Rance Mulliniks wrote:The only time Bell was even associated with a team that reached the post-season was when he was a coach on the Indians in '95. I think KC could have made a number of better choices.
Really? Like who? Sure there are better pedigrees out there (like Howe or Bowa), but how many of them would actually take the job? There are definitely others out there with a bigger drawing name especially here in KC (like White or Brett) but Baird experimented when he hired Pena, a manager with no experience, and it was doomed to fail.
Bell met the four biggest requirements that the Royals need out of a manager. He has managing experience, he has manging experience with a young team that is expected to develop moreso than win, he is a disciplinarian style manager, and he would take the job.