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22 Aug 1999: Brad Ausmus #12 of the Detroit Tigers stands on second base during the game against the California Angels at Edison Field in Anaheim, California. The Tigers defeated the Angels 12-3. Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport

Jamie Samuelsen: Ausmus Is A Risky Pick And The Correct Pick

Jim Leyland had a good run as Tigers manager.

97.1 The Ticket–11/04/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 21: Detroit Tigers President CEO General Manager David Dombrowski (L) and Jim Leyland speak during a press conference to announce Leyland's retirement as manager of the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on October 21, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Did Dave Dombrowski Ask Jim Leyland About Brad Ausmus?

When a team hires a new manager, there are always so many storylines and sub-plots that fill up reporters notebooks or, I guess Twitter feeds these days.

97.1 The Ticket–11/04/2013

Jamey Carroll #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers congratulates Brad Ausmus #12 after they both scored on a base hit by Scott Podsednik in the second inning as Ryan Theriot #13 looks on against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on August 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Report: New Tigers Manager Will Be Brad Ausmus

Ausmus, who played in the majors for 18 seasons, managed Team Israel in the World Baseball Classic but has never coached or managed in the minors or the majors.

CBS Detroit–11/03/2013

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 28: General Manager Dave Dombrowski of the Detroit Tigers watches his team take batting practice prior to playing against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 28, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Tigers Can’t Hire First Time Manager [BLOG]

The suggested names to replace Jim Leyland are coming fast. For the people who crossed their fingers with reptilian excitement to the point where their phones auto complete “Fire Leyland” at the touch of the letter F–they seem stunned.

97.1 The Ticket–10/23/2013

Brad Ausmus - File 2000 (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Ausmus The Vegas Favorite To Replace Leyland

They’ll put odds on anything from The Oscars to “Survivor” to the Super Bowl coin toss to who will be the next Tigers manager.

97.1 The Ticket–10/22/2013

DETROIT - AUGUST 20: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers scores in the fifth inning and is congratulated by Lloyd McClendon #8 during the game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on August 20, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Leyland On McClendon, Lamont: ‘If It’s One Of Those Guys, I Would Be Thrilled’

“There’s a lot of guys that could manage this team, but are they really the right guy for this team? There’s a difference.”

CBS Detroit–10/22/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 25: Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with champagne in the clubhouse after the Tigers defeated the Twins 1-0 on September 25, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers clinched the American League Central Division title. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Leyland Names Favorite Players, Gives Advice For New Manager

“I think the biggest thing for the next manager … don’t come in and try to force yourself on anybody,” Leyland continued. “Just let things flow.”

CBS Detroit–10/22/2013

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 04: Manager Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers looks on in the dugout prior to Game One of the American League Division Series against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on October 4, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Leyland Says Players Tried To Convince Him To Stay, Defends Fielder, Talks Miggy

“Maybe he just didn’t know what else to say,” Leyland said about Fielder. “I think he was embarrassed by his performance. He probably didn’t handle it as good as he could have handled it … I just hope that they give the guy the benefit of the doubt.”

CBS Detroit–10/21/2013

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers hits a single against the Detroit Tigers during Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Dombrowski Reveals Cabrera Had Groin Tear, May Need Surgery, Played Through Pain

“He wasn’t going to be shut down,” Dombrowski said.

CBS Detroit–10/21/2013

(Photo: George Fox/CBS Detroit)

Jim Leyland Steps Down As Skipper: ‘When It’s Time, It’s Time’

Leyland joined the team in 2006. Prior to his arrival, the team had not made the postseason in 18 years.

CBS Detroit–10/21/2013

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