Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 7/31/12
A busy day in a dreadful Phillies season finds them shipping Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence out of town. Both moves were very necessary and look for more in the next month as the waiver trade deadline approaches. My brief editorial is the return for Victorino and Pence is worthy of them. I was among the few that felt the haul to land Pence in the first place was ridiculous and today kind of proves that. At the end of the day, he was not worth the prospects and certainly not worth the dollars. It's important to take time and remember the good times with Shane Victorino.  I was ready to move on from him but he had a fantastic run in Philly. From Rule 5 bust to Gold Glover, All Star, and World Series Champion. His slam of Sabathia in the '08 NLDS is one of my favorite Phillies moments. His work in the community with the Boys and Girls Club was amazing and while he got under my skin a bit this season, when all is said and done, the beer is on me if I run into him at a local watering hole.
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