If it wasn't David Bell, he of the limited spring-training action and the .199 batting average against right-handed pitchers last season, then the question probably wouldn't have been posed 14 at-bats into the season. However, the subject was David Bell, and he did have the league's worst batting average against right-handers last season. And in his first 14 at-bats this season, Bell only had one hit - a two-run home run gotten against a left-hander.
April 12, 2006
It's a story of two Davids. Both are looking at reduced playing time, although one is a three-year member of the Phillies and the other is a newcomer. Both players have had careers that would be considered successful, but they're looking at their new role in differing ways.
April 5, 2006