Originally Posted by Norm Chortleton
Price pretty clearly pointed out that he will use fewer pitchers per game, but leave them in longer. He said getting guys warmed up in the pen, whether they are used or not, causes stress and fatigue. Warming up and facing one hitter three days in a row is harder than pitching 1.1 innings in a single game. This is a clarification on what he was talking about when he said Dusty was too concerned with situational LH vs LH and RH vs RH.
The Reds used the fewest relief appearances in the NL in 2012. Second fewest in 2013.
Not clear to me how Price will use fewer pitchers per game. Reds already use essentially the fewest.
I didn't hear him say Dusty was too concerned about anything.
Really, I see no conflict between Price and Baker on pitching usage. Just because Price believes X doesn't mean he's saying Baker believes Y. They should have asked Price about bunting with position players. Now that would be an interesting question.