PHOENIX -- Heath Bell will return to Miami this weekend as the same effective, efficient closer he was before he got there in 2012 and the one he has become again with five saves in the last nine games for the Diamondbacks. Logic points to Miami, the biggest variable, as the cause of the blip on the resume that last year became.
Bell, however, will not point. He has taken the high road since leaving, even in the days before the Diamondbacks' trip. He has done no Marlin-bashing after escaping via the three-team trade last winter, even though it is obvious in hindsight that then-Miami manager Ozzie Guillen never had the same faith in Bell that ownership showed when he was signed to a three-year, 27 million free-agent deal after seasons of 42, 47 and 43 saves in San Diego from 2009-11.
The lack of trust hurt as much as the lack of success (4-5, 5.09 ERA, 19 saves in 27 chances) -- probably more. But Bell has moved on, even as he is sure that some in Miami have not.
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