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Reds turned down trade with Phillies for Shane Victorino

Jul 25, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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Various reports have the Phillies shopping impending free agent Shane Victorino and according to Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer the Reds turned down a deal for the 31-year-old center fielder in exchange for reliever Logan Ondrusek.

Ondrusek is a 26-year-old right-hander whose 2.70 ERA this season and 3.27 career mark are both great-looking, but his 105/67 K/BB ratio in 157 innings is considerably less impressive. This year he has 25 strikeouts compared to 19 walks in 37 innings, so the 2.70 ERA comes via plenty of smoke and mirrors.

All of which means that, if Daugherty’s report is accurate, the Phillies aren’t asking a whole lot for Victorino and the Reds aren’t exactly desperate to bring him in as a leadoff/center field replacement for Drew Stubbs.

  1. ame123 - Jul 25, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    If this is true, teh reds iz stupid.

    • chew1985 - Jul 25, 2012 at 4:38 PM

      Victorino is a 2 month rental having a lousy contract season. He lacks focus and overall mental stability. Hopefully some delusional team that thinks they have a shot at the playoffs will take him off the Phillies’ hands. That way they can get on with the 1-2 year rebuild that is painfully necessary due to age and a couple underachievers currently collecting paychecks, such as Shane Victorino. See first sentence.

  2. forthand26 - Jul 25, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Maybe I’m a Phillies homer, but we need more than that for the Flyin’ Hawaiian. I’m thinking something like Trumbo and Trout for Victorino and Wigginton.

    • ame123 - Jul 25, 2012 at 4:33 PM

      Pahleaze, if the Angels want to have a shot I think we might need Weaver too

    • kevbarnett - Jul 25, 2012 at 4:39 PM

      I’m a Phil’s homer too but the only way we would get Trout is if we offered a package of Hamels(before he signed), Pence, and Victorino. Trout might be the best player in the game right now.

      As for Victorino its clear that the Phillies know that they won’t resign him so they are trying to get a middle reliever who can help this struggling bullpen….did you see what Bastardo just did today!?

      • Francisco (FC) - Jul 25, 2012 at 6:06 PM

        Bastardo should have done what Kendrick did and later Schwimmer did… Intentionally Walk Ryan Braun.

    • Eberwizzle - Jul 25, 2012 at 4:40 PM

      It’s pretty bad forthand26……usually Philadelphia fans comments are funny

    • wlschneider09 - Jul 25, 2012 at 4:43 PM

      Congratulations, you just wore out the batteries in the newly created HBT sarcasm meter.

  3. ame123 - Jul 25, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Victorino should not be traded for peanuts, he has value as they can offer him a qualifying offer in the off-season to recoup a draft pick.

    • Jeremy Fox - Jul 25, 2012 at 4:46 PM

      If they make a qualifying offer he might well sign it.

  4. powder29 - Jul 25, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    This report can’t be accurate. Even under the new rules, the Phillies will receive two compensation picks for Victorino if they make a qualify offer (which they will) and Victorino declines the offer (which he will). The 2 picks are much more valuable than Ondrusek. Amaro is dumb, but not that dumb.

    • ame123 - Jul 25, 2012 at 4:47 PM

      1 pick

  5. deepstblu - Jul 25, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Ah, but RAJ has other things of value on the roster. Just a few minutes ago on the Yankees game John Sterling suggested that Ty Wigginton might be able to help the Yankees out at third base while A-Rod is injured.

    No, really, I couldn’t make that up.

    • ramblingphilliesfan - Jul 25, 2012 at 7:42 PM

      What I heard is that the Yankees wanted Ty Wigginton and Ruben refused to deal him because he was too valuable.

      And no, unfortunately I am not making that up either.

    • hisgirlgotburrelled - Jul 26, 2012 at 10:42 AM

      Did Sterling miss Ty Wigginton field 3B today?

  6. metalhead65 - Jul 25, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    why would the reds trade a young pitcher for another .230 hitting outfielder and one making what 8 million a year? no thanks the strikeout machine they have in stubbs is enough.

    • cincyorangenblack - Jul 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM

      stubbs just won back to back games, and is finally playing like he knows his job isn’t safe. I’d rather have Stubbies upside then Victorino’s rental contract….

      • metalhead65 - Jul 26, 2012 at 1:19 PM

        it’s about time! now let’s see if he can keep it up against other pitching besies the astros and cordero. remeber he had a good series against the dbacks to then went 0-14. I do not want the reds to give up the farm for a rental player. and if they have to give up top prospects it had better be for someone better than what they have so dusty can’t screw around and platoon!I am so sick of seeing the guys he does play going 3-5 then sitting the next day!

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