Well, of course he did. Philadelphia is awesome.
Shane Victorino was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers last summer as the trade deadline loomed and Ruben Amaro Jr. opted to begin a bit of an overhaul project with the roster. Victorino was shipped to Los Angeles and Hunter Pence was sent to San Francisco in exchange for an assortment of players. Though he had been traded to the Dodgers, Victorino's impending free agency left him as a potential target for the Phillies this off-season. Last week Victorino signed with the Boston Red Sox instead, agreeing to a three-year contract worth $39 million. That kind of contract was certainly not going to come close to anything the Phillies would have even considered offering Victorino, if it got to a point that he was going to be a serious candidate to fill the hole in center field.
Of course, the Phillies brought on Ben Revere from Minnesota in a trade involving Vance Worley and minor league arm Trevor May.
During a recent radio...