It is official, the Cincinnati Reds have named the next man to take over as the new manager on Sunday. Cincinnati native and Moeller high school graduate David Bell will be the new man in charge for the Reds.
Bell is signed to a three-year contract, with a club option in 2022.
Bell is a 12-year veteran, playing for six teams in his time in the bigs. While he never played for the Reds, he went to school just 15 miles from the stadium he will manage in.
Bell was the vice president of baseball operations for the San Francisco Giants before his new gig in Cincinnati, a club he spent time with for a year in 2002.
His grandfather, Gus Bell, is a member of the Reds Hall of Fame. The history of the Bell family and baseball runs deep. His father, Buddy Bell, has managed three teams throughout his career, and David and Buddy will become the fourth father-son duo to manage major league teams.
The hiring of Bell shows that the Reds are straying away from their usual hires. In the past, they normally hired big names or in-house names. Bell does not fit either of those descriptions. While he is a native of Cincinnati, he does not have previous managerial experience at the major league level, and he has never worked for the Reds.
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