SAN DIEGO, CA - FILE: Heath Bell #21 of the San Diego Padres pumps his fist after getting the final out during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park on June 7, 2011 in San Diego, California. The San Francisco Giants reportedly claimed Heath Bell on August 24, 2011 on waivers from the San Diego Padres. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
Earlier today, Justin Bopp discussed some of the Heath Bell/Miami Marlin rumors that were swirling. Marisa Ingemi discussed how two other teams were in the hunt for Bell, neither of which was the New York Mets, who are reportedly in the hunt for a closer.
Although the Miami Marlins are still the favorites to land Heath Bell, the Blue Jays seem to be determined to make a splash this offseason. Check out Jon Paul Morosi's story from earlier today on why they could be an active player this Winter. Bell does have good numbers, but I personally find them to be a bit skewed due to the lack of talent in the division. In both 2009 & 2010, he posted K/9 higher than 10 and has posted at least 42 saves in each the last 3 seasons after becoming the Padres closer.