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12-04-2012, 04:39 PM
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Victorino to Red Sox

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Victorino and #RedSox: Three years, $39M.

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not a good contract. victorino can't hit lefties to save his life.

that looks like a disaster.

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This seems like only a decent idea if they trade Ellsbury for a lot and stick Victorino in CF.

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Victorino is very overrated. I've thought this for the longest time. Looks like a bad contract but we shall see how it plays out.

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13 million per year for a below-average defender on the wrong side of thirty who posted a 91 OPS+ last season? Yikes. Boston's not exactly having the best off-season to date.

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victorino can't hit lefties to save his life.
Righties. And given that most pitchers are righties, that's a really bad trait.

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Boston spending money on FA's but still won't get them out of the cellar

I think they've gone so far downhill they would really need a Herculean effort just to contend again

Their time is done

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13 million per year for a below-average defender on the wrong side of thirty who posted a 91 OPS+ last season? Yikes. Boston's not exactly having the best off-season to date.
On the plus side, I have it on good authority that Victorino does not eat fried chicken.

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Terrible deal IMO

Sox will be looking to dump him by year 2

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12-04-2012, 04:58 PM
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Ouch.

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On the plus side, I have it on good authority that Victorino does not eat fried chicken.
But there are alternatives. Are there any L&L in Boston?

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12-04-2012, 05:08 PM
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Boston seems to be putting that money saved up from last year to good use....

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Can't blame this or the Napoli contract on Epstein

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LOL I love big market teams. Dump your bad contracts and then go out a couple of months later and sign different players to bad contracts.

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Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal
Sources: #Indians’ offer to Victorino was 4 yrs, $44 million. Evidence of their flexibility. Victorino got $2M per yr more from #RedSox.

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Good thing for the Indians that he tuned that down.

Does Victorino think he'll get more than 6 mil per after this contract expires?

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Swisher is gonna get 20m per.

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12-04-2012, 07:35 PM
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Victorino is terrible. Have fun watching his weak, infield pop ups two or three times a game.

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Genius contract. Jesus, I can run a baseball team if this is all it takes.

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Keith Law said Victorino is a 4th OF and a platoon player. Terrible deal for the Sox.

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keith law said victorino is a 4th of and a platoon player. Terrible deal for the sox.
lol.

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At a minimum, you know the Sox scouted Victorino during the pre-blockbuster of 2012 period.

My question is: what the hell did they see in him?

.629 OPS and 29 XBH in almost 425 at bats against RHP.

Just an odd move.

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And the Red Sox need to sign a Hamilton to catch up to the Jays

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So...trade A-Gon and Crawford so they could sign Napoli and Victorino?


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Red Sox are reminding me of O's when they were throwing away money bringing in Tejada and others

Didn't improve there team just made headlines

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