It seems not long ago that Heath Bell recorded three seasons of 40-plus saves in a row earning himself three spots on the NL All-Star team.
Three years later the now 36-year-old is struggling to retire batters at the Triple-A level.
The New York Yankees were the latest team to give Bell a shot before they cut ties with him on Tuesday.
Now three different teams have given Bell a shot...
Free agent reliever Heath Bell is drawing serious interest from four teams including the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners, according to baseball sources with knowledge of the process. Bell is currently evaluating offers and deciding which of the four teams is the best fit for him, meaning that he will likely sign within the next couple of days.
Bell, 36, seems likely to sign...
When the topic of expensive, multi-year contracts for closers comes up, Heath Bell will almost certainly be pointed to as a cautionary tale. Actually, he’s been a warning against long-term investments in relievers since signing a three-year, $27 million contract with the Miami Marlins before the 2012 season.
Bell was designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, reaching...
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Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Heath Bell is not accustomed to fielding bunts. This became painfully obvious after his attempt to field a bunt by San Diego Padres batter Will Venable during the ninth inning of Friday night's game, as Bell's dive was terribly late and really ugly.
Venable's bunt was placed perfectly between...
SAN DIEGO -- When Heath Bell entered the game in the eighth inning Saturday night, San Diego fans let him know exactly what they thought of his five mostly remarkable seasons here.
Catcalls, combined with a smattering of appreciation.
Three 40-save years does not buy much any more.
Bell knew it was coming. He got the same thing last year, when he returned to Petco Park after signing...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Heath Bell wanted to make a positive first impression Saturday in his initial appearance with the Diamondbacks, and he did just that. But forgive him if his mind was occasionally elsewhere.
Bell's father underwent open-heart surgery Tuesday in Texas. Like the Marine he was, Jim Bell told his son to remain in Arizona and continue his spring work. And like...
ENJOY YOUR STAY?
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.
Been a long, rough season in Miami for the Marlins. Reliever Heath Bell was thought to be one of the better off-season pickups by the organization, especially since he was averaging about 45 saves over the previous 3 years. But Bell had a terrible start to the season, which led to him losing job. He [...]
JUST AN AVERAGE AMERICAN
Marlins closer Heath Bell takes pride in his resemblance to Kenny Powers, the star in the comedy show "Eastbound and Down."
So, yeah...I know what you're thinking. What do you get the All-Star reliever that just inked a three-year, $27 million contract with the Miami Marlins?Answer...a Benihana grill in his backyard, dummy.Check out this backyard that Heath Bell had custom-made for his family. I'm pretty sure the patio area is bigger than most places I've called "home".I can tell...