Cincinnati Reds pitching coach Bryan Price will be named the next manager of the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday October 22nd. The
Reds have refused to comment and calls to Price have no been returned but the announcement is imminent and expected to come tomorrow.
Price has been the Reds pitching coach since 2009. In that time Price has developed the Reds pitching staffs into one of the best in the National League. Price has been along with the Reds on their last three playoff runs, he knows what not to do and what to do after watching former manager Dusty Baker.
There are a lot of concerns that Price will bring much of the same mindset to the job that Baker brought. That seems highly unlikely as Price does not have Bakers “oh shucks” personality. Price also knows how to handle his pitchers, something Baker struggled with over his tenure with the Reds.
Price was the front runner for the job since Baker was fired. This announcement comes as a surprise to no one. He is an easy sell to the fans, he’s cheap and the players are already comfortable with him. Price becomes the third pitching coach to become manager in MLB at the moment. Cincinnati surely has to be hoping for a Boston Red Sox John Farrell type of turn around. Managers set the tone for the ball club, Price could help to change the Reds lackadaisical tone.
Overall no complaints from us. Price is a good guy, a good coach and hopefully a good manager. Change was needed now its a wait and see game.