Bryan Price (BP): Can I ask you a question?
C. Trent Rosecrans (CTR): Sure
BP: I don't understand what the importance is for everybody to know if we have a player that's not here. We don't benefit from the other teams knowing we don't have a player. It does — you don't have to be a Reds fan, but it doesn't help us if our opponents know who is here and who isn't. That's what I want to know.
CTR: Well, as a fan, I'm wondering, here's a spot for Devin Mesoraco, why isn't he there?
BP: Where was the spot?
CTR: As a pinch-hitter? He's an All-Star with 25 home runs last year, I know I asked if it was a left-handed bat thing, you said no.
BP: I don't get it. It's, you know, look, I don't need you guys to be fans of the Reds, I just need to know if there's something we want to keep here, it stays here. We don't need to know that Tucker Barnhart's in the ****ing airport when we haven't spoken to Kyle Skipworth. I think we owe that ****ing kid the right to be called and told that he's going to be sent down as opposed to reading that Tucker Barnhart is on his way from Louisville. I just... I don't get it. I don't get why it's got to be this way. Has it always been this way where we just tell ****ing everybody everything? So every ****ing opponent we have has to know exactly what we have. Which ****ing relievers are available, which guys are here and which guys aren't here, when they can play, and what they can do. It's nobody's ****ing business. It's certainly not the opponent's business. We have to deal with this ****ing ********.
I like to talk — and I have spoken as candidly as I can with you people, if that's not good enough, I won't say a ****ing thing. I'll go, 'yes sir, no sir.' And I can do that. But ****, I've been as candid as I can ****ing be about this team and our players, and we've got to deal with this ****, every ****ing team that we ****ing play has to know every ****ing guy that's here and what they can and can't do? **** me. It's a ****ing disgrace. I'm ****ing sick of this ****. It's ****ing hard enough to ****ing win here to have ****ing every ****ing opponent know exactly what the **** we bring to the table every day. It's ****ing horse****. I don't like it. It's what I'm saying. To make it very clear, I don't like the way that this ****'s going — at all. I don't like it. I don't think you guys need to know everything. And I certainly don't think you need to see something and tweet it out there and make it a ****ing world event. How the **** do we benefit from them knowing we don't have Devin Mesoraco? How do we benefit from that? They benefit from it. I just want to know how we benefit from these ****ing people know we don't have a player here. Can you answer that? How is that good for the Reds?
CTR: I don't know…
BP: Yeah, well it's making my job ****ing harder.
CTR: I'm sure it is.
BP: Well, thank you. I don't know if that's what we're supposed to do. Are we supposed to ****ing open up everything here for everybody to know all the ****ing time? That's all I want to know, what your expectations are, because **** me. If I've got ****ing to tell these guys, we gotta go out there and they know we don't have ****ing Devin Mesoraco, what ****ing benefit is that to me as a manager? And our team to win a ****ing game?
CTR: He hasn't been there for a week-and-a-half
BP: I just want an answer on how we benefit from them knowing that Devin Mesoraco isn't here.
CTR: I don't think you do and I don't know that that's my job.
BP: Your job is not to sniff out every ****ing thing is about the Reds and ****ing put it out there for every other ****ing guy to hear. It's not your job. You want me to be candid with you? I've been candid with you. I ****ing talk to you guys like men, I tell you what the ****'s going on with the team, I tell you how I'm feeling as candidly as I can and then this ****? You've got to watch this ****ing ****? I've got to ****ing read that on a ****ing Tweet on our own people in here that we don't have a ****ing player? How the **** does that benefit the Reds? It doesn't benefit us one ****ing bit. Goddamn, we try to go out there and win ****ing games and I got to come in here and then you guys ****ing blow it all over the ****ing place? Who we can play? Who we can't? I'll tell you what you want to know, I'm not going to ****ing lie to you. I didn't tell you ****ing ****.
CTR: You did not lie to me and I appreciate it.
BP: Ah, ****. I'm just, I'm ****ing pissing up a rope in this ****ing business. Because everyone has to know everything all the ****ing time. That's not my ****ing obligation, it's not their obligation. You know why ****ing Billy Hamilton didn't ****ing play? The other day? Because his ****ing finger's hurt and he couldn't hit right-handed comfortably. Right? So that's something that I need to know and no one else needs to know. No one else needs to ****ing know it, and all of a sudden it's out there. His ****ing fingers are sore. It doesn't benefit us. It wasn't from you, but it doesn't benefit us one bit to ****ing announce to the ****ing other teams that we're playing to bring in lefties when they need to ****ing get Billy out. There's no benefit. So, I'm ****ing, to be honest with you, I'm ****ing sick of this ****. I'm sick of listening to this ****ing ****, I'm sick of ****ing the ****ing second-guessing ********, you guys can do whatever the **** you want, but I'll tell you this — I'm not going to ****ing tell you everything about this ****ing club, because you ****ing guys are going to out there and sniff it out anyway. I don't ****ing like it one ****ing bit. I bend over backwards to be honest and direct with you ****ing guys and you stick it right up my ****ing ass — and the ****ing team's ass. And I'm sick of it. What do you got? If you don't got anything, get out and I'll do this ****ing interview with Marty. You don't have anything? Just get out, please.