Aug 11, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins relief pitcher Heath Bell (21) wipes his face during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Bye, bye Heath Bell…We hardly knew you.


The Marlins have sent albatross Heath Bell to Arizona in a 3-way deal that leaves the Fish with $8m of his baggage littering the payroll room and a shiny, new high-A infielder that used to play High School ball in Lakeland.

Bell is gone, as is most of the remaining money on his contract, and we picked up Yordy Cabrera from Oakland.  Cabrera is a 22-year-old former second-round pick likely to start off in Jupiter next year.

Cliff Pennington, an Oakland second baseman, is packing his bags for Arizona as part of the deal, and the Dbacks are sending outfielder Chris Young to Oakland, along with $500k.

The troubled saga of Heath Bell and his serial blame game are now Arizona’s problem.  I think Bell could be a terrific closer, but he needs to spend the off-season whipping himself into shape, and he needs to refresh his mechanics.  I think the worst of his woes as a closer came from his head-high, upright follow-through.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks Chris Young Cliff Pennington Heath Bell Miami Marlins Oakland Athletics Yordy Cabrera

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