Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/20/14
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 been the Reds' pitching coach since the 2010 season. He's had previous tenures in the same position, coaching six seasons with the Mariners and four with the Diamondbacks. This is his first managerial opportunity at the major or minor league level.  The Reds began looking for a manager when they fired Dusty Baker days after the team's loss in the NL wild-card playoff game to the Pirates. Cincinnati lost five straight games to end the regular season, eventually finishing third in the NL Central, seven games behind the Cardinals. That ensured the Reds would have to play the wild-card game on t...
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