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.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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