Some very interesting quotes from Price at the winter meetings in a piece by C.Trent.
He addresses many of the things Reds fans have been verbalizing for a couple of years but never seemed to be discussed by the previous manager. Seems to be a window in how he'll approach his post and where he'll focus.
you can’t deny the fact that this is an organization I think the cup is definitely half full in this situation. And as we’ve gotten to the point where we’ve turned the corner from just expecting to make the playoffs. We’re expected to do a lot more.”
You know, I think the two teams that were in the World Series kind of gave everybody a lesson what it looks like to be great. And that is to appreciate the ballgame every inning, appreciate every time you have to add on to it. That there’s a certain effort and grind to the makeup of your ballclub.
I love our team. They’re a great team. I think they need to find a little bit more of that grind
Talking to the guys on the team after I got this job, there was definitely a strong understanding of opportunity missed there in 2013 and in 2012. And it was somewhat of a shocker to fall out of the playoff race in 2012 and not come back even more hungry to do damage in 2013. So that was disappointing.”
“But I think we all talked about, there’s parts of our game that we just need to get better, base running situation, offense, appreciating the opportunities is something that seems to resonate with all of our guys. I think everyone has special responsibility in it.”