May 16, 2009
When the Arizona Diamondbacks introduced AJ Hinch as their new manager replacing Bob Melvin much was made about the lack of coaching experience that Hinch had. By lack of coaching I mean that he had never coached a day in either the major or minor leagues. There was some question as to how Hinch would handle this. General Manager Josh Byrnes sidestepped the question with curt answers that described terms such as “organizational advocacy” and “quiet leadership”. He then simply stated that AJ would just learn each day and that everything would be fine. Given that the team has been in a state of turmoil, Byrnes confidence seemed out of place.