former Astro Brad Ausmus hired as Detroit Tigers manager

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  1. Commodore

    Commodore Contributing Member

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Source: Brad Ausmus will go to Detroit tomorrow to finalize a deal to become the Tigers next manager</p>&mdash; Adam Spolane (@AdamSpolane) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSpolane/status/396747001452175360" data-datetime="2013-11-02T16:13:51+00:00">November 2, 2013</a></blockquote>
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  2. BrieflySpeaking

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    Wow. That's kinda random, I think..
     
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  4. mick fry

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    Good luck to Brad, was a good player for the stros.
     
  5. RKREBORN

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    Wouldn't be surprised if the Astros hired CJ Nitkowki as a pitching coach, then trade him to the Tigers for Ausmus again
     
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  6. Major

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    He played for and was an All-Star for Detroit. Seems kind of weird in that he seemed to want to be on the west coast, but it makes sense as an organization he has history with - and a team that is World Series caliber.
     
  7. MONON

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    One of my fav players. Well deserved. Good luck, Brad.
     
  8. CometsWin

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    Newbie manager gets a ready made playoff caliber team. That's the way you do it!
     
  9. NotInMyHouse

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    With Ausmus off to Detroit the Astros just need to plug-in Mitch Meluskey as their next manager.
     
  10. Nick

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    He will be a good manager. He's on par with Matheny, probably with better people skills and more of a killer instinct.

    He will be good for Verlander/Scherzer/bullpen. And he won't have to worry about the double switch till the playoffs.
     
  11. Nook

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    Meh... He wasn't a very hard worker as a player (regardless of what the media says), but he was and is very bright. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. He was the front runner for the Cubs the last I heard.
     
  12. msn

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    repped! nice :cool:
     
  13. otis thorpe

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    I still remember a hit in Chicago in the playoffs when lima was pitching
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="http://t.co/4heTjq6qAc">pic.twitter.com/4heTjq6qAc</a></p>&mdash; Peter Gammons (@pgammo) <a href="https://twitter.com/pgammo/statuses/397039447310487552">November 3, 2013</a></blockquote>
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  15. Raven Lunatic

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    What are you basing this on?
     
  16. Nook

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    Working for the Astros when Brad was with the Astros.
     
  17. Nick

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    Which stint?

    What should have he been working on?

    Its not uncommon for guys like him and Matheny to forgo the weight training, and hitting drills to focus on working with the pitching staff, and reading up on matchups/hitters tendencies.

    And those latter qualities are what end up making good managers... that and being a clubhouse leader, which Brad seemed to be (whether he wanted to or not).
     
  18. kaleidosky

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    congrats to Brad..excited for him. Annoyed that he's in the same league as the Astros
     
  19. Nook

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    A sister of mine still works with the organization.

    Brad was well respected, but the fallacy that he busted his ass is not accurate. I was not around his 24/7, but the feeling when I heard coaches or players talk about Brad was that he worked smart, not hard. He was not the only player that did not stick around for extra work (Berkman and others).

    I never heard anyone say Brad was a bad teammate, or a problem. He was well respected as far as I could tell. However Brad liked to relax sometimes.

    He is very bright, he is a legitimate and I would not be shocked if he does well. He just is not a really grinder type and I am surprised he would agree to manage outside of the West Coast or East Coast. Perhaps he has changed the last 8-9 years.
     
  20. otis thorpe

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    Ivy leaguer. Everyone loves the guy and it was universal sentiments he would be a manager
     
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