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My colleague, Rob Kelley, already took a look at the big three team deal involving the Miami Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Oakland Athletics before from the Marlins perspective. I don’t know if I can add much to the soap opera since Rob has covered it so ably, but maybe we can look at these things from a more pure baseball perspective.
Miami Marlins Perspective
To say that the Marlins gave Heath Bell away for nothing would be an absolute insult to Yordy Cabrera, but let’s be real here. When you trade someone that was once on of the top five closers in the game you expect to get more than one minor league infielder. Cabrera was a second round pick by Oakland back in 2010. He has a .230/.297/.351 slash line at the minor league level. Let’s just say that if Cabrera is going to make it, he is going to have to start hustling.
The Marlins will pick up eight million of the 21 million remaining on Bell’s two years. So, they save thirteen million over the next two seasons. They saved al...
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Heath Bell's first season with the Marlins was a disappointment, which is why he has been traded to the Diamondbacks in a three-team deal that also Chris Young to Oakland.
The Miami Marlins traded reliever Heath Bell to the Diamondbacks on
Saturday as part of a three-team deal.
The Arizona Diamondbacks got an early start to their offseason as they announced that they have acquired Marlins relief pitcher Heath Bell and Cliff Pennington of the Oakland Athletics. The Athletics will receive outfielder Chris Young from the D'backs while the Marlins will receive prospect Yordy Cabrera. The D'backs will also receive an unknown amount of cash.
Tweet Last offseason the Miami Marlins signed Heath Bell to a three-year $27 million contract in hopes of him solidifying the back end of their bullpen. That didn’t happen. The veteran finished the season with a 5.09 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, had the second most blown saves in MLB with 8, and ended up [...]
In what was a rather quick and unexpected chain of events, the Miami Marlins managed to trade former All-Star closer Heath Bell to the Arizona Diamondbacks as a part of a three team trade involving the Miami Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Oakland Athletics.
The Arizona Diamondbacks received CL Heath Bell, along with cash from the Marlins and INF Cliff Pennington from the Athletics...
The Oakland Athletics acquired outfielder Chris Young and cash considerations from the Diamondbacks for middle infielder Cliff Pennington along with minor-league shortstop Yordy Cabrera to Arizona.
Arizona then turned around and traded Cabrera to the Miami Marlins in exchange for relief pitcher Heath Bell and cash considerations. I’m assuming Miami will be paying more than half...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Heath Bell became the latest player jettisoned by the Miami Marlins when he was dealt Saturday to the Arizona Diamondbacks, who also acquired infielder Cliff Pennington from the Oakland for outfielder Chris Young.
Arizona obtained Pennington and minor league infielder Yordy Cabrera from Oakland for Young and cash, then sent Cabrera to the Miami Marlins for Bell and...
The Miami Marlins continue to make moves as they acknowledge the fact that they are further away than ever from competing for a spot in the postseason, this time jettisoning failed closer Heath Bell to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three team trade that basically turned into a salary dump. But was the deal consummated to please manager Ozzie Guillen and give him a fresh start, or...
The Arizona Diamondbacks were rather busy Saturday, acquiring two new players and re-signing a third in just a few hours' time. First, the D-backs exercised a $6.5 million option to keep closer J.J. Putz on the team for the 2013 season. Putz saved 32 games in 37 opportunities this season with a 2.82 ERA. After a slow start in which Putz had ERAs of 4.70 and 7.71 in April...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired reliever Heath Bell and infielder Cliff Pennington in a pair of trades that sent outfielder Chris Young to the Oakland Athletics.
Arizona obtained Pennington and minor league infielder Yordy Cabrera from Oakland for Young and cash, then sent Cabrera to the Miami Marlins for Bell and cash.
Earlier in the day, Arizona exercised a $6.5 million...
Will Ozzie Guillen stick around? Time will tell.
With a beautiful new ballpark opening, 2012 was supposed to be a different Marlins. No longer designated the "Florida" Marlins and ready to take the City of Miami by storm by renaming the team the "Miami" Marlins and changing their uniforms to Miami's flag's colors. In came free agents Jose Reyes...
Well, there was no baseball on Saturday...sad face. BUT, that doesn't mean that the day was dominated by college football. The Marlins, Diamondbacks, and A's completed a three team trade that sent Heath Bell to the Diamondbacks and Chris Young to the A's, and the Red Sox finally pried John Farrell away from the Blue Jays, hiring him to be their new manager in exchange...
After going crazy in the free agent market last offseason, the Miami Marlins are going to be taking a bit of a different approach this offseason. Heath Bell has already been banished from Miami, and he joined Hanley Ramirez, who was traded in July, in the NL West. Anibal Sanchez was also dealt in July, and is now playing in the World Series. But Miami still has some holes, and it...