The Price is Right?

Bryan  Price

The Cincinnati Reds have named their new manager. Bryan Price, who has been Cincinnati’s pitching coach since 2010, will replace Dusty Baker in the dugout. This is Price’s first managerial assignment; he was previously the pitching coach for the Seattle Mariners and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

More changes are coming for the Reds. They need a new pitching coach (obviously), and Brook Jacoby is probably on his way out as hitting coach. The Brandon Phillips trade rumors will start amping up any day now, and a solution must be found for the lack of offense at third base and left field. Will Shin-Soo Choo return to the Queen City in 2014, or will he cash in for a major payday from a larger market?

This is going to be a fun off-season to watch.

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Posted on October 22, 2013, in baseball and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Phillips isn’t going anywhere. Choo might as well cash in before his age prevents him to do so, although I personally want him to stay here. Who I’d available for hitting or pitching coaches? Ted Power for pitching since he knows the crop from Louisville the last year or so.

    • Choo seems to be as good as gone, unless the Reds can unload Phillips’ contract without picking up too much in return. In that case, they might be able to keep Choo for a couple more years.

      I think you may be underestimating the damage Phillips did to his relationship with Castellini. Perhaps I’m overreacting to it, but it seems that ownership has given Jocketty an order to get rid of him. I hope that’s not true, I hope BP is back in Cincinnati next year, but I’m not counting on it.

      For pitching coach, I think Power is the logical choice for the reason you mentioned.

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