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    Heath Bell nearing deal with...someone

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    Heath Bell is nearing a deal with an unknown team, according to Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio and ESPN.com (Twitter link). It will not cost a draft pick to sign Bell, a Type A free agent, even though the Padres offered him arbitration last week. San Diego would obtain two top 2012 draft picks if Bell signs elsewhere.
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    It isn't the Reds, but I wish it was.
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    Well Jim Bowden is full of hot air. Mlbtraderumors now says, per Bell's twitter account, that nothing is going on and it was misinformation.
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

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    Re: Heath Bell nearing deal with...someone

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    It isn't the Reds, but I wish it was.
    Why would you want the Reds to shell out that type of coin for a closer when a starter would seem to be a more pressing need?
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Why would you want the Reds to shell out that type of coin for a closer when a starter would seem to be a more pressing need?
    Because I wish the Reds had the money for both starters and a closer.

    I understand your point though.
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    Re: Heath Bell nearing deal with...someone

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    Because I wish the Reds had the money for both starters and a closer.

    I understand your point though.
    lol true, true
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    I hope it isn't the Reds
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    Re: Heath Bell nearing deal with...someone

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    Well Jim Bowden is full of hot air. Mlbtraderumors now says, per Bell's twitter account, that nothing is going on and it was misinformation.
    Leatherpants strikes again!
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    Re: Heath Bell nearing deal with...someone

    Bell is apparently between the Marlins and Blue Jays. I don't need the Reds to spend big on relievers.

    But they had better add some good bullpen arms, even of the cheaper variety. The remnants of last year's bullpen - with no Coco - are simply not enough for this team to compete.

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    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: Heath Bell nearing deal with...someone

    Three-years, $27 million with a fourth-year option.

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    Re: Heath Bell nearing deal with...someone

    Juan Carlos Oviedo (formerly Leo Nunez) to be non-tendered.
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    Re: Heath Bell nearing deal with...someone

    Yup. It was quite obvious that was going to happen even before they signed Bell.

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    Re: Heath Bell nearing deal with...someone

    18 people show up to Marlins games...a new stadium, and now they have money.


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    Chalk one up for Leatherpants!
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