John Lowe: Is Brad Ausmus nimble enough to handle Detroit Tigers manager gig without experience? – John Lowe, Detroit Free Press
Yet Brad Ausmus, 44, became the hottest managerial candidate around. He interviewed for at least three managerial jobs this off-season, including the Tigers’ opening to succeed Jim Leyland.
Ausmus seems so inherently capable of managing that he could be the dugout equivalent of Feller: a standout that not only bypassed any professional apprenticeship, but showed from the outset he didn’t need it.
Detroit Tigers Hit Home Run With Brad Ausmus Hire – Brent Smith, Rant Sports
No one is going to say it was managerial work alone that did the Tigers in, but with a new-age view and a new spark to a team bogged in the same old routine, this move is going to make a huge impact one way or the other. The hiring of Ausmus, who will presumably bring his youthful exuberance and energy, is going to really jolt a team that has always had the talent to win it all but just lacked that extra push.
Brad Ausmus would offer stark departure from previous Tigers managers – Lynn Henning, Detroit News
Dombrowski, the Tigers front-office chief, reportedly gave the nod to a man with no experience managing in the minor leagues or big leagues. It’s a calculated risk, given the labyrinth of issues and challenges a skipper faces, but Ausmus is serious and compelling and clearly sold Dombrowski during last week’s interview.
The news that Brad Ausmus will reportedly be the next manager of the Detroit Tigers led to a flurry of activity on Twitter, first as the news broke and then as the reactions started rolling in.
Lamont was a coach for the Houston Astros when Ausmus played for the Astros during his 18-year career as a player. Ausmus spoke highly of Lamont and said he would have been his first choice as bench coach even if Lamont had not already been with the organization.