In the Astros' first year under manager A.J. Hinch resulted in the first trip to the playoffs in 10 years. Hinch's profile was quickly raised across the Major League landscape
Of course, when the Dodgers and manager Don Mattingly parted way this offseason -- there were swipers that the sabermetric-friendly hinch would be bought away by Los Angeles. Local media and bloggers jumped on the idea, that presumably $310,207,172 payroll team can buy whatever they want.
Hinch squashed the rumor this week:
AJ Hinch: "I am not a candidate for the Dodgers job, I am an Astro, and I am completely content in being here, it's not going to be me"
— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) October 28, 2015
Good to hear following the Astros 86-76 season in 2015 and Wild-Card round victory.