There are reports that the Reds are among the suitors for Shane Victorino.
You’ll remember the reports that the Reds nixed a Logan Ondrusek-for-Victorino trade just before the 2012 trade deadline. And yes, if those reports were true and the Reds really did turn down that trade opportunity, it’s precisely as insane as it sounds.
Victorino is going to be 32 next year, and he had a pretty poor 2012. That said, his numbers were way off his career norms, and I have a feeling Victorino isn’t quite finished yet. His fielding remains good, and he gets on base.
Plus, his 3.3 WAR (in an off-year) dwarfed the 1.3 WAR posted by Drew Stubbs last year. I think Victorino can help this team.