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Detroit Tigers News: Time is running out on Brad Ausmus

Detroit Tigers News: Time is running out on Brad Ausmus

The season, and Brad Ausmus time in Detroit, are winding down. Bye Bye Brad We wrote about the likelihood that Brad Ausmus would not be extended as the Tigers’ manager yesterday. Lynn Henning of the Detroit News also weighed in with some of the verbal cues the Tigers’ manager has been sending that his time in Detroit is coming to an end. It’s not a lock yet perhaps, but it sure feels like a parting is in the air. Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, as well as Yahoo Sports all weighed in on Ausmus presumed firing yesterday. We’ve seen a tide of media come in on firing Ausmus before, and...

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus sounds like he knows he won't be back next season

Ausmus' job security has been in question for years now
Bless You Boys Sep 20, 2017
Tigers homestand is likely Brad Ausmus’ last as manager

Tigers homestand is likely Brad Ausmus’ last as manager

We’re four years into his tenure and there is little case for Ausmus to keep his job. Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila may yet surprise us and choose to keep manager Brad Ausmus at the helm as the franchise embarks on a rebuilding project. But it feels like the end is here. After four years of frustration and disappointment, it’s time to make a change. Avila continued to be naturally circumspect in his recent comments to the Detroit News. He was asked whether the Tigers would bring Ausmus back in 2018. “There’s a lot of different possibilities. I can’t say that’s out of...
Sports Illustrated Sep 20, 2017

Even Brad Ausmus Thinks the Detroit Tigers Are Going To Fire Brad Ausmus

Brad Ausmus is having a horrible season managing the Tigers. Even he doesn't think he's going to make it once the season ends.
Grand Rapids Press Sep 20, 2017
After 4 years at helm, is Brad Ausmus managing final games in Detroit this week?

After 4 years at helm, is Brad Ausmus managing final games in Detroit this week?

The most likely scenario is that Ausmus and Avila will shake hands and part ways after the year. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers play their last home game of the 2017 season at Comerica Park on Sunday afternoon against the Minnesota Twins. There's a good chance it will be last time Brad Ausmus sits at the end of the bench in the home dugout as manager.  After four years of highs and lows, Ausmus' contract will expire after the season. Although there has been on official word, it's hard to imagine that it will be renewed. Don't expect sentimentality from the...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 20, 2017
Should Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus stay or go?

Should Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus stay or go?

Let us know by casting your vote. The 2017 season has been a rough one for the Detroit Tigers, putting it mildly. They're losing more than their share of games on the field, they've lost most of their best players in trades, and now they're even losing no-hit bids in the ninth inning. Who's to blame? Is this all Tigers manager Brad Ausmus' fault? Should he be fired? Is it Ausmus' fault that his team is 62-87 and nearing the American League cellar? Or is he a victim of an underperforming team that has traded away stars in an effort to cut payroll? It is his...
Larry Brown Sports Sep 19, 2017

Tigers may play Andrew Romine at all 9 positions in same game next week

The Detroit Tigers don’t have a lot left to play for, but manager Brad Ausmus could give the fans something cool to end the season. Ausmus says he is giving thought to having Andrew Romine play all nine positions in the same game. If that were to happen, Ausmus has his eye on the Tigers’...Read More
Grand Rapids Press Sep 19, 2017
Nixed for now: Tigers' Andrew Romine won't play all 9 positions in final homestand

Nixed for now: Tigers' Andrew Romine won't play all 9 positions in final homestand

If it happens at all, it will be in the final game of the season, Oct. 1 at Minnesota. DETROIT -- If Andrew Romine gets to play all nine positions in one game, it won't happen at Comerica Park. If it happens at all, it will be in the final game of the season, Oct. 1 at Minnesota. Even then, the only way manager Brad Ausmus would consider it is if the Twins have secured a wild card and the game has no significance in the standings. Ausmus said he was concerned that pulling off the feat with almost two weeks still left in the season might be seen as a...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 19, 2017
Clock ticking if Tigers want to pull off #NineforRomine at Comerica Park

