News came this week that Ausmus will likely be fired at the end of the season.
This shouldn’t surprise anyone for two reasons. First, with a new GM usually comes a new manager and entirely new staff. Second, the team has terribly underperformed under Ausmus, especially this year where they are competing for worst record in the American League right now.
So the decision shouldn’t surprise you, but much like the Dombrowski firing, the timing is questionable and the way it is going down is terrible.
Apparently this was leaked to the news from a staffer, and the front office is denying just to save face. But I am sure the report is accurate. The question becomes, why did this staffer know? Why did the staffer know before Ausmus? Why did the staffer talk?