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Cincinnati Reds hire Bryan Price as manager
We speculated that he was the front runner, both on the website and the radio show. Now it appears that Bryan Price, the Reds former pitching coach, will become their next manager.
According to reports, the Reds will announce Price as the 61st manager in team history on Tuesday afternoon at Great American Ballpark. Price replaces Dusty Baker, who spent six seasons as Reds skipper, advancing to the playoffs in three of those six seasons.
While many speculated the likes of Barry Larkin, Paul O’Neil, and even Tony LaRussa as candidates, it is believed that the only two interviewees were Price and former big league skipper Jim Riggleman, who spent the 2013 season as the Louisville Bats’ manager, the Triple-A affiliate.
Price has been the Reds pitching coach since 2010 and had stints with the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks in the same position prior to coming to Cincinnati. Year after year, the Reds have featured one of the best staffs in the league and Price was a hot commodity throughout baseball. If he was not promoted to manager, many believed that he would not return as pitching coach in 2014.
Price takes his new position with a lot of pressure. In fact, no Reds manager in recent history has taken over with so much pressure to win. Baker took the Reds to the playoffs in three of his six seasons, including three of his last four, and was let go. In all actuality, when Baker was let go by Reds management, he was penalized for his own success.
But, after appearing in the postseason in three of the last four seasons, both Reds management and Reds fans are eager for more. And it will be Price’s job to deliver. And he is in an excellent position to succeed as the Reds bring back the majority of their team next year. Now that they have a new manager, it’s time to figure out what to do with Shin-Soo Choo.
On a side note, the Reds now need a new pitching coach and I can think of no one better than longtime Triple-A pitching coach, Ted Power. Power is familiar with the majority of the Reds’ staff and is one of the best in the business. He was a candidate for the position in 2010, prior to the Reds selecting Price for the job. As the Bats’ former Media Relations Director, nothing would make me more excited than to see Power get that big league gig.
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Reds general manager Walt Jocketty went on the air with Bill Cunningham of 700 WLW on Wednesday and touched upon a variety of topics.
Some of these topics included Bryan Price being named the new manager, Joey Votto's approach to hitting, the prospect of keeping Shin-Soo Choo in Cincinnati, and the Brandon Phillips-C. Trent Rosecrans incident, among others.
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The 61st manager in Cincinnati Reds history was officially introduced in a press conference on Tuesday.
That man is none other than Bryan Price, who previously served as the pitching coach for four seasons, and will be tasked to try and take the franchise to its fourth postseason in five years.
Seen in the video above is general manager...
The Price is right, folks! As expected, the Reds are set to name pitching coach Bryan Price as the team's new manager in a press conference on Tuesday. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer were one of the first members of the media to break the news. Price will replace the recently fired Dusty Baker, who led Cincinnati to three playoff berths in...
Here are some notable quotes from Bryan Price regarding his managerial philosophy:
+ On hitting philosophy: "More than anything, it's strike zone command. It's understanding what a good pitch looks like and being able to put a good pass on it and put ball on the barrel with frequency. I don't know if that's a philosophy. That's trying to get back to the...
The Cincinnati Reds will announce that Bryan Price will become the new manager later this afternoon.
So I guess people want me to weigh in on Bryan Price being named manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Do I have to?
It’s not that I am not happy or excited about the move, a move that was pretty predictable from the day Dusty Baker was fired. It’s just that I’m not yet ready to start talking Reds again. Like what happened a few weeks ago never happened.
My initial feeling on it...
Here are some notable quotes from Bryan Price regarding his managerial philosophy:+ On hitting philosophy: "More than anything, it's strike zone command. It's understanding what a good pitch looks like and being able to put a good pass on it and put ball on the barrel with frequency. I don't know if that's a philosophy. That's trying to get back to the fundamentals...
The Phillies have named most of their major league coaches for Manager Ryne Sandberg's 2014 staff. We know the Phillies will feature Pete Mackanan at third base, Juan Samuel at first base, Larry Bowa as bench coach, and Steve Henderson and Wally Joyner as hitting coach and assistant hitting coach,...
New Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price wouldn’t commit to keeping flamethrower Aroldis Chapman in the bullpen next season. Cincinnati axed Dusty Baker three days after their Wild Card loss to Pittsburgh and Price was formally named the organization’s skipper on Tuesday. Unlike Price, Baker always felt the 25-year-old Chapman (4-5, 2.54 ERA) was designed to be a closer. Once...
The Reds’ 61st manager, Bryan Price, had been the pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds since taking over for Dick Pole in 2009.In about 15 minutes, we’ll get to hear from the Reds’ new manager:
FOX Sports Ohio will carry today’s Cincinnati Reds press conference live from Great American Ball Park. Reds broadcasters Jim Day and Chris Welsh will report live starting at 3...
One of MLB's most surprising managerial openings is set to be filled before the offseason even begins. USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported Monday night that the Reds will name pitching coach Bryan Price as their new manager. Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer confirmed the team will hold a press conference on Tuesday to make the announcement.
Price, 51, has...
Photo courtesy piratesprospects.com We learned late last night that the Phillies lost out on Bryan Price, a candidate for the open pitching coach position. Price accepted the manager's job with the Cincinnati Reds. Today another name emerged as a candidate for the Phillies open position for the first time: Pittsburgh...
After the dismissal of Dusty Baker some expected Cincinnati to wait until the completion of the post season to name his replacement. Instead the Reds stayed inside their organization and announced the promotion of pitching coach Bryan Price into the position the day before the start of the World Series.
The Reds stayed in-house for their next manager, giving pitching
coach Bryan Price a three-year deal Tuesday to take the team deep
into the playoffs.
The Cincinnati Reds will hire pitching coach Bryan Price to be their next manager, sources told FOX MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal on Monday. The team is expected to make it formal on Tuesday. Rosenthal was the first to break the news.
Sources: #Reds hire Bryan Price as manager. Press conference tomorrow.
-- Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 22, 2013 Price is well-known in baseball...