With the possibility of significant trades looming over the Detroit Tigers, Brad Ausmus sat in the dugout and made the case for staying the course.
Detroit manager Brad Ausmus acknowledged the Tigers have accidentally called the bullpen before when they meant to contact the replay room, leaving bullpen coach Mick Billmeyer a bit puzzled.
Over the past few years, baseball’s trade deadline has been a source of excitement and anticipation in Detroit.
University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh still has a decent arm, but that tucked in jersey has to go.
“It’s easy to judge from outside, but we’re trying to win ball games,” Victor Martinez said Thursday. “I think that was the best option.”
“There’s so much analysis, video, scrutiny nowadays,” manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday. “I think some players tie themselves in a knot.”
“James McCann’s done an excellent job … but experience is huge when it comes to that position,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday.
In 34 games before going on the disabled list, Martinez had a .216 batting average and a .308 on-base percentage.
Ausmus said it has gotten to the point where managers do not know what to expect when they challenge a play, whereas last season teams had a reasonable idea of whether they would win a challenge.
“It was nice to see it coming out pretty good there,” Verlander said Saturday, when he hit 96 and 97 on the radar gun in the fifth inning.