The Detroit Tigers are having another luckluster season, as they currently sit in fourth place in the American League Central Division with a 60-85 record and are 29.5 games behind the Cleveland Indians.
Manager Brad Ausmus may be on his last legs with the ball club, and General Manager Al Avila said some words discussing the matter.
Avila hasn't exactly determined what his manager's future will be with the team, as he hasn't brought it up to Ausmus just yet.
Since Ausmus took over the team from Jim Leyland in 2014, he has posted a 303-303 record, including a division title his first year.
Just in today's game, Ausmus and catcher James McCann were thrown out for arguing balls and strikes, falling to the Cleveland Indians 5-3. This loss marked 11 in the last 12 games against the Indians, who have now won 21 consecutive games, the longest streak in American League history.
Detroit has a long way to go in terms of competing for a World Series title, and it may have to start with replacing Ausmus. The team may very well be in rebuilding mode, as they have already traded away big name outfielders Justin Upton and J.D. Martinez, and longtime starting pitcher Justin Verlander.
Yay @tigers . Way to go. Another record for Brad Ausmus. When does the rebuild start? Can you trade Ausmus and Avila for hand sanitizer?— Tom Dykstra (@Tomleegun) September 13, 2017
Some Tigers fans aren't happy with the team's recent downfall, and changes will have to be made, especially this offseason.
Only time will tell where this team ends up, and if the manager will be replaced.