Detroit Tigers Links: Reactions to Brad Ausmus as the Detroit Tigers' new manager

Bob Levey

Former catcher Brad Ausmus was named the Detroit Tigers' new manager Sunday. Here are some reactions from around the baseball world.

Brad Ausmus offers a stark departure from previous Tigers managers
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning

Fans who wanted a new face, new administration, and new managerial style, have gotten their guy in a 44-year-old ex-catcher, heavy on IQ, and familiar with Detroit's baseball culture.

A gamble by Tigers, yes, but plenty of reasons to be excited about Brad Ausmus
Detroit Free Press, Jeff Seidel

Too often teams hire managers simply because they have experience. That's the easy way to do things. But with Brad Ausmus, the Detroit Tigers' Dave Dombrowski is making a calculated gamble.

Ivy Leaguer Ausmus Latest Catcher To Give Managing a Try for Tigers
Where Have You Gone, Johnny Grubb?, Greg Eno

There’s something about being a catcher in baseball.

Tigers hire Brad Ausmus instant reaction: Great, good-looking hire
MLB Daily Dish, Justin Bopp

The consensus is in -- everybody loves the Tigers-Ausmus pairing and projects good things to come. What's your reaction?

Detroit Tigers hire Brad Ausmus as manager
Yahoo News, Noah Trister

When Brad Ausmus was a player — which wasn't that long ago — the mental aspect of the game always came pretty easily.

Ausmus hire a 'tremendous risk' (video)
Detroit Free Press, Drew Sharp

Drew Sharp chimes in with his thoughts on the Tigers' new manager after today's news conference at Comerica Park.

Is Brad Ausmus nimble enough to handle Detroit Tigers manager gig without experience?
Detroit Free Press, John Lowe

Dombrowski indicated before the managerial search began that the Tigers don't want to hire a manager who needs a learning curve.

the catcher returns
Roar of the Tigers, Samara Pearlstein

It's been quite a while, but Brad Ausmus is coming back to the Tigers, now one more step up the baseball evolutionary ladder.

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