Clock ticking if Tigers want to pull off #NineforRomine at Comerica Park

If Andrew Romine is going to play all nine positions in one game -- an idea floated by manager Brad Ausmus last week -- it has to happen soon. DETROIT -- If Andrew Romine is going to play all nine positions in one game -- an idea floated by manager Brad Ausmus last week -- it has to happen soon. If he wants to do it front of the home crowd, it probably has to happen tonight or tomorrow against the Oakland Athletics. The Minnesota Twins come to town on Thursday for the final series at Comerica Park. But the Twins are in the playoff race, and Ausmus has said he...
Bless You Boys Sep 18, 2017
Detroit Tigers News: Matt Boyd almost threw a no-hitter

Detroit Tigers News: Matt Boyd almost threw a no-hitter

Boyd came close, and Brad Ausmus didn’t have much patience for post-game questions. While most people were likely watching some mediocre football being played on Sunday, Matt Boyd came one out away from greatness. Boyd carried a no-hitter all the way up until the final out of the ninth inning, when Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson reached out and turned a low-and-away changeup into a double into right center field because the 2017 Detroit Tigers and their fans are not allowed to have nice things. The post-game press conference found manager Brad Ausmus in a sour mood, as he was...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 18, 2017
Brad Ausmus' tirade about 'negativity' a bad response to reasonable question

Brad Ausmus' tirade about 'negativity' a bad response to reasonable question

Ausmus ensured many more people will be talking about his decision not to replace Castellanos than if he had just answered the question with a simple yes or no. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was asked -- or was going to be asked, until he interrupted the question -- if he had considered lifting Nicholas Castellanos for a defensive replacement late in the game Sunday. The simple and perfectly defensible answer was, "No, I didn't." Or perhaps, "Yes, I did, but ultimately decided against it." Instead, Ausmus launched into a bizarre tirade about the...
Washington Times Sep 17, 2017

LEADING OFF: Will Romine play 9? Plus Marlins return home

A look at what's happening all around the majors Monday: ___ ROAMING ROMINE? Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says he may play Andrew Romine at all nine positions during one of Detroit's games this week against Oakland. Romine has played everywhere except catcher in his career, and if he needs pointers ...
Bless You Boys Sep 17, 2017
Statcast says Brad Ausmus may have cost Matt Boyd a no-hitter

Statcast says Brad Ausmus may have cost Matt Boyd a no-hitter

The catch probability of Tim Anderson’s double was low, but Castellanos should have been substituted. Sunday was certainly one of the most exciting games of a dreadful Detroit Tigers season. Matt Boyd tossed an absolute gem through eight and two-thirds innings, before being robbed of a no-hitter by a double to right field with two outs in the ninth. The offense had his back, pounding 12 runs off the Chicago White Sox and Boyd finished with a complete game shutout retiring the next batter he faced, but the story didn’t end there. Nick Castellanos was — of course — still out in right...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 17, 2017
Tigers' Matthew Boyd with no regrets after masterpiece falls just short of no-hitter

Tigers' Matthew Boyd with no regrets after masterpiece falls just short of no-hitter

He happily settled for the first complete game of his career, the first shutout of his career and a 12-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon. DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus has one concession to superstition: Don't get anyone up in the bullpen while a no-hitter is in progress. So when Matthew Boyd finally gave up his first hit, a double to Tim Anderson with two outs in the ninth inning, the bullpen quickly sprang into action. Pitching coach Rich Dubee went to the mound to stall for time. The Tigers wanted Boyd to finish the game, but his pitch count was...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 17, 2017
Shut down Miguel Cabrera for rest of 2017? Dumb idea, says Tigers manager

Shut down Miguel Cabrera for rest of 2017? Dumb idea, says Tigers manager

Hows it going to help him? Ausmus said. Hes about to get four months off. He needs four months and two weeks off? DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera was out of the lineup on Sunday as he contends with pesky lower back pain. But if he feels better on Monday, he'll play. The same goes for Tuesday, Wednesday and the final two weeks or so of September. The idea of shutting down the Detroit Tigers' 34-year-old slugger for the rest of the season has never been discussed, said manager Brad Ausmus. If Cabrera can play, he will. "Guys are paid to do a job," Ausmus...

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