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Thread: Reds.com interview with Price

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    Re: Reds.com interview with Price

    This his strategy now. There is nothing ideally wrong with it either. However let a right hander take a lefty deep a couple times late in the game and it would not surprise me to see that change. Most managers prefer to avoid criticism. If your left handed specialist gets beat by a lefty it is no big deal. The player failed to do his job. If he manages like this he leaves himself open to big questions that most managers prefer not to have to deal with. That is maybe the biggest reasons players have roles. He has never had to face the press night after night so I would take his thoughts now as just that, thoughts.
    I happen to agree with this. However, I think you have to take Price at his word for now. Some managers cave to media scrutiny more than others. (Dusty seemed super sensitive to second guessing.) And by no means can we expect Price to manage every situation in a non-Dusty manner. The game is just not that strategically complex. We're talking about shades of difference that over time can get more out of all 25 guys, which I like.
    "Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini

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    Re: Reds.com interview with Price

    I'm much more interested to hear what Price has to say (and actually does) concerning positioin players, relying on certain hitters, batting orders, base running, and the like.

    I think we know basically how he handles a pitching staff, we've seen it. To the extent he wants to avoid warming up a lot of relievers, as he indicates, good luck. Like others, I suspect the real world will interfere soon enough.

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    Re: Reds.com interview with Price

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    They should have asked Price about bunting with position players. Now that would be an interesting question.
    And risk not getting the Zodiac sign question in?
    Everything is perfect, but there is a lot of room for improvement. --- Shunryu Suzuki-roshi

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    Re: Reds.com interview with Price

    They could have asked him about the wisdom of letting Duke pitch to Halton in Milwaukee.
    Everything is perfect, but there is a lot of room for improvement. --- Shunryu Suzuki-roshi

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    Re: Reds.com interview with Price

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    And risk not getting the Zodiac sign question in?
    This may be the earliest into a manager's tenure (45 minutes?) that he has been labeled a Cancer in the clubhouse.

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