Rumor has it that two East Coast teams are vying for the services of San Diego Padres closer Heath Bell. The Boston Red Sox are one of those teams.
The Red Sox closing situation is up in the air with their current closer Jonathan Papelbon entering free agnecy. Bell has saved 134 games for the Padres in his three seasons as a closer and made three All-Star Games.
However, Bell has stated he would prefer to stay on the West Coast. Bell is from Oceanside, California. The Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers could be in need of closers, more likely the Dodgers. Bell would prefer, however, to re-sign with the Padres.
The other East Coast team interested in Bell is Philadelphia.