Re: Bryan Price named Pitching coach
Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
And really, unless your particular hire has a known skill-set that can benefit the team in some special way (i.e. "good at fixing guys" or "good at mentoring young pitchers"), most of them seem pretty interchangeable anyway.
In the end, it comes down to the guys he's coaching. We'll be blaming this guy in short order if the Reds don't improve the talent on the staff anyway.
We don't even really know what a pitching coach does for the Reds or Dusty. I think it's nearly impossible to formulate an argument for why this is either a good thing or a meh thing.
Its a different thing. Though he's old school and will butt heads with stats-based decisions over eyeball evaluations. That's not really going to be an issue in Cincy. So maybe it's more accurate to say a different personality/pair of eyes.
I seriously doubt we're going to see a huge transformation of caterpillars into butterflies...
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
Last edited by jojo; 10-17-2009 at 10:25 PM.