The former Reds manager is apparently coming to Philly to join Joe Girardi’s staff:
The Phillies have hired Bryan Price as pitching coach, sources told @TheAthleticMLB. Price turned down offers from at least two other teams — Arizona and San Diego. He was coveted this month.
— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) October 31, 2019
Matt Breen, Corey Seidman, and Jim Salisbury reported Wednesday that Price was the frontrunner for the gig.
Price spent more than a decade as a pitching coach with Seattle, Arizona, and Cincinnati before taking the Reds’ managerial position in 2014 following Dusty Baker’s departure.
Girardi hired Price last summer to be Team USA’s pitching coach, but Girardi left his post as that team’s manager earlier this month to pursue a return to the majors. Around the same time, Price turned down Arizona’s offer to be its pitching coach.
Cincinnati’s pitching staff ranked third and fourth in National League ERA in Price’s final two years as pitching coach in 2012 and 2013. His Diamondbacks staffs in 2007 and 2008 posted the NL’s fourth- and fifth-best ERAs, and his Mariners staff in 2001 finished with the best mark in the American League.
Sounds good. Let’s get started. Let’s rock and roll.
Price also went on a fantastic rant a few years back: