Found October 02, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
Loyal readers are cognizant that I don’t believe Dusty Baker is a quality baseball manager. In fact, I’ve written about it multiple times – though not recently. Following his second consecutive early postseason exit Tuesday night, it’s high time for the axe to fall in southwest Ohio. Do you need reasons why Baker should be fired? I’ve got them: • Consider the Reds arguably have the most talented roster in the National League, and if not, the second-best after the Los Angeles Dodgers, yet needed the additional wild-card in 2013 just to play October baseball. • Consider that this team blew a 2-0 series lead to San Francisco in last year’s NLDS, losing the final three games at home. • Consider the Reds lost their final five regular season games in 2013, all at Great American Ballpark (two versus the lowly Mets), then were swept by the Pirates when it mattered most at the end of the season, forcing Tuesday’s game up river to a rockin’ PNC Park. • Consider Baker chose to pitch Johnny Cuet
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