Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
This is a guy who I think is being fast tracked too quickly. He's only been managing since 2008 and it's not like his track record as a manager is exceptional or anything. He may turn out fine, but typically, minor league managers "earn their stripes" a bit more than Bell has.
2009. And someone I talked to (not with the Reds) during the season said it was time for him to get moved up.
And to Jax, he loves a double switch. I think he is quite old school with how how he manages. Remember though, for most of the time, he, and almost all minor league managers are short one bench player because it's a 24-man roster, not 25. I didn't talk in-game strategy with him as much as I probably should have, but I did ask him from time to time why he did or did not do a move.