3 MLB managers that should be fired and one that should stay

Manager AJ Hinch in the dugout before the Detroit Tigers played on Opening Day vs. the Chicago White Sox, Friday, April 8, 2022, at Comerica Park.Tigers Chiwht
Manager AJ Hinch in the dugout before the Detroit Tigers played on Opening Day vs. the Chicago White Sox, Friday, April 8, 2022, at Comerica Park.Tigers Chiwht /
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Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
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David Bell

The fact that David Bell is still the Cincinnati Reds manager is astonishing.

The Reds got off to one of the worst starts in MLB history this season as they were 3-22 after 25 games. This also included a stretch where the Reds lost 21 out of 22 games, a period of time that would have even embarrassed teams such as the 1899 Cleveland Spiders.

And yet, Bell remained on the bench through it all. He has had some success, reaching the postseason in 2020 as the playoffs expanded and finished four games over .500 last year. However, as the Reds were loading up for a chance at the postseason both years, those showings were still a disappointment.

It is possible that the Reds could look to keep Bell. They are firmly in a rebuilding process and would want someone that can help develop those younger players. The likes of Tyler Stephenson, Jonathan India, Alexis Diaz, Hunter Greene, and Nick Lodolo are showing promise. It is, however, fair to wonder if Bell can get those players to take the next step forward in their development and if he can be a viable manager for a team looking to compete.

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It is a surprise that David Bell is still with the Reds. That may not be the case for long.