Heath Bell says it's hard to respect Ozzie Guillen

Heath Bell says what everyone else was already thinking about Ozzie Guillen

9/24/12 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Aug 12, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins relief pitcher Heath Bell (21) throws during the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Marlins Park. The Dodgers won 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIREIt might just be a case of sour grapes from a guy who lost his closer role and couldn't earn it back, but it doesn't seem all that crazy when Heath Bell says he doesn't respect Ozzie Guillen.

Guillen has been known to say and do ridiculous things, and it's hard to take him seriously at all. When a team underachieves as much as his Marlins have this year, it makes it even harder.

Bell seems to believe that he wasn't given a real chance to earn his job back, and that Guillen wasn't honest with him about it.

From an interview on a Miami sports radio show:

"I stunk in April, plain and simple. I said I stunk, I worked hard, I busted my butt. I think I’ve had a tremendous second half. I’m not closing–I know that. But I just kept my mouth shut because I want to regain what I had, and I feel like I can’t do that. It’s hard to respect a guy that doesn’t tell you the truth or doesn’t tell you face-to-face. There’s probably reasons why. It’s just one of those things that–what you see is what you get. I’m not going to be two-faced. I’m not going to sneak around your back and say this and that."

Knowing Guillen, it's pretty likely that he'll respond to Bell's comments pretty soon. This might get really interesting.
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9/26/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19859 respect

i agree with HEATH BELL........................plain and simple....GUILLEN is a BIG MOUTH who thinks he can say and do whatever he wants..........and whats worse are the people who keep putting a microphone in his face to get him to spew off his nonsense.......HE IS AN AHOLE.........