Trades that should've happened but didn't 

August, 3, 2012
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ChooJoe Robbins/Getty ImagesChoo would have solidified the Pirates' lineup with his speed, proven bat and solid glove.

It was one of the busiest July 31 non-waiver trade deadlines in recent memory, but what about a handful of trades that did not happen but should have? These were deals that made a lot of sense, even perhaps got discussed between teams, yet never materialized. They could be the one deal that makes the difference between the postseason and sitting at home this fall.

Here are five trades that should have happened but didn't. But who knows? They might still have a chance of happening in August or the offseason.

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