Baseball Crank
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September 26, 2006
BASEBALL: For Whom It Tolls

I believe we just saw Heath Bell's last appearance in a Mets uniform. It's a shame, I still think with a little patience someone can get a lot out of him.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:53 PM | Baseball 2006 | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

I didn't see Bell's performance, but listening to Howie Rose describe it was enough for me. Don't you think the Mets have been patient with Bell? All he had to do last night was get three outs. There was no pressure, no 'hold em' expectation or anything. Just three outs. He couldn't do it.

Posted by: John at September 27, 2006 8:20 AM

Not only couldn't he do it, but it all came with two out and he looked completely freaked out there - rushing each pitch and just throwing harder, no location.

Posted by: mikeski at September 27, 2006 9:21 AM

In addition to everything else, I wonder why no one has called attention to Bell's obesity.

He must've put on 50 pounds since last year. For any athlete, that's a problem. But for a pitcher struggling to establish himself, that says a lot about his mental approach and his sense of what's needed for success.

Posted by: Mike at September 28, 2006 8:58 AM
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