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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 Pence) and a righthander Josh Lindblom, 25, double-A righty Ethan Martin, and a player to be named later or cash (from the Dodgers for Victorino).
Unlike Cole Hamels, who performed well under a contract year, Victorino was mediocre at best. Plus the Philles were not going to sign Victorino long term.
Pence was a salary dump. He was due to make $15 million next year and was one of the most attractive trade commodity, as he was under contract past this year.
But it still hurts.
Only Schierholtz is major league ready.
He probably takes over right field.
Domonic Brown takes over in center.
And you have John M...
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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...
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...
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...
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.
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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Reading the headline on the newyorkdailynews.com “It’s a fire sale in Philadelphia….”, is a reality we all should have seen coming. The “fire sale” at the trade deadline moved long time fan favorite Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence the one year fan favorite both to the West Coast. Victorino who in all likelihood would not have been re-signed next season did have a great...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded two pitching prospects to the Phillies for Shane Victorino. Just days after Philadelphia locked up Cole Hamels to a $144 million extension, the Phillies unloaded their centerfielder to Los Angeles just a few hours before the deadline. Victorino was one of the top commodities on the market and was rumored to be a part of several different deals...
After days of rumors and speculation, the Giants have finally acquired outfielder Hunter Pence. Heading to Philadelphia are Nate Schierholtz and a pair of prospects — Tommy Joseph and Seth Rosin. Hunter Pence, 29, is under team control through the end of 2013, but is set to make nearly $15M next season. More on this later…
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....
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