3 too-early trade partners that make too much sense for Phillies

These three teams have players the Phillies could make a deal for before the July 30 MLB trade deadline.
Seattle Mariners v Miami Marlins
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Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins have a few players who may be with other teams by the end of the trade deadline. Reliever Tanner Scott, first baseman Josh Bell and outfielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. could all fill a need for Philly to improve its depth.

Chisholm Jr. is another player who will command a considerable haul in return if he is traded. The 26-year-old has two more years of club control before he is eligible for free agency. Like Robert Jr., the Marlins outfielder has an injury history. Due to this and what the Marlins may ask in return for him, the Phillies should consider other options if they want to add another outfielder via trade.

Bell is a free agent at the end of the season but has struggled with eight home runs and 35 RBI in 83 games. He would be an option the Phillies could use if they suffer any injuries to their infield depth leading up to the deadline.

Scott represents an acquisition from the Marlins who would make the most sense for the Phillies. The left-hander has a 1.50 ERA and successfully converted 12 of 14 save opportunities. He will be sought after by many clubs leading up to the deadline but would be a solid option for manager Rob Thomson to use in save situations if Philadelphia were to acquire him.

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