Red Sox Trade Deadline Speaks Volumes

Shane Victorino for utility infielder Josh Rutledge is all the Red Sox were willing to pull the trigger on this trade deadline season. Is that a bad thing? Um yes.
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Will The Sox Simply 'Stand Pat' At Deadline?

'Stand Pat' GillickOther than the Shane Victorino trade, will the Red Sox emulate former Blue Jays GM 'Stand Pat' Gillick and do nothing more before tomorrow's trade deadline? Cole Hamels and Johnny Cueto are off the table, and the Reds are apparently demanding way too much for the likes of Mike Leake. So, don't be surprised if the Boston brass start outlining the case for doing...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Lucchino Looks At Trade Deadline As ‘Opportunity’ For Red Sox (Video)

The Boston Red Sox are already active ahead of the July 31 MLB non-waiver trade deadline. The Red Sox traded outfielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Angels for infielder Josh Rutledge on Monday, and they are looking at “all kinds of stuff” on the trade market, according to general manager Ben Cherington. “We look at July 31 every year as an opportunity for us to take...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What The Red Sox Should Do At The Deadline

General Manager Ben Cherington has already begun to trade away pieces and, in short, that is what he should continue doing. With Shane Victorino traded to the Angels for Josh Rutledge, the Red Sox still have a handful of trade-able pieces that they should get rid of. With two ugly losses to the White Sox wrapped around a ceremony highlighting one of the greatest players and time...
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, Jul 29

With the All-Star break officially in the rear view, the trade deadline rapidly approaching, and a few major moves already under our belt, it’s time to adjust those spreadsheets for the season’s stretch run. The season’s biggest move to date, which will likely remain the biggest move, factors in big time on Wednesday as we get the chance to select a superstar player in his...
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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim add outfield depth and left-handed bats for stretch

On Monday evening (July 27), the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim interim GM Bill Stoneman acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for middle infielder Josh Rutledge. The Angels have needed an offensive upgrade since Matt Joyce, picked up in an offseason trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, has been nowhere near his .250-ish BA (currently at .178 in 86 games...
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Shane Victorino Reaches Base On Bunt Single, Scores Run In Angels Debut (Video)

Shane Victorino’s presence in Los Angeles already is paying dividends. The former Boston Red Sox outfielder, traded Monday to the Los Angeles Angels — played his first game for the Angels in a divisional matchup against the Houston Astros. Victorino started in left field and batted eighth for the Angels. He led off the top of the second inning — with the Angels already leading...
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Angels Acquire Victorino, Murphy, & DeJesus

On Tuesday afternoon, the Angels acquired, in separate deals, David Murphy from the Cleveland Indians and David DeJesus from the Tampa Bay Rays. This comes on the heels of a deal that brought fellow outfielder Shane Victorino from the Boston Red Sox. All trades cost nothing more than minor league prospects.Monday evening saw OF Shane Victorino come over from Boston in a deal that...
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Angels acquire David Murphy, David DeJesus in trades

The Angels are looking to beef up their outfield, and they have done so by acquiring three big leaguers in the days leading up to the trade deadline. On Monday they acquired Shane Victorino in a trade with the Boston Red Sox. On Tuesday, they acquired David DeJesus from the Rays, and David Murphy from...Read More
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Los Angeles Angels Acquire Conor Gillaspie and Shane Victorino

Just like the New York Mets, the Los Angels Angels made a pair of moves the past few days that have flown underneath the radar. First, they acquired Conor Gillaspie from the White Sox for cash considerations and then they traded infielder Josh Rutledge to the Boston Red Sox for Shane Victorino. The pair of moves barely register on the fantasy Richter Scale, but they could prove to...
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It’s hard to feel good about the Shane Victorino trade

Al Bello/Getty ImagesBill Foley (@Foles74)Contributing Writer Quick, somebody tell General Manager Ben Cherington this isn’t how a fire sale is supposed to work. The Red Sox sent Shane Victorino and, get this, $3.8 million to the Angels for a utility infielder who has been, at best, mediocre in the Pacific Coast League. No more “Flyin’ Hawaiian” in right field. No more...
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Don't Forget Shane Victorino's Big 2013 RBIs

Victorino Breaks Down At Farewell Press ConferenceBack in 2004, Red Sox fans heaped tons of praise—deservedly so—on Derek Lowe for winning each of the three clinching post-season games on the road to glory. As we say 'goodbye' to Shane Victorino, we should be mindful of a similar feat The Flyin' Hawaiian performed in 2013. Victorino knocked in the winning run in each of the three...
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Shane Victorino gives teary goodbye to Boston after being traded (Video)

Scrappy outfielder Shane Victorino punched his ticket to Boston immortality with his conquests during the 2013 MLB Postseason. Victorino was a crucial contributor that year, helping the Red Sox capture the World Series in an unforgettable run just months after the Boston Marathon bombing. A go-ahead grand slam in the ALCS against the Tigers that...Read More
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Shane Victorino gets emotional discussing his trade from Red Sox to Angels

