Originally posted on Philly Sports World  |  Last updated 7/26/12

Phillies’ centerfielder Shanve Victorino. Photo Courtesy of Renee Cendrowski.

Watching the Phillies bullpen blow another lead yesterday courtesy of Antonio Bastardo, the rumors surrounding the trade of Shane Victorino could turn to reality within the next few days. Possible reliever’s in the rumor mill, the Reds Logan Ondrusek and the Dodgers Josh Lindblom. Both most definitely an upgrade over what we currently have in the pen, Ondrusek with a 2.70 era this season and Lindblom’s at 3.18.

If the Phillies were to pull the trigger and trade Victorino it would definitely put some pressure on John Mayberry Jr who would become an everyday player. Now is also the time to find out if Mayberry can be an everyday player if we were to look to next season.

Signing Shane does not appear to be in the cards and it shouldn’t be as he has not performed well in 2012. Hitting 23 points below his career average this season does not warrant consideration of resigning this off-season. BULLPEN HELP! This is the pressing need.Similar Posts:

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