Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 11/14/14
David Schoenfield, who runs the SweetSpot blog over at ESPN.com, recently penned a great article featuring Reds pitching coach Bryan Price. Schoenfield gives an in-depth background on how Price ended up with Cincinnati as well as a synopsis of his successful track record. Schoenfield even goes as far as saying that Price would be the first guy he would call to run a pitching staff if he bought a Major League team. His supporting evidence certainly backs up his claim. For example, he points out that the Reds had three of the top four pitchers in MLB who boasted the lowest on-base percentage versus a hitter leading off an inning: 1. Johnny Cueto (.234), 3. Homer Bailey (.236), 4. Bronson Arroyo (.244). Although it is one of those crazy detailed statistics that isn't used all of the time, the fact that Cincy had multiple guys at the top is still impressive. Furthermore, the Reds sported the league's second-best team ERA in 2012 (3.34) and the best ERA among all MLB bullpens (...
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