Bill Lack and I got together to discuss the continuing disappointment of the 2020 Cincinnati Reds season. Is it possible that everyone — including us — overrated the Reds’ chances before the season?
Plus, there’s a lengthy discussion of the Manager Who Must Not Be Named.
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No, just their manager.
BELL SHOULD BE FIRED IMMEDIATELY.HE DOESN’T GIVE ME ANY INDICATION THAT HE KNOWS WHAT TO DO IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS. MAYBE IT’S JUST ME .
Exactly, he is NOT a major league manager imo.
Bringing Lorenzen in the other day to run for Van Meter? Ridiculous.
Also, WHY IS AQUINO NOT ON THIS TEAM?
Firing the manager is easier than firing the players, as many have said, and provides the illusion that positive steps are being taken. We had endless complaints about Dusty Baker, and when he was replaced, things got no better. I predict the same outcome if Bell is fired. The problem is that few of the players are producing. Would a better manager help? Sure, a little. Would better players? Yes. A lot.
I understand the second guessing of running for Votto in the 8th. BUT, Votto would never have gotten to third on Winker’s single…which allowed Winker to steal second. The walk loaded the bases! Then Suarez and Senzel both take strike 3!! All they needed to do was put the ball in play. You mentioned earlier they should be protecting the strike zone there and they didn’t. That’s where the game failed.
It’s looking that way. I wasn’t expecting much. I’m conditioned for mediocrity. I’ve been watching this team since I was 11 in 1987 and they’ve been good for maybe 5 or 6 of those 33 seasons.