Originally Posted by macro
And now, for something completely trivial...
Bryan Price will become only the second person in history to wear that name on the back of a Reds jersey. The other went 10-6 with a 2.88 ERA and 5 CG in 21 starts for a pretty bad Reds team in 1983. Sadly, his career as a full-time starter was over by the end of the following season:
Joe Price probably would have had a nice career as a starter, if not for Dick Wagner. The Reds GM in 1981 built a Reds roster with only 1 lefty pitcher, Price. This forced the manager John McNamara to put Price in the pen since every team needs at least one lefty in the pen. This was after Price went 7-3 with a mid 3 ERA his rookie season as a starter.
Price did fine as a reliever, but he never built up the arm strength necessary, and spent the rest of his career going back and forth between the pen and rotation.
We complain about our FO, but can you imagine if Jocketty built a roster with just Maloney as the sole lefty in the pen?