Shane "The Flyin' Hawaiian" Victorino is on the move from Boston to Anaheim in a trade executed Monday that sends infielder Josh Rutledge to the Red Sox. In an emotional news conference (video above), the 34-year-old outfielder got choked up as he reflected on his two-and-a-half seasons in Boston and discussed what it's like to get uprooted in July, something he experienced before...
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Thoughts on A-Rod turning 40, Teix's hissy fit, the Tulo-Reyes trade, and Shane Victorino, the Cryin' Hawaiian

I was excited to see Alex Rodriguez homer on his 40th birthday last night (his sixth on his B-Day, which sets an MLB record), but I went to bed early. So I missed the Mark Teixeira shenanigans. After he was thrown out at home plate by Leonys Martin, who robbed him of a homer earlier in the game, Teix threw the mother of all hissy fits, tossing around a trash can in the dugout. Turns...
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Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino edition

Shane Victorino In case you missed it, the Boston Red Sox are no longer in contention. Through 100 games, their record stands at 44-56. They’re 13 games behind the first-place New York Yankees. They’re unlikely to get to .500 this season. Even climbing out of the cellar of the AL East seems like an impossible feat. As the trade deadline approaches, the Red Sox have obvious areas...
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Halo Headlines: Victorino trade reactions, Weaver to make rehab start on Thursday

The July 28th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Victorino trade reactions, Weaver to make rehab start on Thursday and much more… The Story: Bill Stoneman talks about the Shane Victorino trade.The Monkey Says: The most important things that Stoneman says here are that the team is still looking for more help and will consider a more full-time candidate in...
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Shane Victorino’s Love For Boston Shone Through In Tearful Goodbye

BOSTON — For the first six minutes of his goodbye news conference late Monday night, Shane Victorino kept it together. He joked with reporters. He talked about the good times — the unforgettable World Series run in 2013 — and the not-so-good — his various injuries that have cost him the bulk of the last season-and-a-half. He acknowledged that while he did not want to leave...
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Shane Victorino Retiring ‘Three Little Birds’ Out Of ‘Respect For Red Sox Nation’

BOSTON — Shane Victorino’s signature anthem “Three Little Birds” will not be coming with him to California. Victorino said during his tearful goodbye news conference Monday following his trade to the Los Angeles Angels that he will adopt a new walk-up song when he joins his new team. “You think about a song as an athlete, to have a city sing it and be that song, it’s...
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Sox Trade Victorino To Halos For IF Rutledge

Just before Monday night's game, the Red Sox traded away a vital piece of their 2013 World Series Championship team—Shane Victorino. Boston sent The 'Flyin' Hawaiian' to the Angels—along with $3.8 million—in exchange for infielder Josh Rutledge. The 26-year old Rutledge is known for both his offensive and defensive prowess in the infield—an area where injuries have recently...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Episode 5,972, In Which I Get Oddly Sentimental Over Shane Victorino Leaving the Red Sox

Baseball is a temporary thing. It only sticks around for the warm months, and the players come and go like a revolving door. Gabe Kapler becomes Matt Clement becomes Mark Kotsay becomes Erik Bedard and numbers get shuffled and faces change and before you realize it, we’re all just rooting for laundry as Jerry Seinfeld would say. But watching Shane Victorino break down during...
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Shane Victorino Thanks Red Sox For Taking A Chance In Tearful Goodbye (Video)

The Boston Red Sox traded outfielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, and the 34-year-old took the news pretty hard. Victorino, a World Series hero for Boston in its 2013 championship run, took time to speak with the media before leaving Fenway Park and was sure to thank ownership, his coaches and teammates for everything along the way. Specifically, Victorino...
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Los Angeles Angels trade rumors: welcoming Shane Victorino

At approximately 3 PM PST today, the Los Angeles Angels acquired outfielder Shane Victorino and cash considerations from the Boston Red Sox for infielder Josh Rutledge. “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” is a two-time World Series champion, four-time gold glove winner and two-time All-Star. The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Shane back in 1999 in the 6th round, and he’s currently in his...
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John Farrell: Without Shane Victorino, Red Sox Don’t Win 2013 World Series

BOSTON — The Red Sox parted ways Monday with another pillar of their 2013 World Series championship team, trading outfielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Angels. Manager John Farrell spent a large portion of his postgame news conference that night discussing just how important Victorino was to that title-winning squad. “Unfortunately, the trade signifies a player that helped...
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Ben Cherington: Red Sox Looking At ‘All Kinds Of Stuff’ On Trade Market

This embed is invalid" /> Could the Shane Victorino trade be the first of many? While Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington insisted Monday night the club wasn’t close to completing any other deals, he also didn’t rule out the possibility of moving additional pieces before Friday’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. “We’ve been...
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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