What wizardry was this? Certain that the White Sox would hire the former Astros skipper, we didn’t really allow ourselves to hope this would happen. Now, as we record on the evening of Thursday, October 29th, A.J. Hinch appears to be a lock to become the 49th manager in Detroit Tigers franchise history. For this episode we’re fortunate to be joined the Tigers beat writer for the Athletic Detroit, Cody Stavenhagen.
Topics under consideration will include the following...
-White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf goes old-school, does it his way.
-A.J. Hinch is coming to Detroit (we’re 99 percent sure).
-We’ll explore how Hinch can overcome his damaged reputation, what the Tigers needed to know before they hire him, and why he feels like such a perfect, and necessary, fit for the Tigers.
-We’ll preview what promises to be a slow moving offseason market.
-Finally we’ll talk a bit of instructional league ball why the Tigers farm system and player development staff need to have a big year.