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Red Sox signed Shane Victorino

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 04, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joe Girardi just met with the media, and I’ll have highlights in a bit. But honestly, I wouldn’t expect much. This time of year, managers don’t have a lot to say, and Girardi certainly didn’t drop much news.

The Yankees don’t have an in-house third baseman. Their top four rotation spots are pretty much set. Their in-house catchers are good on defense. Pretty standard stuff, really.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox have made their second significant move of these Winter Meetings, agreeing to a three-year deal with Shane Victorino. He didn’t come cheap. Victorino will make $39 million.

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33 Responses to “Red Sox signed Shane Victorino”

  1. Patrick December 4th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    That’s a bad contract, Victorino can be good but $39 million? Glad the Yankees stayed away from that one, not that they have $39 million to spend on anyone.

  2. Laura - I Bleed Blue December 4th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    BOS overpaid.

  3. Against All Odds December 4th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Against All Odds December 4th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Patrick December 4th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Basically at this point the Yankees have to hope that Williams, Austin, Sanchez, etc work out and become above average starters or better in the major leagues. Otherwise we could be in for a rough few years starting in 2014

    ———————-

    Add to that if they let Cano walk

  4. CB December 4th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    “Basically at this point the Yankees have to hope that Williams, Austin, Sanchez, etc work out and become above average starters or better in the major leagues.”

    Think it’s on the worse side. They are going to have to hope that they get at least one all star from that bunch, one close to all star and an above average everyday player. Something like that. Maybe even 2 all stars tbh.

    They are basically going to need to get remarkably lucky to salvage this situation.

  5. kd December 4th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    cb,

    of those three, who do you think has the most potential? have you seen them play much?

  6. blake December 4th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I like the other moves Boston has made….don’t like this one….Victorino is a step away from being a 4th Ofer

  7. blake December 4th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    @gbakermariners: Source: Mariners have contacted Raul Ibanez’s agent about the veteran returning to Seattle for a third go-around.

    You can’t have our Rauldemort….. Cashman has awoken now

  8. LGY December 4th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Strange move. Why not go for Swisher?

  9. CB December 4th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    On his way out, Theo was blamed for all of the awful Boston signings. I guess the ghost of Theo drew up that contract for Victorino.

    That’s just an awful signing.

  10. Patrick December 4th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    They are basically going to need to get remarkably lucky to salvage this situation.

    Yeah :(

    Or get really lucky with a good trade. Like you mentioned earlier, acquiring Upton could be a huge help.

    Otherwise, we are looking at probably 2018 time frame for when the Yankees can be great again. In other words, when Tex and A-rod are off the books.

    Of course this goes out the window is something changes with ownership and they decide to ignore the luxury tax. Unlikely…

  11. Patrick December 4th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    of those three, who do you think has the most potential? have you seen them play much?

    I know you asked CB, just wanted to throw in there that Heathcott is probably the guy with the most upside and I forgot to mention him. The Yankees have some good position prospects but none are close to the majors so it’s very unlikely they get the kind of production that we are predicting they need.

  12. LGY December 4th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Please erase this pic from my memory

    http://twitter.com/LindsayClub.....72/photo/1

  13. Jerkface December 4th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    So skeevy

  14. CountryClub December 4th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    A lot of people are bashing Cashman. I’m curious, who has signed these past 2 days that you think the yanks should have gone after?

  15. blake December 4th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    @Buster_ESPN: The Arizona Diamondbacks have constructed a four-team deal that’s currently dormant. Would net them Asdrubal Cabrera, if it’s revitalized.

  16. Jerkface December 4th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    A lot of people are bashing Cashman. I’m curious, who has signed these past 2 days that you think the yanks should have gone after?

    Darvish, Cespedes, Soler, Holliday would have been nice

  17. LGY December 4th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I think the Cashman bashing is more of a cumulative frustration from the past couple seasons and his lack of proactive moves to better prepare the team heading into 2014.

  18. dan l December 4th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Depends on where the Sox bat Victorino will decide whether this is good or a bad signing. If he leads off with Ellsbury batting third I like it.

  19. MoRings42 December 4th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    none of these moves matter.. Red Sox have no pitching.

  20. CB December 4th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    kd,

    Just by intuition – I’d say Williams but I haven’t seen enough of them to really make too much of a meaningful distinction. Form what I have seen I do like all three of them mechanically at the plate (again small sample). I do worry about Heathcott getting injured.

    I would say if I had to pick 1 of the 3 who I hope will work out – it’s Sanchez. The opportunity to find a plus hitting catcher is just so rare. Look at the free agent market now. Now CF is nearly as difficult but I do think that catcher is an opportunity to generate even more positional advantage.

  21. Against All Odds December 4th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    LGY December 4th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I think the Cashman bashing is more of a cumulative frustration from the past couple seasons and his lack of proactive moves to better prepare the team heading into 2014.

    ———————-

    *ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding*

  22. Jerkface December 4th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    @FeinsandNYDN

    Source says the Yankees have been considering trading Curtis Granderson since early-November, as they’re unlikely to re-sign him next year.

    Keep trying to get on my good side, Cashman :twisted:

  23. blake December 4th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    @FeinsandNYDN: Source says the Yankees have been considering trading Curtis Granderson since early-November, as they’re unlikely to re-sign him next year.

  24. CountryClub December 4th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    I’m surprised at what the Red Sox are doing. They rid themselves of all that money and now they feel like they have to spend some of it. They would have been better off giving Hamilton 25 mil for 4 yrs instead of Napoli/Victorino.

  25. Against All Odds December 4th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Whether Grandy is traded or walks I’m going to miss having him on the team.

  26. blake December 4th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I liked what I saw from Heathcott in the AFL a lot.

  27. LGY December 4th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Never easy to make a move like this it would have been real nice if the Yankees traded Grandy last year.

    Just once I’d like to see Cashman sell high on a player.

  28. dan l December 4th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Do the Yankees have a team for 14? NO!

  29. kd December 4th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    an all-star catcher for 10 years is just what the doctor ordered

    there’s potential in the farm, i guess that’s all you can hope for

  30. CountryClub December 4th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Cashman has been handcuffed the past couple years. If you can’t hand out multi yr deals, and he’s clearly under orders not to, your not going to get high end players in the FA market.

  31. Jerkface December 4th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Cashman has been handcuffed the past couple years. If you can’t hand out multi yr deals, and he’s clearly under orders not to, your not going to get high end players in the FA market.

    Then he should have been more persuasive in how potential long term deals help them with the 189 limit.

  32. blake December 4th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: Keppinger said looking for close $12M plus for 3 yrs. Had nice year in tampa. Nyy likes. #fibula

    Guess he’s out then

  33. blake December 4th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    @LostNYY: #Yankees in on A.J. P (cant spell his name) and talked to Ichiro (delay?). solid word is a multi-player trade is brewing #mysteryteam

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