New Pitching Coach Needed; Bryan Price Retires
The Phillies have another item to add to their offseason to-do list. They will need to hire their 5th different pitching coach in just as many years. On Sunday, Phillies pitching coach Bryan Price spoke with Joe Girardi and announced he was retiring.
The decision, according to Price, was soley based on his desire to spend more time with his family in Arizona and not because of the Phillies’ historically bad bullpen in 2020, the worst ever since the 1930 Phillies.
Girardi said that he and interim GM Ned Rice will begin talking about a replacement for Price this week. Bob McClure (2017), Rick Kranitz (2018), Chris Young (2019) and Price.
Mandatory Credit: NBC Sports
[…] I mean look, I’m sure Jim Gott is a great guy and the majority of blame for a lousy bullpen can’t be on him, but you can’t stick around a ball club after a season like the Phillies’ had in the pen. It was an inevitable departure for Jim Gott. Bryan Price understood this and announced his early retirement a few weeks ago. […]
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