Found July 31, 2012 on
North Side Notch:
Rob Biertempfel reports:
The Pirates are reluctant to part with rookie outfielder Starling Marte or top right-handed pitching prospects Jameson Taillon and Gerrit Cole, which takes them out of the running for outfielder such as Hunter Pence, Shane Victorino and Shin-Soo Choo.
I think the Pirates are definitely being smart in not giving up any of these three guys for the people mentioned. I could make an argument that Marte for Choo would make sense, but I would prefer to not have that happen.
As far as Pence and Victorino, I don’t think the Phillies are going to get anyone with the talent anywhere near those three prospects for either of them. Victorino is a rental player in the midst of his worst season of his career. Pence is set to make about $12+ million next year in arbitration, which diminishes his trade value. Also, Pence’s numbers have also taken a hit this year from his career norms.
It is definitely smart for the Pirates to hold out a bit on these guys. By 4 PM, the asking...
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Shane Victorino may have driven some of us crazy time to time with his play, but the man is a true class act. He took out this full-page ad in tomorrow's Philadelphia Daily News. I'm shocked he got this out so fast.
Bob Ventrone, Jr. shared the picture on his Facebook page that I noticed thanks to Phillies Beat Writer Kevin Cooney on Twitter.
Speaking of Twitter, Shane...
The Philadelphia Phillies have begun the retooling process. It could hardly be called a rebuilding process following the six year, 144 million dollar extension they gave to Cole Hamels. For the time being, the Phillies have more than 90 million committed to their top three pitchers and Ryan Howard. The extension began wide speculation that the Phillies would begin to...
A couple nights ago, Dennis O'Donnell of KPIX twittered about that the Giants "have acquired Hunter Pence".
It started a wildfire of retweets (re-posts for you old people not on Twitter), by everyone and their mother, including Andy Baggarly of CSN.
With fans going nuts over this apparent news, KPIX ran the story even after Baggarly had confirmed with Bobby...
What a difference a year makes. On this date one year ago the Phillies brought in Hunter Pence in a hugely popular trade - remember the cameras following his arrival in that black SUV? It bolstered a team who was 29 games above .500 and held a 6 game lead in the NL East on their way to 102 victories.
Exactly one year later, the 12 games under .500 last place...
Starling Marte (credits below) The Pirates call up Marte and a rookie pitcher in Minnesota is the ace of the staff. OF-STARLING MARTE (PITTSBURGH)- The Pirates called up their much heralded rookie outfielder last Thursday and he made quite a first impression as he hit a home run in his first major league at bat. Marte on the year is hitting .318 with a home run and four RBI'...
LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers today designated outfielder Bobby Abreu for assignmentas Shane Victorino was added to the active roster. Abreu was signed by theDodgers as a free agent on May 4 and batted .251 with two home runs and 17 RBIin 70 games with Los Angeles, including a .316 batting average (6-for-19) and a.409 on-base percentage in 22 pinch-hitting appearances.
Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants? Joe Blanton to the Baltimore Orioles? Cliff Lee to the Texas Rangers? Are these Phillies and more on the move? Discuss....
LOS ANGELES- L.A. sports fans now have another arch-villain to cheer for that is swapping their old memories for California love.
The Dodgers have traded reliever Josh Lindblom and minor league pitcher Ethan Martin to the Philadelphia Phillies for two-time All-Star center fielder Shane Victorino.
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Say goodbye to 2012.
Atlanta did that with a sweep of the Phillies this past weekend, and what dagger the Braves did, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro twisted inside the belly of Phillies fans.
OK, gone are Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino.
Coming in are outfielder Nate Schierholtz and minor-league prospects Tommy Joseph, a catcher, and Seth Rosin, a righthanded pitcher (from the Giants for...
Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports says the Dodgers have traded Josh Lindblom and Ethan Martin to the Phillies for Shane Victorino. Phillies have traded Victorino to Dodgers for Lindblom and Ethan martin — Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 31, 2012 I’ll have analysis up later, but in the mean time, here’s Shane Victorino’s best contributions to