It was a marvelous season for Bell in 2019, but also one that saw him fall off considerably. Prior to the All-Star break, he was hitting .302 with a 1.024 OPS. After the All-Star Game, those number fell to .233 and .780 respectively. He somehow made 13 errors as well last year at first base.
It would take some brass for Ben Cherington to actually do it, but if this is going to be a full rebuild - and it should - he should deal Josh Bell.— Chris Mueller (@ChrisMuellerPGH) January 27, 2020