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Bell staying put in San Diego

Posted on: August 26, 2011 1:20 pm
Edited on: August 26, 2011 1:27 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Two days ago, Padres closer Heath Bell was claimed off revocable waivers by the Giants. It's possible the Giants were looking for some bullpen insurance due to injuries to Brian Wilson and Sergio Romo, but it's also possible the Giants just didn't want any other playoff contenders to get a shot at Bell. Regardless of the reason, it doesn't matter now. The Giants and Padres had until 1:00 p.m. ET Friday to agree on a trade, and it hasn't happened, according to Scott Miller of CBSSports.com. So Bell remains in San Diego.

Bell, 33, is set to be a free agent at the conclusion of this season. He's converted 35 of 39 save chances this season with a 2.55 ERA, 1.19 WHIP with 40 strikeouts in 53 innings.

It's entirely possible Bell does walk in free agency -- though the Padres plan to raise payroll and Bell said he'd take a hometown discount -- but he's not going anywhere via trade this season.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 12:28 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 7:52 am
 

Bell staying put in San Diego

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Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 7:33 pm
 

Bell staying put in San Diego

The Padres are once again looking like the team they used to be that doesn't know how to get better.  You only hold on to a closer of this caliber if you are a contender which they are not, otherwise a team that is or is close will give you good prospects to win now, that's how you get better.  The Pirates have been providing closers to contenders for a better part of a decade but now they get to hold on to one because they're close, San Diego you are not.



Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 7:08 pm
 

Bell staying put in San Diego

Last night. it is very embrassing  lost to a AAA lineup and can even scratch a few run of Henry Sosa.  What a joke? I think this team is done for the season, If Huff, Beltran & Ross nedd to pick it up and maybe we may have a change for postseason.



Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2011 5:50 pm
 

Bell staying put in San Diego

Ron, you may have missed a position or two, but you are on the right track.



Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2011 5:03 pm
 

Bell staying put in San Diego

BS. The Giants never needed Heath Bell. They need:

1. a C who can hit.
2. a CF who can hit.
3. a SS who can hit.
4. a 1B who can hit.
5. a OF who can hit. Who doesn't have a broken foot (injuries are so bad that Nate Schierholtz is trying to play with a broken bone).
And

6. At least three of the above who hit over .200 with RISP. Last time I looked, team BA with RISP was .167.

The claim on Heath Bell was just a block against Arizona and Philadelphia. Two teams who could have used Heath Bell a lot more than the Giants. Very simple & very good baseball move. But there was never a possibility that the Giants would get Bell. Because they don't need him. They have six guys (Edlefsen, Ramirez, Lopez, Wilson, Romo, Affeldt) who can close.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 5:01 pm
 

No Bell Prize for SF

sorry... my bad...



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2011 3:18 pm
 

Bell staying put in San Diego

If the Giants do not make the playoffs, it is because they did not want to pay the price to get Bell. It is clear and simple, they had a chance to get somebody to help push them over the top and they chose to lose to the Diamond backs instead.




Since: Jun 26, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 3:10 pm
 

Bell staying put in San Diego

I m glad that the Gnats never got Bell


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