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  1. Ron Gardenhire is your new Tiger manager

    Sounds more like SF is looking to add via FA and compete next year.
  2. BREAKING NEWS The Tigers will decline Anibal Sanchez's $16 million option for 2018, general manager Al Avila said. TWEET FROM FENECH
  3. If not Ausmus then who?

    Not the exciting choice. Gardy is a pro. Can take a beating. Feels more like a transitional guy, likely out when the Tigers are good again. But hey, maybe he's our Hurdle and sticks around for a while. I think after doubling down on Ausmus -- who by all accounts gave a great interview here and in Boston -- there was little chance that AA could or would bring in a Kapler or Cora. If it wasn't Gardy, it would have been Redmond or Freddi.
  4. If not Ausmus then who?

    Heyman https://www.fanragsports.com/heyman-tigers-whittling-down-list-of-potential-managers/
  5. If not Ausmus then who?

    I've heard Kaplar talk and he does come across as intelligent and impressive. He does not have that dead-eyed/vacant look of Ausmus.
  6. If not Ausmus then who?

    I agree with this. The Tigers are going to be a bad team for at least the next two years no matter who the manager is. It seems like a good time to take a chance on a higher risk/reward guy like Kapler or Alex Cora. They get a couple years to grow into the job/time to show some improvement. I feel like they could hire a Freddi or Gardy, the losing gets to them and the fanbase and they just end-up as placeholders until the team is good again. Also, if a Cora or Kapler does not work out after two years, you can always find a Freddi/Gardy/Redmond type out there.
  7. If not Ausmus then who?

    I believe he would be a comical disaster. That said, Boston does have a lot of great talent, so maybe they will make him look good for a year or so.
  8. If not Ausmus then who?

    I want Ausmus to get the Boston job. https://www.fanragsports.com/heyman-ausmus-out-as-mets-manager-search-continues/
  9. If not Ausmus then who?

    One bit that you did not post from Heyman, that I thought was interesting... Plz no Amaro.
  10. Project the 2018 Tigers

    Yes, I'm not sure you bother with service time manipulation for a player like Gerber or Stewart. That said, neither player has had much if any time at Toledo, so we should probably see some success there before bringing them to the Show. And I don't think not calling them up in Sept tells us much for the reasons I mentioned and what Shelton says here. If you are going to skip them over AAA to get a Sept callup for a team on its way to the first pick, you need a good reason. Like if they've destroyed AA, say 900 OPS or more and you figure they will spend a good chunk of the next season on the big club.
  11. Project the 2018 Tigers

    Stewart was in AA all season, so I'd guess the organization probably did not think he was ready. AA players are rarely brought up in Sept, unless it's to help a contending team. Gerber was only in Toledo for four games. Also, I believe neither player was/is on the 40-man. With such little experience above AA, probably no good reason to put them on the roster earlier than necessary. Depending on what happens this offseason, Gerber could make the roster on Opening Day. And hopefully things begin to click this summer for Stewart at AAA. It'd be nice if he can get some MLB time in the second half.
  12. If not Ausmus then who?

    Good luck https://www.fanragsports.com/heyman-brad-ausmus-on-mets-radar-to-replace-collins/
  13. If not Ausmus then who?

    Heyman's latest Joe McEwing interviews Thursday for the managerial job. Fredi Gonzalez’s name has been heard a lot in connection with the Tigers’ open job. He was a coach with the Marlins when GM Al Avila was in Detroit’s front office. Alex Cora, who is getting serious consideration in New York, is another managerial possibility for the Tigers. The Tigers gathered suggestions from all their decision makers, and word is they started with a list of as many as 52 managerial possibilities. Avila and his inner circle have been narrowing that down. They have interviewed in-house candidates Omar Vizquel and Dave Clark (via Katie Strang of The Athletic), and will also interview Lloyd McClendon. But one person familiar with their thinking highlighted Avila’s “fresh start” comment to suggest he believes there’s more chance they ultimately look to the outside, though that isn’t a given. The Tigers lost 34 of 45, which ain’t easy, to take the No. 1 overall pick. Brad Ausmus has said he’d consider taking another managerial job. But while we’ve said here he will be a fine candidate at some point, maybe a year off would do some good. The players seemed to like him, and he has a lot going for him. But it didn’t work in Detroit, ultimately. He will get another job, of that there is little doubt. https://www.fanragsports.com/inside-baseball-al-notes-will-upton-stay-with-angels/
  14. Justin Verlander Traded to Astros

    Guessing he meant by August deadline. JV was not looking as good when Cubs made the Quintana deal. Easy to forget his slow start and how national writers were writing him off even in mid-July.