Texas Rangers Trade Rumors: Targeting Heath Bell and Bullpen Arms

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Texas Rangers Trade Rumors: Targeting Heath Bell and Bullpen Arms
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It's that time of year again. Time for teams to make a move towards a push to the playoffs or to deal quality players in an effort to rebuild. That's right, it's trade season.

Cliff Lee was the big prize last year for the Rangers but this season a formidable ace does not seem to be on the market. That's alright because the Rangers rotation has pitched lights out all season led by All-Star C.J. Wilson.

With not much needed on the offensive end, that leaves the way to improve the team with a big splash this year will come from the bullpen. And boy do they need the help. The Rangers bullpen has given up the third-most runs of any team in the majors while striking out the fourth-fewest batters.

The area in the bullpen with the most trouble is the seventh and eighth innings. Lefty's Darren Oliver and Arthur Rhodes are finally starting to show their age and hard-throwing righty Mark Lowe has been inconsistent all season.

So with that said, what players could the Rangers be targeting to fill this crucial late-inning role and get the position the team for another deep October run?

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