What Went Wrong For The Tigers

It’s not a stretch to say that heading into the ALDS, the biggest concern in Detroit was about the bullpen — specifically how first-year manager Brad Ausmus had chosen to deploy it late in the season. Baltimore ended up sweeping the Tigers in three games, and the bullpen was directly involved in two of Detroit’s losses. At […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Ausmus’ “Loyalty Program” is Killing the Tigers

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing, the same way, over and over again and expecting different results. In my book, Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is the most insane man in baseball. All season long, Ausmus has labeled his relief pitchers as being a “6th inning guy”, or an “8th inning pitcher”, or whatever. All season long, it’s stayed the exact same...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
19 days ago  |  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’ discouraging comments

Leading up to Tuesday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals, the Detroit Tigers had yet to spend one day of the 2014 MLB season without having at least a share of the lead in the AL Central. Now that Kansas City has taken the first three games of this series, the Tigers find themselves trailing the division-leading Royals by a game and a half. However, Detroit’s month...
June 19, 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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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