Bell critical of Guillen in radio interview
Monday, September 24, 2012
MIAMI (AP) -- Marlins reliever Heath Bell was critical of manager Ozzie Guillen in a radio interview Monday.
Bell told Miami station WQAM that "it's been an interesting year with Ozzie." He also said the team needs a manager "that everybody respects."
Bell signed a $27 million, three-year contract with the Marlins last winter. He lost his closer role following a disastrous start to the season, which included an 8.47 ERA after 21 appearances.
His statements came one day after Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria called his former manager, Atlanta's Fredi Gonzalez, "a colossal failure" with the team. Loria was responding to statements Gonzalez made to The Miami Herald. Gonzalez was quoted saying "there's not a manager dead or alive that Jeffrey thinks is good enough."