Originally Posted by lidspinner
Said that Bryan is a bull dog type of guy when it comes to preparation for the game....he is not the type who loses opening day and says "oh well, we have 161 more games to go"...he said that he has heard that Bryan Price will dissect every loss and discuss it with the team like a football team does on Mondays....He also said that some people thought this was a negative trait that Price has and it could hurt him.
This, in a nutshell, is probably why pitching coaches have rarely made the transition to manager.
Pitching coaches are, by nature, micromanagers. They focus on little things in the delivery and the little details of scouting reports. Their world consists of hand motions, leg kicks, and release points.
My main worry with Price, as a former pitching coach, is that there DOES occasionally need to be a mentality of "we've got 161 more of these left to play" when you're talking about being responsible for hitting and fielding issues (things that don't get fixed with a mechanical tweak or an extra bullpen session) as well.
I'm confident, though, that a guy as smart as he seems should be able to understand this difference.