An official announcement will come from the team tomorrow.
I think this tweets says it all. I’m going out on a limb and guessing you’ve seen it, but in case you haven’t…
We are reporting that Bryan Price will be named manager tomorrow. No comment from #Reds. Price did not return a message.
— John Fay (@johnfayman) October 22, 2013
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports also tweeted the news.
When the news broke of Dusty Baker being let go, the first name mentioned as his successor was that of Bryan Price. In Jared’s list of his preferred options for the position, he mentions Price but added the following…
All these candidates do not do anything to address the Clubhouse Culture which directly attributed to the disaster which was basically the last month of the season, highlighted by the last 6 games played in 2013.
There could be a concern there since Price was a member of Baker’s staff. Then you see this tweet from Bob Nightengale from USA TODAY…
Yes, good news for #Reds fans. Bryan Price is shrewd baseball man and fiercely loyal.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 22, 2013
I know what you might be thinking. Is his loyalty the same as Dusty’s. All we can do is see what the 2014 season holds to have an answer to that.
Price has served as the Reds pitching coach for the last four seasons. Prior to joining the Reds staff, he served as the pitching coach for the Seattle Mariners from 2000-2005 and the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2006-2009.
As a player, Price was 21st round selection of the Minnesota Twins in the June 1990 draft and a seventh round of the Baltimore Orioles in 1983 draft but he did not sign. He signed by the Angels after being selected in the eighth round of the June 1984 draft. Before the start of the 1987 season, Price had left elbow surgery and was later released. In November of that same year, he signed with the Mariners and pitched for 2 more seasons.