As much as the Tigers fans want either former Tigers catcher Brad Ausmus or former Tigers infielder Torey Lovullo as their next manager, they may not get either.
But, could the interview with the Cubs be nothing more than a leverage move for Ausmus? Look at these tweets from a month ago:
Source: Ausmus not in mix for Cubs job http://t.co/wEBmlKES92— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) October 3, 2013
Had the Cubs approached Brad Ausmus, which hasn't happened, he would have been interested in the managerial job. For the record— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) October 4, 2013
As @csnmooney said last night and I heard yesterday as well, Brad Ausmus not on Cubs radar if they fire Sveum. People overreacted big time.— David Kaplan (@thekapman) September 28, 2013
Then again, after all that smoke, came this flicker of fire:
And, to be clear, Brad Ausmus is interested in the Cubs' managerial opening.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 4, 2013
As for Lovullo ...
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