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Just talked to Jay Bruce, who is extremely excited about Bryan Price's hiring by the #Reds
It seems that players are more excited at the prospect of Price being manager than they were sad that Dusty got fired.
That Joey Votto is some kind of Man Candy!
"For them to boo me like that, it lets me know they dream about me at night.” -- Brandon Phillips on Cards fans.
I'm generally happy with this hire although I'll admit I'm more excited about Dusty being gone.
"For Reds fans, by Reds fans" Learn it, love it, live it.
Edd Roush (10-22-2013)
For Price, at least the pitchers seem to be turning cartwheels. And now with Bruce saying this, it seems Price's hiring is being met positively by position players.
Pay attention to the open sky
I'm happy with this hire. I think Price will do well in his new role. I just hope that the front office gives him the additional resources he needs to do his job well and doesn't stand pat.
Chip R (10-22-2013)
“It’s very similar to what everyone else talks about: Being aggressive, working ahead and staying ahead in the count, composure, preparation and accountability,” he said. “The last one is the hardest. When you don’t succeed, it’s hard to own your own failure and not look for other places to blame.
“That’s real hard. Character is hard to find. We really try to make sure the starters understand their obligation to pitch innings. That’s one thing we’ve impressed upon them wherever we’ve been. Relief guys aren’t supposed to be in 80 games a year. And when they are, it’s because the starting rotation isn’t getting the job done.”
“Bryan is a great communicator,” Bailey said. “In communication, there’s two parts — give and take. He’s probably one of the very, very best at that. Another thing about him — I wish more people in this world were like this — but he sees the problem and he addresses the problem. There’s not a whole lot of guessing. He’s very hard-working.
“There was never a time when we went in meeting and you came out uncertain.”
I get the eventual blame or credit,” Baker said. “But usually, it’s a decision both of us made. Sometimes, I supersede. But I depend on my coaches. I don’t think you’re a good manager when you micromanage.”
The final calls are Baker’s. The two don’t always agree.
This is not necessarily an indictment on Dusty but perhaps the players are welcoming the change.
Larkin Fan (10-22-2013)
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."