Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen brushed aside recent criticism from Heath Bell and said he doesn't respect the Miami reliever.
Speaking on Tuesday about the team's latest ordeal, Guillen said Bell is entitled to his opinion. But the manager added that he has received about 30 supportive messages from current players and those he managed with the Chicago White Sox from 2004-2011.
Guillen indicated that Bell has not fully accepted blame for his struggles on the mound this season.
''It was my turn this week,'' Guillen said before Miami's game in Atlanta. ''Last week it was the pitching coach. The week before it was his teammates. Every week it's something. That's why I don't respect him as a person. You have to have principles.''
Bell, who left San Diego to sign a $27 million, three-year contract with Miami as a free agent last winter, lost his job as the Marlins' closer after posting an 8.47 ERA in his first 21 appearances....