NTNgod of the Primer newsblog reports that the Brewers telecast announced that Milwaukee acquired David Bell.
Joe Randa is a better hitter, by a pretty good margin, than David Bell, and he's making less money this year. That said, whatever the Phillies got for Bell may be a good indication of what the Pirates might have had for Randa.
And it looks like Noonie rides again. He stands to inherit some extra PT from this Bell trade.
. . . Bell fetched a 22-yo A-ball pitcher, a real tall skinny guy who racks up strikeouts. No word there if Philadelphia is also paying some of Bell's ginormous contract.