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213 Miles From Shea:
Earlier today in a three team trade, Heath Bell went from the Marlins to the Diamondbacks and Chris Young went from the Diamondbacks to the Athletics. When I first read about this before boarding a subway, I quickly shut off my phone thinking, “Oh not a big deal for the Mets”. It just means Bell is out of the division.
And then I remembered what this may mean for the outfield market. At the start of the off season, the Diamondbacks had Upton, Young, Parra and Kubel. They needed to trade at least one player, which they did today. Earlier it looked like the Diamondbacks would move either Parra and Kubel. Now that they moved Young, the question is, will they move another outfielder? The Diamondbacks were looking for starting pitching, so if they can get starting pitching, then maybe yes, they will move another outfielder. However, now the Diamondbacks are in a much better position because they don’t NEED to trade anyone. They now have a hand up in negotiations.
The trade market taketh away, it also giveth (yeah I know I reversed that quote, whatever).
With Chris Young now on the Athletics, this moves Coco Crisp into the trade market.
tl;dr – It may be more difficult for the Mets to now trade with the Diamondbacks, but now the Athletics may be looking to move an OF
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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 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...
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...
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 [...]
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...
Will Ozzie Guillen stick around? Time will tell.
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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...
Let's imagine the New York Yankees send Alex Rodriguez -- and, oh, $50 million -- to the Miami Marlins for Mark Buehrle, Heath Bell and John Buck.
This probably represents a best-case scenario for the Yankees. A-Rod is due $118 million over the remainder of his contract; Buehrle, Bell and Buck will earn a combined $77.5 million during their deals. By including more than the...