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Shane Victorino is drawing interest from eight teams

Nov 14, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

And now witness the marketability of a fully armed and operational center fielder:


He may be coming off his worst year in the bigs, but he plays a key defensive position and, presumably, does not figure to make crazy Michael Bourn money.

  1. deathmonkey41 - Nov 14, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    He’ll go somewhere that has a large I-Talian population, so that he discuss whether it’s Sauce or Gravy with his fellow Pisans.

    • MotorCitySteel - Nov 14, 2012 at 2:19 PM

      Would rather of signed him then Hunter. At least he can still steal some.

    • mdpickles - Nov 14, 2012 at 2:22 PM

      I think Shane would have better input on Poi and which island in Hawaii is best to visit.

    • skeleteeth - Nov 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

      As a lover of pasta e fagioli…I am greatly offended.

    • cur68 - Nov 14, 2012 at 3:54 PM

      D-monk41: I read to the bottom of this comment list and I must conclude that you are trolling people who don’t know that this is your usual schtick: make some outrageous “Victorino is Italian” comment. Argue with them but never explain that you do this all the time, and stir up some low life like “barrywhereetc” to start ranting at you.
      I must ask: what’s in it for you? Do you live on the tears of morons?

      • deathmonkey41 - Nov 14, 2012 at 5:07 PM

        It was actually an inside joke at work, but I have to admit- I love the way people react to it. I’m not sure why it generates such animosity, but it’s damn funny that it does.

      • cur68 - Nov 14, 2012 at 5:17 PM

        Poking dimwits is not an admirable quality BUT being a dimwit isn’t admirable either. Far be it for me to tell you not to poke dimwits. I’ve done the same many a time. What I’m always surprised by is the level of vehemence some people employ when they see someone’s wrong about something. It is as though they can’t wait to correct others and call them names over it. While it doesn’t speak well for you or I to be poking the differently smart, its not like you went out of your way to name call back. On the whole I find the “Victorino is Italian” schtick to be pretty funny. I find the “shout at and ridicule others if they appear to be wrong” pretty appalling. Enjoy your sport with the dullard: nothing in his behaviour moves me to sympathy for him.

      • skeleteeth - Nov 14, 2012 at 7:23 PM

        For the record, deathmonkey is doing it wrong. It’s “the little I-talian”. Polanco is part of it as well but I can’t remember why. Probably because his giant head has eclipsed my memory somehow.

    • 49erod - Nov 14, 2012 at 5:39 PM

      Victorino will sign with the 2012 world series champs. The Filipinos are begging the Giants organization to bring him to the bay area where he has the most fans.

  2. barrywhererufrom - Nov 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Deathmonkey you jackass victorino is not Italian. Come to my Italian neighborhood on new York and talk that crap you won’t come back out..

    • deathmonkey41 - Nov 14, 2012 at 2:51 PM

      You have an Italian neighborhood on New York? Is it balancing there precariously?

      • barrywhererufrom - Nov 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM

        Deathmonkey many Italian neighborhoods left in New York. We don’t take too kindly to morons like yourself who try and mock our ethnicity. Just remember we are no greater friend but no worse enemy then an Italian..fughetaboutit!!

      • deathmonkey41 - Nov 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

        Yeah, I know- considering I’m Italian.

      • deathmonkey41 - Nov 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM

        Maybe I should have went with deathmonkeyino41 instead to make that clearer.

  3. jb0621 - Nov 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Victorino is know as the “Flying Hawaiian”…so yeah not Italian lol

    • deathmonkey41 - Nov 14, 2012 at 3:08 PM

      I thought he was the WayToGo Dago?

  4. craigisaloser - Nov 14, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Oh deathmonkey…haha…what a tool.

    And once againg Craig, magnificent cut and paste work!

  5. barrywhererufrom - Nov 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Deathmonkey you probably think Jorge Posada is italian too..get a clue you xenaphob

    • deathmonkey41 - Nov 15, 2012 at 12:28 AM

      He’s not???

  6. barrywhererufrom - Nov 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Deathmonkey you are a typical liberal would never be so brave to any Italian and spew that shit..would love to have that chance and show you

    • 49erod - Nov 14, 2012 at 5:45 PM

      You must be a typical conservative moron who can’t take a joke.

  7. hisgirlgotburrelled - Nov 14, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Not really surprising there’s that much interest. I don’t see him making unrealistic demands and he brings great value in the field. I really do wonder if the Phillies are one of those 8.

    As far as hitting, I thought he should just stop batting left handed. As a righty this year he hit .323/.388/.518 with an OPS of .906 in 186 PA’s. As a lefty he hit .229/.296/.333 with an OPS of .629 in 472 PA’s. His career splits are not as drastic, but there is still a big difference. He learned to hit lefty in the minors and his swing does not look natural. Can’t help but think he’d be more productive at the plate staying as a righty.

  8. mailman2504 - Nov 14, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    After all that, how many of you know he’s actually Hawaiian? Retards

  9. Bruce Knutson - Nov 14, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    He is on the downside of a solid career. I hope he stays out of the Giants radar

  10. mottershead1972 - Nov 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    I thought he was related to Vinny Babarino… At least that’s what I think when I hear his name… You know all I Talian names sound the same, like the Chinese.

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