Originally written on MarlinsBaseball.com  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The Heath Bell signing has been a disaster of monumental proportions, that is something that nobody can deny.  It would look like a bad signing even on a smaller deal but when you consider the years and dollars involved — it becomes one of the worst contracts in Marlins’ history.   The easy thing would be to trade Bell, pay a bunch of the money he’s owed and forget it ever happened.    Should the Marlins do that though?  The answer to that may not be as simple as many think. In baseball, relief pitchers are volatile.  One year, some will dominate the league and then the next — they are well, Heath Bell.   Last season Bell put up very good numbers in San Diego, something that had become the norm for his career over the past few seasons.  Then came this season’s fall from grace for Bell, an epic change in ability that has continued throughout the season.   A drop in velocity, and an inability to show consistent control were factors in the downfall of Bell.  He lost the closers job and ne
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