Found November 15, 2011 on Fenway West:
Heath Bell could sign with a team as quickly as this Thursday.   Bell spoke with The San Diego Union-Tribune today and said he is expecting a three year deal for his next contract which will likely come from an East Coast team, possibly the Red Sox.  Bell has the same agents as Papelbon and has said he would like to know where he is going next year before he leaves for a vacation to Fiji on Thursday.  It must nice to have someone offer you millions of dollars and then you get to jet off for Fiji.

Win a Brown Penitentiary Shirt Autographed by Heath Bell

Hey Padres fans!  I know most of you are like myself and are fully entrenched in football season, but the baseball off season is about to get very interesting.  The Padres signed Mark Kotsay to a deal on Tuesday, a move that should strengthen the bench.  I know that many of you have questions about the direction of this team, as do I.  Over the next few months we at the Friarhood...

Padres offer Heath Bell a two-year deal

The San Diego Padres are not too optimistic about keeping closer Heath Bell, Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated reports.  Heyman says the team has offered a two-year deal, but he speculates that the free agent reliever can get a three-year, $30+ million deal outside of San Diego. At the July trade deadline, several teams were rumored to be interested in the All Star closer to help...

Heath Bell and Park Effects

When Carson Cistulli asked the collective crowd of FanGraphs readers what they thought Heath Bell would receive as a free agent this winter, they picked out 2.8 years and an annual average value of $9.6 million. Rounding up, we’d get an expected contract of three years and just shy of $30 million, and yesterday, Dan Hayes reported that’s almost exactly what he’s looking for...

Heath Bell Says He'd Be Open to Playing in Boston, Reuniting With Adrian Gonzalez

The Red Sox are likely in the market for a closer. The Red Sox also have a lot of money. Therefore, it would be a good idea for any of the many closers on the free-agent market to keep Boston in mind when deciding where they want to pitch next season. Heath Bell, arguably the best closer to hit the market this offseason not named Jonathan Papelbon, discussed his free agency on Tuesday...

Red Sox show interest in reliever Heath Bell

The Red Sox show interest in free agent reliever Heath Bell.

Heath Bell Rumors: Wednesday

Yesterday, we heard that Heath Bell has become less certain about accepting an arbitration offer from the Padres, and that there were a few East Coast teams interested in the right-hander. Dan Hayes of the North County Times brings us a few more updates on the three-time All-Star today.... Bell's decision on an arbitration offer may come down to the final hour. If he doesn...

Daily Friar 11.15.11

  We all know the Padres have a new look front office, but by the sound of things we could have a new look team too (again). Should have traded Bell when we had the chance in my opinion. Here are some links on Heath and others:   Padres not optomistic about keeping Heath Bell - MLBTR "The Padres aren't too optimistic about their chances of retaining Heath Bell,...

Search for Bullpen Help takes Red Sox to Lidge, Bell

Heath Bell's name has been linked to the Boston Red Sox After Jonathan Papelbon left the Hub for Philadelphia last week for the biggest relief pitcher contract in baseball history (and burning bridges in Boston by saying it wasn’t about the money), the Boston Red Sox have set their sights on improving a bull-pen that was a major part of the Boston Red Sox September collapse...

Heath Bell, Padres could part over contract length

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Daily Friar 11.14.11

  The GM's meet this week so we'll see if any moves are made this week. We'll see plenty of more moves come the winter meetings. The Marlins have made another offer to another big name. Here are some Padres links:   A Boston fanpage looks at Heath Bell as a replacement for Papelbon - BoSox Injection "While Bard is the logical choice of an internal replacement...

Is Nick Evans the next Heath Bell?

Last Friday the Mets outrighted Jason Pridie and Nick Evans to Triple-A. They could have accepted the assignment or elected free agency. They both chose free agency. A day later Pridie signed a minor league deal with the Oakland A’s. Pridie was just an OK player for the Mets, but he’s easily replaceable and won’t be missed too much. Now it’s time to see where Evans ends...

Padres' offseason moves will hinge on Bell

The Hot Stove season is under way, though it will be difficult for Padres general manager Josh Byrnes to make many notable moves until he knows if free-agent closer Heath Bell will accept arbitration or not.

Daily Friar 11.16.11

  The Padres dipped their toes into the free agent pool yesterday. Mark Kotsay is back with the team to serve as a LH bat off the bench. We must now wait on Heath Bell's decision to make a bigger splash. Here is more on Kotsay, Bell and others:   Padres sign Mark Kotsay (again) - Padres official "Padres general manager Josh Byrnes declined to discuss specifics of...

Daily Friar 11.17.11

  It's days like this that get me excited. So many rumors and news flying around, I love it! It has been announced the Houston Astros will be in the AL in 2013. Also Alberto Gonzalez and Jeremy Hermida have been released. Here are more Padres links:   Mark Kotsay's deal is now official - Padres Official "Kotsay, who turns 36 on Dec. 2, passed his physical and...
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