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What's wrong with Heath Bell?

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09:41 AM ET 05.06 | Privately, Marlins players have been very impressed how notorious hothead Carlos Zambrano has handled Heath Bell blowing three of his wins. Bell's velocity is down a mile from last year (to 92.9 mph), but the bigger issue, according to a Marlins official, is he's not throwing his curveball for strikes. Plus, metrics show batters are swinging at a lot less of his non-strikes than last year.

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May 6, 2012  09:59 AM ET

Stick a fork in him

May 6, 2012  10:22 AM ET

Zambrano is well known for impressing teamates when his games are repeatedly blown. Just to be sure, another three of these would be just the ticket.

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May 6, 2012  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Stick a fork in him

this most be the stick fork deal today,,,,, but can the marlins stick two forks on heat bell??? or throw his bad temper in the heat of the stove, but the fish has to do whatever its needed to be able to use bell's arm!!!

May 6, 2012  11:39 AM ET

zambrano, hass learned in the cubs organization!!!!

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May 6, 2012  01:15 PM ET

Maybe the Sandbag over his belt has something to do with it...

He's listed (on Yahoo) as 250...

That number seems a little generous.

May 6, 2012  01:47 PM ET

He was given da curse of Pedro Bourbon, who played for the Reds got in a fight with Buzz Capra, and after da fight walked off da field with a Met hat on!!! In the movie Airplane, they joke about Matty Mota pinch hitting for Pedro, Mota never played on the same team as Bourbon. He never lived it Down!!! Another Movie Trivia for you lost souls is the Volks Wagon Herbie in The Love Bug got the number 53 from the writers favorite Player Don Drysdale, there now your all a little smarter!

May 6, 2012  02:11 PM ET
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He was given da curse of Pedro Bourbon, who played for the Reds got in a fight with Buzz Capra, and after da fight walked off da field with a Met hat on!!! In the movie Airplane, they joke about Matty Mota pinch hitting for Pedro, Mota never played on the same team as Bourbon. He never lived it Down!!! Another Movie Trivia for you lost souls is the Volks Wagon Herbie in The Love Bug got the number 53 from the writers favorite Player Don Drysdale, there now your all a little smarter!

Manny Mota....

May 6, 2012  02:36 PM ET
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Manny Mota....

Sir...spelling/grammar/accuracy police. Do you have any identification on you? Are you carrying anything I need to be aware of?

May 6, 2012  04:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Sir...spelling/grammar/accuracy police. Do you have any identification on you? Are you carrying anything I need to be aware of?

Huh?????

May 6, 2012  06:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Huh?????

Just messing with you. Just seems that every time a guy makes a post where it is obvious what he MEANS, someone has to make specific point of the error of what he TYPED. Some days it seems we spend more time nitpicking grammar and spelling than we do discussing the threads.

May 6, 2012  08:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Maybe the Sandbag over his belt has something to do with it...He's listed (on Yahoo) as 250...That number seems a little generous.

I think you mean conservative...but I could be wrong.

May 6, 2012  09:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Just messing with you. Just seems that every time a guy makes a post where it is obvious what he MEANS, someone has to make specific point of the error of what he TYPED. Some days it seems we spend more time nitpicking grammar and spelling than we do discussing the threads.

No problem....we all knew what he mean't ..and I rarely if ever correct anyone's post....but for some reason that one brought out the spell check in me...."Matty Mota".....

 
May 7, 2012  01:57 AM ET

I still would be looking under my car before I started it.

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