Originally Posted by Unassisted
Based on what I've read, I like the idea of Price as the manager-in-waiting.
Certainly sounds like a step in the right direction if they were to go that route. My question would be if he believed that much in Melvin it's because he bought in to whatever his philosophy was, so what was Melvins philosophy, anyone here know? What I mean is does Melvin share some of the archaic principles as our own Baker? I'm sure Price did a little research on Baker before he accepted the job and vice versa, how much do they see eye to eye? FWIW it doesn't sound like Price is typical but it hasn't been completely addressed, since he is just the pitching coach.
The preceeding stories bring up alot of thoughts and questions. Such as, he seems to favor an approach of doing it slowly and properly (which is a great thing), will the fans or more importantly management be so patient? Will he divide the pitchers and position players if his guys don't get much run support? Will he quit if say Rick Sweet is the '11 manager? There is a lot of things in those write ups and I think they are pretty positive but some things could lead to blowing up in our face. On the flipside he should be great for our pitchers and he has some recent knowledge of both the D-Backs and Phillies system and by proxy due to trades the Jays, Tigers and Indians now.