Those who had a chance to talk about Ausmus after Friday's 7-3 loss to the Twins, however, expressed a range of emotions. They might not be surprised that Ausmus' Tigers tenure is about to end, but they expressed appreciation for what he has done while he's been here. "It's hard to really evaluate the feelings," McCann said, "but Brad is the only manager I ever played for, and I have nothing but positive things to say for him."
The comments from Brad Ausmus in recent days made it clear, if it wasn’t clear already, that he knew this was coming. He talked about the 2018 Tigers in the third person, and talked about potential offseason moves with a distance like it would be somebody else’s problem. Maybe some of those quotes getting out helped set up the discussions that led to Friday’s formal announcement that Ausmus won’t be back next year. Better to get it done now than have another week and a half of foreshadowing.
The last time the Tigers let go of a manager, they hired his successor the next day. That was after the 2005 season, when then-president/general manager Dave Dombrowski announced Alan Trammell’s departure and introduced Jim Leyland in the same room, 24 hours apart. The last time the Tigers hired a manager, they interviewed four candidates and ended up with the one finalist who had neither managerial nor coaching experience.
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