5 managers the Cincinnati Reds can hire to fix their mess

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After firing Bryan Price, here are five managerial candidates the Cincinnati Reds can hire to finally fix their mess.

With a 3-15 record and no real signs of improvement coming, the Cincinnati Reds fired manager Bryan Price last week. Bench coach Jim Riggleman has taken over, and the team promptly got swept by the St. Louis Cardinals over the weekend.

The Reds had a .419 winning percentage under Price, and they have a .417 winning percentage since he took over as manager for the 2014 season. He was pitching coach from 2010-2013 under previous manager Dusty Baker, with three 90-plus win seasons in those four campaigns.

The Reds clearly need a greater reset, and the decision to fire Baker looks dumber and dumber as time goes on. If you had to bet on the first manager to be fired this year, even though such moves rarely come in April, Price surely would have had good odds.

The Reds are already 10 games out in the NL Central (entering Monday’s action), so any hope for 2018 is all but gone. But here are five candidates to become the next Reds’ manager, and finally put things on a track toward fixing the mess.

5. David Ross

The former major league catcher, and two-time World Series champ, has stepped into a role as an analyst for ESPN and a special assistant for the Chicago Cubs since retiring.

But “Grandpa Ross” brings good perspective when he works game telecasts, and it’s easy to see him eventually becoming a manager along the same path recently taken by Alex Cora and Aaron Boone. For the Reds more specifically, Ross would be a much-needed fresh voice.

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