The trade deadline is fast approaching and rumors have been swirling by the minute. GM Ruben Amaro of the Philadelphia Phillies has made quite a name for himself since taking over the reigns from Hall of Fame Inductee Pat Gillick in 2009.
Amaro has acquired some of the biggest and best names in baseball at the trade deadline in the past three seasons, and many rival executives expect the same in 2011. Amaro has gone on the record many times this season stating that the Phillies will not be "making any major moves this season."
That statement obviously needs to be taken with a grain of salt, as numerous reports have the Phillies in pursuit of Carlos Beltran and Hunter Pence to name a few.
This Philadelphia Phillies team may be the greatest roster ever assembled on paper in team history, and it seems almost a certainty that Ruben Amaro will make a huge splash again at the trade deadline.
After all, the signs around Citizens Bank Park that say, "In Ruben We Trust" are not in reference to CSNPhilly.com's Ruben Frank. You can be assured that some of the most recent trade deadline acquisitions by Amaro will be on this list, but who else will make the cut?
Here is a look back at the six best trade deadline deals in Philadelphia Phillies team history.