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Heath Bell never got an offer from the Padres

Dec 6, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

Heath Bell

Not that it would have mattered considering the Marlins’ willingness to throw around money, but Heath Bell revealed yesterday that he never got an offer of any kind from the Padres.

During his introductory Marlins press conference Bell repeated his season-long stance that he “really wanted to stay in San Diego for me, the family and the kids.” However, according to the closer the Padres stopped all negotiations “two days after the trading deadline.”

Bell also said that he “never had a conversation” with new general manager Josh Byrnes after Jed Hoyer left to take the Cubs job.

Ultimately it was a moot point, because the Padres were never going to offer anything close to three years and $27 million, but the lack of communication seems odd.

  1. stoankold - Dec 6, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    [quote] the lack of communication seems odd.[/quote]

    Until you realize it’s the Padres.

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