• Leyland pleased with hirings of Ausmus, McClendon

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Nov 8, 2013
    New Tigers manager Brad Ausmus moved quickly to retain Jeff Jones, who was Leyland's pitching coach in Detroit, but it's possible one or two of McClendon's former co-workers could join him in Seattle as Ausmus brings in new associates of his own. Short of McClendon getting a chance in Detroit, things worked out about as well as Leyland could have hoped. Having worked as a coach on Jim Leyland's Tigers staff the past eight years, McClendon doesn't have his own group of assistants ready to come aboard with him. All he said on his way out at his news conference last month was that he felt like Lloyd McClendon was ready to manage again. "I think it all evolves around communication and making sure you talk with players on a daily basis, not only about baseball, but about life in general," McClendon said after his introductory press conference at Safeco Field. But the guy who was introduced Thursday as the new manager of the Mariners? He didn't want to spend a lot of time talking about blowing up at umpires, preferring instead to focus on what it will take to build up his team to compete in the American League West.
    Source: MLB.com
    • McClendon's first task is building coaching staff

      Now that the TV lights are off and the introductory news conference is over, it's time for Lloyd McClendon to begin his real work. For the new Mariners skipper, the first order of business is hiring a coaching staff, and then he will begin meeting with …
      Source: MLB.com
    • McClendon: Mariners ready to move forward

      Lloyd McClendon believes he's stepping into a "golden age for the Mariners" as he assumes his new role as the club's manager. McClendon has seen something similar before as a member of the Tigers' coaching staff in 2006.
      Source: MLB.com
    • McClendon: M's can return to winning ways

      Lloyd McClendon wanted to be in Seattle three years ago, when he finished as a runner-up to Eric Wedge for the Mariners' managerial opening.
      Source: ESPN.com

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