The Detroit Tigers have been an abject disaster this season despite a ton of talent and an opening-day payroll of $173.8 million. When that kind of thing happens, the someone has to go and Tigers manager Brad Ausmus looks like he will soon be receiving a pink slip.
Numerous outlets are now reporting that Ausmus will be ousted at the end of the 2015 season. The Tigers are currently 64-76 and sit in last place in the American League Central. Detroit is 19.5 games behind the first-place Kansas City Royals and 9.5 games out of the final Wild Card spot. Given what Ausmus had to work with this season, that is simply unacceptable.