Talking Trades: 5 Baseball Deadline Deals That Should Go Down

By: 07.25.11

3. Heath Bell of the San Diego Padres to the Philadelphia Phillies for Jonathan Singleton (1B) and Brody Colvin (RHP)

When or how the Philadelphia Phillies became such a juggernaut is beyond me, but they keep putting themselves into desirable positions. Equipped with some extremely legitimate prospects, they have what it takes to pry Bell from a Padres team that – as always – is a couple years away from contention (as is the life of a small market club). Bell can fill the only hole that this Phillies squad has – a lack of dependable relief pitching, especially at closer.

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