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The Flying Hawaiian won't be coming back to the Phillies' center field after all. Boston players seem to be stoked about the trade (although fans are looking a little cool), but the Inquirer's Matt Gelb thinks it's a sign of how crazy the market is that a 32-year-old who had a career-worst year in 2012 is still worth $13 million per season.
Los Angeles Dodger outfielder Shane Victorino has rented a billboard. Victorino also took out a full-page ad in the Daily News last week to say "mahalo." David Akers gave Philly fans the billboard treatment last year after he became a San Francisco 49er. [Twitter]
With all of the "Call Me Maybe" crap that we've put each other through this summer, it feels like Gotye hasn't been relevant in decades. But, really, "Somebody That I Used to Know" was on top of the Billboard chart as recently as June. Then, as July drew to a close, the Phils shipped Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence to L.A. and San Francisco respectively. The trades prompted the guys at the MLB Fan Cave to make a parody of the Gotye and Kimbra video for "Somebody That I Used to Know." It's entertaining, but also mildly disturbing. It's totally
Yahoo!'s Tim Brown tweeted at 11:57 a.m. that the Phillies have traded center fielder Shane Victorino to the Dodgers for 25-year-old relief pitcher Josh Lindblom and 23-year-old pitcher Ethan Martin (from AA Chattanooga).Shane Victorino became a member of the Phillies organization via the 2004 Rule 5 draft. He was batting .261 with 9 home runs, 40 RBIs and 24 stolen bases at the time of the trade. Domonic Brown was scratched from the lineup in Lehigh Valley on Tuesday as it appears he'll get the call to the Bigs (finally). Looks like he might have learned a thing or two
This morning, we awoke to the fantastic news that Cole Hamels and the Phils had inked a deal to keep the ace playing his home games in Citizens Bank Park through the 2018 season. The cost? Only $144 million. The pricey deal means that the Phils will likely look to unload some obligations this year, so that they don't have to pay the luxury tax this year and a higher rate next year. ESPN's Jayson Stark suggests that that means shopping Shane Victorino and Joe Blanton.So that means they're still likely to shop Victorino, who has about $3.5 million in
Since the Dodgers were recently bought for $2 billion dollars, the rumor mill has been churning out all sorts of gossip involving the club. Many of those rumors have pulled the Phillies into the conversation. First—and most obvious—is that Los Angeles will be a suitable suitor for pending free agent Cole Hamels. Then, reports surfaced linking the Dodgers to Shane Victorino trade talks. Finally, on Monday evening, word got out that the Dodgers might also be interested in J-Roll, seeing as their starting shortstop is on the shelf and they've been platooning Juan Uribe and Luis Cruz (ick). Why don't
As Shane Victorino f-bombed his way through a response to last weekend's Twitter fiasco, wheels turned behind the curtains of baseball franchises across the country. According to Fox Sports' John Paul Morosi, one high-ranking executive predicts that Victorino will be the first big name to be moved during deadline trading. Victorino is clearly a coveted asset across the league because of his incredible .245/.311/.379 marks and his expiring contract. The Dodgers, Rangers, Tigers, Pirates, Marlins and Giants have scouted the center fielder recently. [Fox Sports]
Shane Victorino didn't play for the Phillies on July 8th. He was scratched from the lineup by Charlie Manuel before the Sunday matinee started. Rob Parent—the sports editor at the Delco Daily Times—sent out a tweet about the incident.As it turns out, that wasn't the case. Charlie Manuel defended Victorino at the team's press conference after the game and, recently, Shane Victorino took an opportunity to use a few, choice, four-letter words to express his disapproval.That was my point. One person made a [bleepin’] false statement. That’s the problem with social media, and it pisses me off. It’s all over
Philadelphia Phillie Shane Victorino hosted his third annual All-Star Celebrity Shane Victorino Foundation Fashion Show last night at the Union League in Philadelphia. Strutting the runway are Shane, five-year-old Kali’a, and Melissa Victorino. Kali’a is a natural, upstaging mom and dad on the runway in her Lilly Pulitzer; I expect to see her hitting the NYFW tents in about 10 years. Shane and Melissa formed the foundation to promote opportunities for underserved youth. Last year, there was a lot of skin showing; this year, the theme seemed to be centered on couples with an outlandish Cole Hamels outfit thrown in for good measure.
Charlie Manuel admittedly doesn't know what Twitter is. In a video for the MLB Fancave, Shane Victorino tries to explain it to him as Cholly reads tweets from Phillies players. Some of the selected tweets include J-Roll asking ?uestlove when he and the Roots Crew are going to make it to a game, John Mayberry Jr. hoping to get a date with an attractive flight attendant (because he's done pining after mermaids, apparently), and a tweet from Jimmy Rollins that includes the term "cray." Manuel added the "z" because, apparently, he's not familiar with Watch the Throne. [MLB]