Bell will be trading his Bats jersey in for a Cubs one.
It was only a one-year relationship between the Louisville Bats and David Bell as the 2012 manager has joined the coaching staff of the Chicago Cubs as third-base coach. He led the Bats to an awful 51-93 record during the 2012 season, in which the Bats seemed to be severely lacking in talent, in part due to offseason trading activities.
With the announcement that Dusty Baker had been extended for two years and his full coaching staff would return for 2013, there was no room for Bell on the major league club, likely prompting him to make the move to Chicago. As bad as the Cubs have been, they could be looking for a new manager much sooner than the Reds as well. Perhaps Bell will get chance there.
The Bats will be looking for a new manager for next season. It could be an exciting one for them as they could see an influx of prospects in 2013 who were playing at lower levels last year. Most notably, number one prospect Bi...