Reds manager Bryan Price goes on profanity-laden tirade against media


This from Reds manager Bryan Price is not a good look at all. According to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Price went on a five-minute, 34-second profanity-laden tirade in his media session prior to tonight’s game against the Brewers.

At issue was that Price didn’t want to share information to the media which the opposition could use to their advantage. In this case, he was talking about a report that Devin Mesoraco was away from the team on Sunday and unavailable as a pinch-hitter. He was also upset that word leaked out that Mesoraco and Tucker Barnhart were on the same flight to St. Louis last Friday before Price got a chance to tell Kyle Skipworth he was being sent to the minors.

By Rosecrans’ count, there “were 77 uses of the “F” word or a variant and 11 uses of a vulgar term for feces (two bovine, one equine).” Best description ever. Below is just a sample of Price’s rant, but be sure to read the whole thing:

“BP: Your job is not to sniff out every f****** thing is about the Reds and f****** put it out there for every other f****** guy to hear. It’s not your job. You want me to be candid with you? I’ve been candid with you. I f****** talk to you guys like men, I tell you what the f***’s going on with the team, I tell you how I’m feeling as candidly as I can and then this s***? You’ve got to watch this f****** s***? I’ve got to f****** read that on a f****** Tweet on our own people in here that we don’t have a f****** player? How the f*** does that benefit the Reds? It doesn’t benefit us one f****** bit. God **** we try to go out there and win f****** games and I got to come in here and then you guys f****** blow it all over the f****** place? Who we can play? Who we can’t? I’ll tell you what you want to know, I’m not going to f****** lie to you. I didn’t tell you f****** s***.”

I’d say that Rosecrans is doing his job pretty well, actually. As for Price, well…

UPDATE: You can listen to the (edited) audio of Price’s rant here. (The link has since been taken down)

Rafael Montero to have Tommy John surgery

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Mets pitcher Rafael Montero will undergo Tommy John surgery.

Montero felt some discomfort after his latest Grapefruit League appearance. This morning he was diagnosed with a complete tear of the UCL in his right elbow. He’ll now miss all of the 2018 season and most of the first half of the 2019 season.

Montero, 27, was once a top pitching prospect. He performed swingman duties for the Mets last year, starting in 18 games and relieving in 16. He wasn’t too successful in that role — his ERA was 5.52 in 2017 — but he was battling for a spot in the Mets’ bullpen this spring.