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Another Padre? Yes. The Padres will be looking to ship away players to gain future pieces. Heath Bell will most likely be in another uniform come August.
Destination Philadelphia? Possibly.
It depends on how much the Phillies are willing to give up. Will they be able to keep Bell in the future? That is another question to ponder before making the trade.
Bell has recorded 26 saves in 27 chances in 2011. He is posting a 2.61 ERA in 38 appearances.
It seems like Bell and the city of Philadelphia would get along pretty well. If, for some reason, he would struggle, we already know that the boo-birds will be out in the City of Brotherly Love.
Bell is undoubtedly one of the best closers in the game. With Ryan Madson, Brad Lidge and now Jose Contreras all on the shelf, the Phillies are in need of a healthy closer. Will they trade for Bell? Or, will they look for another back-end guy that would cost much less, like a Luke Gregerson?
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