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The first day of the winter meetings proved to be a busy one, for other teams that is. Some moves were made, but mostly it was all discussion. It will remain to be seen if any discussion from yesterday will lead to moves today. Here are your links for today:
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Padres, Heath Bell officially part ways - Padres.com
"On numerous occasions, both during the season and after, Bell expressed his hope that he could remain in San Diego. Not just because he makes his home there, but because he felt as though the Padres and their fans were home."
Padres to search for a closer - Padres.com
"Byrnes also indicated that the Padres won't overpay in terms of the length of a contract if the team chooses to go the free-agent route in pursuit of Bell's replacement."
Padres won't offer closers three years deals - NCT
"Byrnes has already ruled out the Padres from signing a starting pitcher thi...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Miami Marlins celebrated the kickoff of the winter meetings in Dallas by finalizing a three-year, $27-million contract with former San Diego Padres reliever Heath Bell.The deal includes a $9-million option for 2015.The 34-year-old righthander has been one of the top relievers in the National League over the past five seasons.He went 3-4 with a 2.44 ERA, 43 saves and 51 strikeouts...
Heath Bell didnt bother with the VIP Tour that the Marlins gave to Albert Pujols, Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and C.J. Wilson the other high-profile free agents the team has wined and dined in an effort to lure them to South Florida.
Just a few days after the Miami Marlins made a splash in the free agent market by signing closer Heath Bell, the Marlins were back at it again. On Sunday night it was announced that the Marlins had come to terms on a six year, $106 million contract with free agent shortstop Jose Reyes.
Many believed that after unveiling new uniforms and changing their name to the Miami Marlins...
On Monday, the Padres officially lost closer Heath Bell, as the three-time All-Star completed his deal with the Marlins.
Mailbag: The Marlins' spending spree on Heath Bell, Jose Reyes and possibly Albert Pujols will make the team a contender in the short term, but a history of tepid fan support in the region will not sustain a large payroll over the long haul.
The Marlins already have lured Heath Bell and Jose Reyes. Miami is not ready to stop spending yet, writes Tom Verducci. Albert Pujols? The unpredictable Marlins say they are serious.
On Opening Day 2011, the Florida Marlins payroll was a paltry $57 million, and that represented an increase of over $10 million from 2010. My, how times change. So far at this week’s winter meetings, the Marlins have signed closer Heath Bell to a 3 year $27 million deal, starter Mark Buehrle for 4 years and $58 million, and shortstop Jose Reyes to a staggering 6 year $106 million...
Jose Reyes. Heath Bell. Mark Buehrle. The Marlins are finally setting themselves up for some long-term success, writes Joe Lemire.
The formerly frugal Marlins commit nearly $200 million to Jose Reyes, Heath Bell and now Mark Buehrle. Last time the team went on a spending binge, it followed up with a World Series win.Reporting from Dallas — Seated at a table in a corner of the media workroom at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, Miami Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen was informed his team had reached an agreement with...
There's not a better time of the MLB off-season than the annual GM Winter Meetings.
GMs from all of the clubs, players and agents all converge to talk free agency, seal deals and create buzz.
The meetings kickoff today in Dallas and will go through the end of the week.
We've already seen the newly named Miami Marlins make an expected splash by signing closer Heath Bell...