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#pounditTuesday, January 31, 2023

Report: Bryan Price might be out as Reds manager after season

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The Cincinnati Reds are having yet another poor season, and it sounds like manager Bryan Price could get the ax.

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that Price’s job status looks “extremely tenuous” and that most don’t expect Price to be back next season. He also says that Hall of Famer Barry Larkin is rumored to be the most likely successor for the job.

Heyman adds the following:

The team has underperformed, and Price isn’t getting high marks for strategy, either. There are whispers now that Walt Jocketty could move out of the GM chair, as well, perhaps upstairs.

Heyman says Jocketty has not yet made a decision on Price.

The Reds are last in the NL Central as of Saturday with a 55-77 record. They went 76-86 to finish fourth in the division last year in Price’s first year with the team. That came after Dusty Baker had three winning seasons in the previous four years, including three 90-plus win campaigns.

Not only has Price’s results lacked, but he also has made headlines for negative reasons. In May he grabbed attention when he was ejected from a game before it even started. And then you had the huge profanity-laced tirade back in April that reflected poorly upon the manager. If he were doing better, he might be able to live that stuff down, but it’s much harder to when your team is last in its division.

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