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Dodgers “in serious talks” with Phillies for Shane Victorino

Jul 31, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

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UPDATE: Done deal. Victorino to Los Angeles.


According to Jon Heyman of the Dodgers and Phillies are “in serious talks” for center fielder Shane Victorino.

Last week reports surfaced that the Reds turned down the Phillies’ offer of Victorino for reliever Logan Ondrusek and since then there’s been other speculation about Philadelphia shopping Victorino for bullpen help.

With the Dodgers acquiring Brandon League from the Mariners last night it makes sense that they’d now be more able to swap a reliever for Victorino and–this is pure guess-work by me–someone like right-hander Josh Lindblom could make sense. Or at least could be who the Phillies ask for in a deal.

UPDATE: Jayson Stark of says it would be Lindblom and a second, unnamed player heading to the Phillies for Victorino and a deal is “close.”

  1. proudlycanadian - Jul 31, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Hollywood seems to be a fine destination for a baseball player named “Shane”. Loved the movie.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 31, 2012 at 10:59 AM

      Shane was one of the greatest movies of all time. It starred Alan Ladd as Shane. Shane Victorino is not one of the greatest baseball players of all time, but both he an Brandon League are two of the greatest baseball players to come from Hawaii. Shane Victorino belongs in Hollywood along with his buddy Brandon League.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 31, 2012 at 12:13 PM

        Done deal. Gone Hollywood.

  2. whodeytn - Jul 31, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Everybody is in serious talks with everybody, apparently

    • Utley's Hair - Jul 31, 2012 at 10:34 AM

      All of the amusing talk is apparently done.

  3. pop562 - Jul 31, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Yeah, the trade deadline is today. If there’s no serious talk going on then they’re just wasting time. The Dodgers snuck the Brandon league trade by us I guess this one gives us a heads up.

  4. Utley's Hair - Jul 31, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    If the Hawaiian does end up there, it’ll be awfully tiring for the fans, what with them booing him each and every at bat.

  5. deathmonkey41 - Jul 31, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    I believe the hang up is that Victorino is waiting on confirmation on whether or not Southern Californian’s refer to it as “Sauce” or “Gravy”.

  6. townballblog - Jul 31, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Victorino is a switch hitter and a bit of gap hitter, playing at big Dodger stadium would be a nice thing for him. Also, he would be closer to home so you have to think that would be a little bit of a plus.

    That said, he won’t play CF but rather LF… I hear Kemp is pretty good. Oh man, imagine the first 5 in that lineup:

    1. Gordon, SS
    2. Victorino, LF
    3. Kemp, CF
    4. Ethier, RF
    5. Hanley, 3B


  7. 12strikes - Jul 31, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    One of the outfielders (on the phillies) is going. Local reporter is saying that Dom Brown has been scratched from the AAA team.

    • mdpickles - Jul 31, 2012 at 11:52 AM

      Dom Brown was scratched because he is on his way to the Phils.

      • mdpickles - Jul 31, 2012 at 11:53 AM

        Sorry 12strikes, misread your post the first time. But yeah, looks like Shane or/and Hunter is “Outttaa heeeerrrre”

  8. CJ - Jul 31, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Done deal. Ethan Martin is the 2nd guy going to Philly

  9. Utley's Hair - Jul 31, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Thanks for everything, Shane. You were always a class act, and you’ll always have a special place in the hearts of Phightins Phans. Good luck. You’ll be missed—especially in the field, where you’ve been replaced with Dom Brown.

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