Since our office is located in Chadds Ford Pennsylvania, which is located just outside of Philadelphia, I had to share the news about Victorino being traded for all you Phillies fans out there! At the moment I am kind of on the fence about the trade, but I am leaning on the side of “It was a good move”.
Here is what SI.com had to say about the trade, “The Phillies have traded two-time All-Star center fielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers for relief pitcher Josh Lindblom and minor league pitcher Ethan Martin. Philadelphia also gets a player to be named later or cash for the 31-year-old Victorino, who can become a free agent after the season. Victorino is batting .261 with nine homers, 40 RBIs and 24 steals. He helped the Phillies win five straight NL East titles and the 2008 World Series championship. Trading Victorino could be the first of several cost-cutting moves the last-place Phillies make before the 4 p.m. deadline for trades without waivers.”
You can read more and check out the full article by clicking the link below:
- Shane Victorino Traded to LA Dodgers for Reliever Josh Lindblom? (sidewalkschalk.com)
- Dodgers acquire Shane Victorino from Phillies – CBSSports.com (dynamets.mlblogs.com)
- Dodgers “in serious talks” with Phillies for Shane Victorino (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)