July 23, 2001: Todd Pratt acquired from the New York Mets for Gary Bennett
July 27, 2001: Dennis Cook and Turk Wendell acquired from the New York Mets for Bruce Chen and Adam Walker
July 27, 2001: Felipe Crespo acquired from the San Francisco Giants for Wayne Gomes
The Phillies decided to be buyers when the 2001 non-waiver trade deadline rolled around. In second place and only a few games behind the first place Atlanta Braves, the Phils went in search of bullpen help. They did not find it.
Dennis Cook and Turk Wendell combined to go 0-2 with a blown save and a 6.75 ERA. The team would finish the year 2 games behind the Braves, failing to make the Playoffs.