2011 Stats: 62.2 IP, 3-4, 2.44 ERA, 43 saves
Possible Destinations: Padres, Cardinals, Phillies, Mets, Marlins, Orioles
Bell has stated that he wants to stay in San Diego, but you can't be very sure that the Padres are willing to spend their money on re-signing him. Josh Byrnes in the new general manager, so they may have a whole new view on Bell and decide to let him sign elsewhere.
Bell is coming off his 3rd straight season with an all-star appearance and with 40 saves. Many teams will be interested in signing him, but it may be a risky move, especially if Bell insists on making $10-15 million a year when he is already 34.
Something teams should pay attention to while evaluating Bell is his decreasing strikeout rate. His strikeout rate decreased from 11.1 to 7.3 in 2011, which is a career low.
His velocity stays at about 94 MPH, but he has seen a drop in vertical movement on his fastball and a drop in horizontal movement on most of his other pitches, something that should be closely monitored.
Bell is an elite closer, and the best on this list, but he should be frequently checked on in the next few years. A loss in movement could be a sign that he is starting his decline, so teams ready to overpay should be cautious.