Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/30/14
The acquisition of Heath Bell is one of a series of high-profile moves that did not pan out for the Marlins this season. Coming off three straight seasons with over 40 saves, Bell was expected to step in and immediately solidify the back end of the bullpen for Miami. Instead, he blew three saves in the month of April alone, settled in for a bit from May through June and then lost his job permanently after blowing two more saves at the beginning of July. Despite the fact that he has pitched well in the set-up role over the past month of so, Ozzie Guillen has not given Bell an opportunity to reclaim his job. From the sound of it, the situation has strained their relationship. “I stunk in April, plain and simple,” Bell told “The Dan Sileo Show” on 560 WQAM in Miami Monday according to ESPN.com. “I said I stunk, I worked hard, I busted my butt. I think I’ve had a tremendous second half. I’m not closing — I know that. But I just kept my mouth shut because I want to regain what I had, a...
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  • It's about time a player has the balls to trash this jerk. FLASH BULLETIN people, this guy is a horrible manager, always has been. My grandmother could have directed the White Sox to a World Series the ONE STINKING YEAR THIS GUY WON ANYTHING!!!! He has always been the kind of back stabbing manager just like bobby valentine who take players to task in the media. That's because neither one of them has the guts to do it behind a closed office door. I applaud Bell for stepping up and taking this trained chimp to task. Miami should FIRE HIS SORRY ASSSSSS NOW!!!!!
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