Heath Bell has more blown saves than saves

Man those are some UGLY numbers for Heath Bell.
He had 3 blown saves in 6 chances BEFORE tonight’s blown save in Petco.

So that means he is BELOW .500 in his save percentage.
Seriously, that is pretty awful. It’s no longer April. And closers when they flame out tend to stay that way.

It’s appropriate that he imploded tonight in San Diego in front of his old team.
Think they look smart letting him walk?

Allowing Bell to walk saved the Padres $27 million, avoided his clogging up the payroll for 3 years and got the Padres the 33rd and 68th picks in the draft this year.

Folks… THAT’S how you survive as a small market.
As for the Marlins. That shopping spree looked great in the winter and I indeed picked the Marlins to go all the way.

It would be tough to do closing out a game is less than a 50/50 proposition.

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I don’t think Wilson Ramos feels much pressure

Wilson Ramos came off the bench to deliver a walk off single in the 11th inning of the Phillies – Nationals game.

For most people, an at bat like that would be considered a pressure situation.
But remember Ramos survived an abduction in his native Venezuela last year. He was freaking kidnapped for more than 24 hours.

I am guessing that facing Michael Schwimer with the bases loaded didn’t phase him. Let’s salute the fact that we can admire his skills as a baseball player this year instead of thinking about any potential tragedy. He kind of makes me want the Nats to win.

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