Saturday, July 23, 2005
Angels Sign Trevor Bell
Update: More from Mark Thoma at MLB.com.
Bane believes Bell has a Major League arm, and he made a point Saturday of repeatedly mentioning his "aggressiveness," "poise" and "makeup." The Angels' head scout even went so far as to compare Bell's delivery to that of Eric Gagne, whom Bane scouted and signed while in the Dodgers organization.
If Bell lives up to that comparison, everyone would be quite pleased, but he models his game after a couple other Cy Young Award winners -- Roger Clemens (for his "intensity") and Barry Zito (for his "smarts").