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  1. Short leash for Bell in Baltimore?

    Doug Mittler

    Veteran reliever Heath Bell will try to resurrect his career with the Baltimore Orioles after agreeing to a minor league deal on Friday night. A three-time All-Star, Bell was designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays last month. Bell, who ha...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  2. Bell signing could be on horizon

    AJ Mass

    Reliever Heath Bell may be close to finding a new team to play for going forward in 2014. The Tampa Bay Rays recently designated the pitcher for assignment and subsequently gave him his release after posting a 7.27 ERA in 13 appearances with the team...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  3. Good season ahead for Heath Bell?

    Joe Kaiser

    At least one person believes that Tampa Bay reliever Heath Bell is primed for a solid season in 2014, and that someone is Rays manager Joe Maddon. Bell is a few seasons removed from his terrific five-year stretch in San Diego, which peaked in 2010...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  4. Closer Report: Midseason awards

    Eric Karabell

    Back in March, there was little indication fantasy owners would need to pay attention to -- or own -- the likes of Kevin Gregg, Koji Uehara and Francisco Rodriguez, but here we are days before the All-Star break and those guys are certainly a whole l...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  5. Is Derek Jeter worth adding right away?

    Eric Karabell

    The New York Yankees will welcome back future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter to their lineup Thursday afternoon, and not a moment too soon. No offense to Jayson Nix and pals, but Yankees shortstops weren't helping the team much offensively, featuring a lo...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  6. Bits: Nelson Cruz quietly producing

    Eric Karabell

    Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz fell to the 13th round, on average, in ESPN live drafts prior to this season, which seemed a bit strange, but it made him a nice bargain. Sure, there's outfield depth this season and Cruz has had trouble staying o...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  7. Closer report: Bell gets saves for D-backs

    Eric Karabell

    Big league managers don't always make what others perceive as the best choices when deciding who should and who should not be the designated closer for their teams. In fact, one might argue, when faced with a less-than-obvious choice, they seem ...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  8. Heath Bell takes over as Arizona Diamondbacks closer with J.J. Pu...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell has the latest news on closers, including Heath Bell taking over in Arizona with J.J. Putz on the disabled list.

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2013
  9. Chris Young a shrewd pickup for A's

    Keith Law

    I did think we'd see a major deal involving an Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder this offseason, but I certainly didn't think it'd be Chris Young, and I was surprised to see him headed to Oakland and to see Heath Bell headed to any team ...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  10. Oakland Athletics come out well in deal involving Chris Young, Cl...

    Keith Law

    Chris Young was a shrewd pickup for A's, writes Keith Law, but Arizona getting Heath Bell doesn't make much sense.

    Blog | Conversation | October 22, 2012
  11. Alex Rodriguez has one of the dozen most immovable contracts in b...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus ranks the dozen most untradable contracts in baseball, starting with Alex Rodriguez's deal.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2012
  12. Will surprise stud closers Fernando Rodney, Jim Johnson carry ove...

    Todd Zola

    Todd Zola looks at the peripheral stats of 11 fantasy-relevant relief pitchers -- two studs (such as Craig Kimbrel), five surprise options (Fernando Rodney) and four disappointments (John Axford) -- and lays out his expectations for them in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  13. What to expect from 2012 disappointments

    Eric Karabell

    Every fantasy baseball owner who fails to win his or her league can point to a player or two they feel doomed their chances. We've all done it. What's interesting is the disparity of those players. To some owners, choosing Matt Kemp third o...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  14. Ricky Romero, Justin Upton among the top 2012 fantasy baseball di...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the players who disappointed fantasy owners the most in 2012, including Ricky Romero and Justin Upton, and then lays out his 2013 expectation for each of them.

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  15. Bold predictions for pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg will pitch in September and October. Let's get that out of the way up front. Entering the weekend the right-hander is the No. 10 pitcher on ESPN's Player Rater and one of the most coveted individua...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  16. Bold fantasy predictions for Stephen Strasburg, Fernando Rodney, ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks ahead to the final two months of the season and lays out a handful of bold predictions for pitchers, including thoughts on Stephen Strasburg, Tim Lincecum and R.A. Dickey.

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2012