Plus, Guillen won a World Series with the White Sox in 2005, ending the franchise's 88-year championship drought.

Guillen's resume is pretty impressive.

You can't say the same for Ausmus, 44, when he comes to managing. He played for four teams in the MLB, including two stints with the Tigers in 1996 and 1999-2000.

The Tigers' window to win a championship is closing. They won't be able to keep this team, with its bloated payroll, together much longer.

It seemed as if this team could win in 2014 with the right manager to lead the way. Now, it's up in the air because no one knows what to expect out of Ausmus.

If Ausmus fails, it will be the worst decision Dombrowksi has made in his tenure with the Tigers since he gave Dontrell Willis that $29 million extension.

Willis wound up winning two games in three seasons in Motown.

That was a mistake. And so is the hiring of Ausmus.