Josh Bell - Third Baseman - Baltimore Orioles Acquired as part of the deal that sent George Sherrill to Los Angeles, Bell has gotten off to an amazing start, going 8-15 with 5 RBI and 6 R. The idea of him hitting for a strong average should not be a surprising one, hitting .295 between two Double-A teams in 2009.With Melvin Mora seemingly primed to leave via free agency, a void is there that Bell could quickly fill. Ty Wigginton could offer a short-term solution, but at 32-years old he clearly is not the long-term answer.A good showing from Bell this winter certainly should at least put him in the discussion and at 23-years old (by opening day), he could step right in. I’ll take a much closer look at him in the coming weeks, but I’d track his progress closely.What do you think of these three players Which has the best chance of making an impact in 2010 What about long-termTHIS ARTICLE IS ALSO FEATURED ON 22 /PRNewswire/ NAMIC (National Association forMulti-ethnicity in Communications) today announced the call for submissionsfor the NAMICSpring 2009 Writers' Workshop. "We are excited to continue facilitating thisworkshop series with the goal of expanding the diversity pipeline with morequalified, talented writers of color."The NAMIC-Southern California West Coast Creative Summit is part of the tradeorganization's signature conference series focused on the content developmentaspects of television, film and other multimedia platforms.NAMIC created thewriters' workshop curriculum to drive increased multi-ethnic diversity in thecommunications industry.Veteran television executive and producer CaroleKirschnerwill be the lead facilitator of the program, which includesprofessional coverage of submitted material, a one-day hands-on writing class,a self-marketing seminar and guest speakers from the entertainment industryand New Media. A detailed workshop description, applicationforms and eligibility requirements are available online at information about the NAMIC Spring 2009 Writers' Workshop or theNAMIC-Southern California West Coast Creative Summit, visit orcall the NAMIC national headquarters at (212) 594-5985.About NAMIC NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is thepremier organization focusing on multi-ethnic diversity in the communicationsindustry. Founded in 1980 as a non-profit trade association, today NAMIC iscomprised of 2,000 professionals belonging to a network of 17 chaptersnationwide. Through initiatives that focus on education, advocacy andempowerment, NAMIC champions equity and inclusion in the workforce, withspecial attention given to ensuring that the leadership cadres of our nation'scommunications industry giants reflect the multi-ethnic richness of thepopulations they serve. For more information on NAMIC, visit SOURCENAMICDaphne Leroy, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, NAMIC,1-212-594-5985, ; or Charmaine Chapman of BTBCommunications, 1-310-882-5498, .
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