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MLB Trade Rumors: Heath Bell Among Pitchers On Block, All-Star Team

Heath Bell is the San Diego Padres' lone representative in the 2011 MLB All-Star Game, but he might not be representing them in the regular season much longer, if the six months' worth of trade rumors we've seen have anything to do with real life. Bell is the most frequent visitor of the rumor mill on either roster's bullpen, but a team like the St. Louis Cardinals that is allegedly looking for veteran relief help might have a few other options to look for if they plan on trading with the National League All-Star Team.

Tyler Clippard, for instance, the Washington Nationals' bespectacled set-up man, is in the middle of his best season yet after lowering his walk rate while maintaining his high strikeout rate. Clippard is just 26 but threw an impressive 91 innings in relief last year; Clippard has long been seen as potential trade bait, though the Nationals rumor mill has churned around former Brewer Todd Coffey more frequently.