David Bell Deserves Fans Benefit of the Doubt Premium Story

A healthy David Bell.
A healthy David Bell.
By Chuck Hixson

Date: Feb 9, 2004

If you’ve been following Phillies message boards and chat rooms this winter, there’s been a recurring theme; David Bell is a weak link in the Phillies lineup. Fans have lamented the Phillies signing Bell and have prognosticated about dealing him to the highest bidder (if anyone would even bid). In a twist of the great William Shakespeare, I have come not to bury David Bell, but to praise him.

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