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    Bell likes Wilson

    (09-10) 04:00 PDT San Diego -- One of the better subplots in this series and the division race is the battle between closers Brian Wilson and Heath Bell for the National League saves crown, and perhaps the major-league title.

    Bell is a Wilson fan. He called his Giants counterpart "a dominant closer" and said, "He has an amazing arm and an amazing fastball. He's got a fastball I would love. I think he's a great closer. You've got to be a little quirky, a little weird. I think he's got all that."

    Bell is modest about his own fastball, which reaches the mid-90s and makes it tough for hitters to look for a big 12-to-6 curveball.

    At 32, Bell is 4 1/2 years older than Wilson. They have topped the NL saves leaderboard for much of the season. The Padres' recent 10-game losing streak has enabled Wilson to push ahead, 41-39. Wilson also co-leads the majors with Tampa Bay's Rafael Soriano.

    Wilson also has an edge in time spent doing crunches.

    "I've never seen him in the shower or anything, but he's ripped," Bell said.

    "He looks like he's strong. I think closers might work on their abs. I work on one ab, and that's the big one, my au naturel ab," Bell said, pointing toward a belly that looks more Sunday beer league than Mr. Universe. Bell then grabbed a potato chip out of a bag and said, "Look. I'm working on my ab now."

    More seriously, Bell called Wilson "one of the best guys around. If I get labeled with him in the same sentence, it's a huge honor because he's definitely having one of the best years any closer is having. He's good, and he's got magic shoes."


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    You're not funny, Bell. And Wilson > you.
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    He's secretly laughing at what he just said in this entire article.

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    They are both great closers but I would rather have Wilson any day.

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    He's just saying that because Wilson's a certified ninja.

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    Wilson is the best. My love for Wilson has grown tenfold over the course of this season
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    i like b weez, but i think heath bell is gad damn dirty. he is the dirtiest closer in the game right now to be honest. when i mean dirty, i mean his fastball mixed in with a 12-6 hook. my scouting report on him is his strikeout pitch where guys swing in the dirt at most of his pitches, or chase his elevator high fastball, u just never know what pitch your gonna get from him. i can see why its hard for hitters to guess his pitches.

    wilson can throw a harder fastball, but ive gotta admit that heath bell is pretty dirty

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    Wilson destroys Heath Bell. Also this...Heath Bell is fat.







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    Bell wants to do Wilson up the poop chute.

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    I don't see any being that much better than the other. You can make arguments for both but I would go with Bell slightly over Wilson but would take Rivera and Soria over both

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    If it weren't for Wilson's interview on "Rome is Burning," both closers would be even. That interview puts the "Mental Assassin" light years ahead of any closer in the game. Damn its fun to be a Giants fan right now!
    Sad how a World Series win could result in so much whining.

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    who is the machine?

    GIANTSNINERSWARRIORS

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    Guy who lives in his house I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hd1906 View Post
    who is the machine?
    Pujols of course

    "It's hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it's damn near impossible to win an argument against a stupid person." - Bill Murray
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    Best regular season record = best team
    Regular season > Post season
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    i think the machine is his neighbor..

    Bell also likes to eat. He's a fatty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSW 2012 CHAMPS View Post
    They are both great closers but I would rather have Wilson any day.
    AGREED, id rather have a muscle bulging closer that hits 99, than a fat guy,... who "runs" to the mound everytime, actually looks like a wobble

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