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Heath Bell to Giants Officially Not Happening

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Any hope that Heath Bell might come sliding in to save the Giants season is officially over as the 1:00 p.m. EST deadline to trade for him passed.

    As we know, the Giants recently claimed Bell off of waivers from the Padres.

    But as we also know, that's not as fun/easy as it sounds, because the Giants actually had to trade something to the Padres to acquire the All-Star closer.

    That seemed unlikely.

    It is not possible now as, per SI's Jon Heyman, the deadline passed with no deal from the Giants.

    This is disappointing news, because Bell would have been a tremendous addition to the Giants going forward.

    However, acquiring him would have cost up to three prospects (to the Giants have three prospects?) and would have still been a rental for the rest of the season, therefore hurting the Giants future even further than it's already hurt.

    Besides: the real problem with San Francisco isn't the pitching staff.

    It's the fact that the team can't muster more than a single freaking run against Henry Freaking Sosa when he's pitching on three freaking days of rest.