Friday, October 5, 2012

Did Brad Ausmus remove his name from Astros consideration to be the next manager of the Red Sox?

Because that's what Hardball Talk's Matthew Pouliot suggests..

We tried to tell you that Ausmus interviewed for the manager position, but McTaggart said we were no-good, dirty liars, and then Ken Rosenthal came to the rescue, and the day was saved. Dogs rolled over on their backs and there were tummy-scratches available for everybody. Regardless, Ausmus took his name out of the running to become the next manager of the Astros.

The line of thinking is that Ausmus, a Connecticut native, was tipped off that the Red Sox wouldn't retain Bobby Valentine (though Deputy Street pointed out on Twitter that EVERYBODY knew Valentine was getting canned). It makes sense. Ausmus presumably grew up a Red Sox fan. And when you have a chance to manage the Red Sox, you have to take it. (Is that still true?)

6 comments:

John said...

It's most likely a case of be careful of what you wish for, but if Ausmus wants the Boston job and gets it good for him.

I'm excited for Bo now, I'm not going to lament Ausmus going somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

Let him go. He was awful. Have fun Red Sox fans.

RyanScott81 said...

Ha ha. Ya, I think its still cool to want to be the Red Six manager. I was a little hurt when I heard that Ausmus withdrew. I think everyone knows how cerebral he is and that he will be a great manager. But alas, here come Bo Porter. Im sure he'll do fine and I trust Luhnow....and for the record, I always believed y'all were right about him interviewing here.

Tomas Colorado said...

Wow would be awesome fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why you're so offended about the McTaggart / Ausmus incident.

JEXAS said...

I know I'm not in the majority here, but this truly disappoints me. I had been hoping for Ausmus for years.