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How ex-player David Bell plans to modernize the Giants’ farm system

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Jim Furtado Posted: March 13, 2018 at 08:01 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: david bell, giants, player development

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   1. eric Posted: March 14, 2018 at 09:22 AM (#5637704)
Man, I was so ready to make "operation shutdown" jokes, then I re-read the name.
   2. eddieot Posted: March 14, 2018 at 09:45 AM (#5637712)
David Bell was kind of the poster boy of the early aught Phillies. He had one decent year (4.4 WAR) sandwiched between three awful years but the Phils kept trotting him out there. It didn't help that he was filling the shoes of Scott Rolen and most fans had a bad taste after that awful trade. But still, I liked the guy, he was obviously a deep thinker and his interviews were always insightful. Glad to see he landed somewhere meaningful. Guys like him are hard not to root for.
   3. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: March 14, 2018 at 09:58 AM (#5637723)
For a while there it looked like Bell would be the Reds' next manager. He managed their AA and AAA teams for four years. Plus, he was from the area, which always seems to count more with the Reds than it should. But he left for a coaching position with the Cubs after the 2012 season, when the Reds won the division and I believe extended Dusty.
   4. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: March 14, 2018 at 10:18 AM (#5637734)
David Bell was kind of the poster boy of the early aught Phillies. He had one decent year (4.4 WAR) sandwiched between three awful years but the Phils kept trotting him out there. It didn't help that he was filling the shoes of Scott Rolen and most fans had a bad taste after that awful trade.


They signed him the same off-season as Jim Thome, right? So he was the other part of the story that the Phillies were adding veterans and trying to win again.

No fans liked him that much, but after he left we had the three-headed monster of Dobbs, Helms and Abraham Nuñez stinking up the 3B spot. No wonder replacing those guys with Pedro Feliz instantly brought a World Series victory.
   5. TVerik. Old Java Rodney. Posted: March 14, 2018 at 10:56 PM (#5638232)
It must have been hard for the Pirates of that era not to offer him a seven-year contract at some point. He WAS an underwhelming second baseman.
   6. BobT Posted: March 16, 2018 at 02:33 AM (#5638837)
David Bell and his family were staying at the same Costa Rica resort as my wife and I did on our honeymoon. We took the same coffee tasting class. I wasn't sure if it was actually David Bell until he said that the coffee tasted like chewing tobacco. Figured that was the tipoff for a former player.

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