John Niyo: A.J. Hinch is taking a chance on Tigers, as well

DETROIT — Maybe they’re taking a chance. But so is he. And, yes, you can argue the Tigers are risking their reputation with this move. But have you looked at American League standings the last few years? A.J. Hinch is, too.Say what you want about the Tigers’ hiring of Hinch as their next manager, fresh off a yearlong suspension for his role in the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. But now that the team has made it official, quickly announcing the deal Friday afternoon, understand this: The risk here is a shared one, between a down-on-its-luck franchise and a man in search of a second chan…

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