"I think the commissioner's just trying to stay ahead of the curve, do what's best for the game. There's a lot of intelligent people thought this stuff over and there's a lot of people involved," said Jim Leyland, the longtime manager who is now a special assistant for the Detroit Tigers. "I'm a big believer that when you've had something in place for so, so long, any time there's a change, there's going to be a reaction. Some of it's going to be pro, some of it's going to be con."
"He's got it figured out, but he'll find out there's a lot to learn because he'll be willing to listen," Leyland said Monday of Ausmus. "I think he's a great fit, a terrific fit in fact for the Tigers."