Some notes about David Bell leaving the Reds organization:
The Cubs did not waste any time informing players and fans that next year’s coaching staff would look a little different, by announcing after the last game of the season that Pat Listash, third base coach, would not be returning. His replacement was announced today.
David Bell is now Manager Dale Sveum’s third base coach. The 40-year-old Bell has been coaching third base and managing in the Cincinnati Reds’ minor league system the past four years, according to a Cubs press release. His first stint as a manager or coach was in 2009, when he managed Double-A Carolina. He had a 12-year major league career, which ended in 2006.
Many felt that Bell was the heir apparent in the Reds organization to Dusty Baker, but by the timing, it seems to me that when Baker got his extension, Bell decided to pursue his future elsewhere.
Leaves a hole at AAA Louisville…Will the Reds bring Riggleman up from Pensacola? (If so, does that move Griffey and DeShields up also?)
Put Rick Sweet back into the Louisville job?
What do you think?
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.