Cincinnati Reds: 10 Reasons Manager Dusty Baker Is Skating on Thin Ice

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Cincinnati Reds: 10 Reasons Manager Dusty Baker Is Skating on Thin Ice
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The Cincinnati Reds are in it to win it for 2012.  Will Dusty Baker survive the season?

After a dismal 2011 season, the Reds trade for San Diego Padres ace Matt Latos and Chicago Cubs top lefty reliever Sean Marshall, and the signed elite closer Ryan Madson.  Cincinnati expects to contend in a weakened National League Central Division in 2012.

The Red's in it to win it attitude puts pressure on Dusty Baker to finally help the team take the next step to World Series contention. If he can't lead them to postseason success in 2012, he will likely get the boot.

So, can he succeed?  Looking back at Baker's managing tendencies and recent history, there are several compelling reasons to think he won't survive the season.  Let's look at the top 10 reasons Baker is skating on thin ice...

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