On Friday, the Detroit Tigers officially announced that they have hired former Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch to lead them into the future.
Following the announcement, Hinch spoke to Jeff Seidel of the Detroit Free Press and he revealed his 3-step plan to lead the Tigers to a World Series title.
From Detroit Free Press:
The first step, he said, is setting a mindset and approach.
“There’s certain things that are not negotiable with winning baseball, like you have to handle the ball,” he said. “You have to play defense, you have to attack the strike zone in the right areas.”
The next step is getting the players to believe.
“Part of developing at the major league level is getting these players to believe that they belong,” he said. “There are a lot of guys on this team, looking back, that probably didn’t think they were gonna play in the big leagues this year.”
The final step, he said, requires a subtle but important shift.
“When you start to shift from seeing what you got to emphasizing winning, you know, that’s a big step for a young team,” he said.
Nation, it seems simple, right? Will A.J. Hinch’s 3-part plan work?