Bryan Price might not be the Reds' manager in 2016. Cincinnati is sitting in last place in the National League Central, and according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, Price's job security is "extremely tenuous."
Heyman adds Barry Larkin is expected to become the Reds' next manager if Price does not return in 2016 and that Price's managerial strategy is being internally questioned. General Manager Walt Jocketty reportedly might also be moved which would force Cincinnati to make at least one change to its front office.
Although Heyman notes Jocketty is planning on being the Reds' GM next season, some internally believe he could remain with the organization but see his role change notably heading into the offseason.
While Jocketty is expected to remain with the club, Cincinnati's struggles throughout 2015 might make it difficult for the club to justify keeping Price in the dugout. The Reds have focused on rebuilding and their actions over the last year suggest they have a desire to build around a different core. Marlon Byrd, Mat Latos, Mike Leake, Johnny Cueto and Alfredo Simon were all once considered to be core pieces but have since been moved.
At 55-79 heading into Sunday afternoon, the Reds are looking towards 2016. Price, at least as of now, is not guaranteed to be a part of the organization's future.