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Shane Victorino would like to stay with the Dodgers

Aug 7, 2012, 9:41 AM EDT

Shane Victorino

Shane Victorino has been in L.A. for a week, but he wants to stay:

Victorino has informed his agents that he would like to re-sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the outfielder told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Monday … “I don’t want to just be a two-month or three-month rental,” Victorino said. “I want to be here.”

That’s a pretty quick change for a guy who said he wanted to be in Philly forever right up until the time he was traded. But I guess it’s bad form to not want to be where you’re wanted and vice-versa.

Whether the Dodgers feel the same way will obviously depend on Victorino’s salary demands in the offseason. And, more importantly, whether he improves on the 2 for 17 start he’s on in his new home.  For his own sake, Victorino may find greener pastures in a town that has a need for a center fielder, and that’s not going to be Los Angeles for some time.

  1. ame123 - Aug 7, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    He may be the best available outfielder that doesn’t require draft pick compensation. I could see him going back to Philly on a team-friendly deal.

    • delawarephilliesfan - Aug 7, 2012 at 9:59 AM

      The Phillies bringing back a guy they traded?

      Irony intended……

    • Francisco (FC) - Aug 7, 2012 at 11:32 AM

      I guess it depends on the market. I can see why Victorino would make these sort of comments; he has a family that has to be uprooted if he gets traded or moves on to another team. He probably wants to avoid that if at all possible (moving twice in the same year).

  2. deathmonkey41 - Aug 7, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Victorino might make them an offer they can’t refuse. Does anyone in the Dodgers ownership also own a prized racing horse?

  3. alexo0 - Aug 7, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    He must really like the local school system.

    • xmatt0926x - Aug 7, 2012 at 2:00 PM

      No, the full article states that it’s much easier for his parents in Hawaii to fly into L.A. to see a game and his main home is in Vegas which obviously works better too. Add that to a big market team that wants to win and you can see why he feels that way.

      • xmatt0926x - Aug 7, 2012 at 2:02 PM

        Of course the funny thing about these type of stories is that he never said that the Dodgers are interested in signing him long term. Keep hitting .250 and he may have to fall in love with a different part of the country.

  4. jimsjam33 - Aug 14, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    Sign him at any cost . He’s a ” Pete Rose ” type that knows how to win and the Dodgers could certainly use the experience . Victorino means playoffs and the Dodgers have not been to the World Series since ’88 . Magic Johnson will do what’s right for L.A.

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