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What Is Wrong With Heath Bell?

What Is Wrong With Heath Bell?

In a season chock full of the unexpected for closers, this is icing on the cake.  Heath Bell has been one of the most reliable and consistent closers over the past three seasons in MLB baseball. After changing teams and venues, it has been a totally different set of results for the ace closer.  In 2012 Heath Bell is 3/7 in save opportunities and in 11 appearances has an ERA over 11.00.  He has been anything … Read entire article »

Filed under: Danger Zone, Heath Bell, Miami Marlins

Closer Daily Dish: Casilla, Bell, Guerra, Johnson

Closer Daily Dish: Casilla, Bell, Guerra, Johnson

  In tonight’s action I got to watch to of the hotter closers in baseball, Javy Guerra and Jim Johnson.  Both have been a welcome surprise to fantasy bullpens, especially with all the injury losses this season.  Javy Guerra was even doubted by many as to whether or not he would even be the closer for the Dodgers with Kenley Jansen wanting a crack at the job.  After five consecutive saves to open the season, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chris Perez, Daily Dish, Heath Bell, Javy Guerra, Jim Johnson, Santiago Casilla

Hammerin’ Heath Bell: Slow Start For Marlins Closer

Hammerin’ Heath Bell: Slow Start For Marlins Closer

Well, it wasn’t the start we all thought we’d see with Heath Bell.  The Marlins closer has had a rough start to the 2012 season.  I four appearances, Bell has two blown saves (none yet recorded), a 12.00 ERA and a chart topping 3.67 WHIP.  Before I get fully into the “oh no!” or “Don’t cry for me Argentina” just yet, let’s cover a bit of history.  For the Padres, Heath Bell saved 132 games over … Read entire article »

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2012 Player Profile: Heath Bell, Miami Marlins

2012 Player Profile: Heath Bell, Miami Marlins

Heath Bell has been one of the more dominating closers over the past three years.  He has a combined 132 saves and a career ERA 3.06, but in the past three years his ERA never went over 2.71.  Bell is a fastball/curveball closer who relies strikeouts to get his saves.  He constantly will challenge hitters because of the safety net he had at PETCO Park.  PETCO is infamously known as a pitcher’s park, so Bell had relative … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 Player Profiles, Heath Bell

MLB Off-Season Closer Analysis: Miami Marlins

MLB Off-Season Closer Analysis: Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins have changed a lot more than just their name.  The revamped Marlins have added a slew of big name players to debut in their new ballpark this spring.  One of those players is ACE closer Heath Bell.  Bell spent the last three years closing for the Padres and doing it in absolutely dominating fashion. While his WHIP wasn’t the lowest amongst top closers, his 132/144 in save chances and 216 strikeouts over … Read entire article »

Filed under: Heath Bell, Juan Oviedo, Miami Marlins, Pre-season Analysis