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Over the Monster Jul 31, 2015

The Red Sox trade deadline

The Red Sox have veterans to move and long-term assets to acquire before Friday's deadline. The Red Sox might yet find a trade partner for Shane Victorino, with Jon Heyman saying there's interest in the veteran outfielder, citing Baltimore as a possible landing spot. At this point, the Red Sox will take what they can get when it comes to a player like Victorino. For a brief period in time back in May, he actually did look like his old self and then some, hitting .450/.522/.650 in eight games after coming off the disabled list. That left him one of the most productive players in a Red Sox...
Over the Monster Jul 29, 2015

Shane Victorino the latest reminder of the fall of the 2013 Red Sox

Shane Victorino's departure from Boston reinforced how distant the 2013 season feels. Even at the time, the 2013 Red Sox felt like an all-too-perfect dream. Their swashbuckling run to the World Series made them one of the most likable Boston sports teams in recent memory. For a little while, the championship celebrations felt like they'd never end. The club's trade of Shane Victorino on Monday served as a reminder of just how fleeting that 2013 campaign feels now. A central figure in one of the most dramatic moments that postseason, Victorino is, like most of his teammates during that...
Halos Heaven Jul 28, 2015

You'll Never Believe These 641 Words About Shane Victorino!

These six words do not count. First experiment with clickbait: success. Actually, I can do 639 words better. If I had only two words to summarize the trade for Shane Victorino, they would be these: "Shane" and "Victorino." That, in essence, is all there is to it. Substitute those words for another pair—say, "Conor" and "Gillaspie"—and you're talking about a minor deal. After suffering a routine injury at an already weak position, a first-place team makes an unremarkable trade for an unremarkable player, who should do better than a fresh cadaver, or so one would hope. Experience suggests...
Fenway Nation Jul 28, 2015

Don't Forget Shane Victorino's Big 2013 RBIs

Victorino Breaks Down At Farewell Press ConferenceBack in 2004, Red Sox fans heaped tons of praise—deservedly so—on Derek Lowe for winning each of the three clinching post-season games on the road to glory. As we say 'goodbye' to Shane Victorino, we should be mindful of a similar feat The Flyin' Hawaiian performed in 2013. Victorino knocked in the winning run in each of the three clinching post-season series games in that magical year. That's pretty special. And something we should never forget. And don't underestimate the positive power of his optimistic walk-up song Bob Marley's 'Gonna...
Over the Monster Jul 28, 2015

Emotional Shane Victorino says goodbye to Red Sox fans, leaves 'Three Little Birds' behind

Red Sox fans have been expecting Shane Victorino to say goodbye for weeks now. But that made his departure no less emotional. Shane Victorino's departure from the Red Sox was not sudden or unexpected. It came long after his last game as a productive member of the team, with more than 200 games of mediocrity and injury in-between. That made it no less emotional when the fan favorite of 2013 said goodbye. At his final #RedSox press conference, @ShaneVictorino got emotional while reflecting on his time with the #RedSox. pic.twitter.com/KgwVZcKy5Q — Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) July 28,...
The Republican Jul 28, 2015
Boston Red Sox trade: Emotional Shane Victorino on connection to Boston, 'Three Little Birds,' and 2013 World Series

Boston Red Sox trade: Emotional Shane Victorino on connection to Boston, 'Three Little Birds,' and 2013 World Series

BOSTON - About halfway through his press conference after Monday night's game, Shane Victorino broke down in tears. The passion and pride he'd shown on the field and in the clubhouse over the last three seasons in Boston poured out...
Fenway Nation Jul 28, 2015
Sox Trade Victorino To Halos For IF Rutledge

Sox Trade Victorino To Halos For IF Rutledge

Just before Monday night's game, the Red Sox traded away a vital piece of their 2013 World Series Championship team—Shane Victorino. Boston sent The 'Flyin' Hawaiian' to the Angels—along with $3.8 million—in exchange for infielder Josh Rutledge. The 26-year old Rutledge is known for both his offensive and defensive prowess in the infield—an area where injuries have recently hurt the Red Sox. Victorino broke down a cried at the press conference announcing his departure and said the following, "It's very emotional, for more reasons than one. I set out, and as I said from day one, I...
Full Count | WEEI Jul 28, 2015

Red Sox teammates will miss Shane Victorino: ‘It will be tough seeing him go, selfishly’

Shane Victorino had a vital presence in the Red Sox clubhouse all for three seasons he spent with Boston, even during the last two he saw minimal playing time in due to nagging injuries — that was the well-respected type of leader he was. Although his Red Sox teammates know being traded is part of […]
Full Count | WEEI Jul 28, 2015

Shane Victorino breaks down, thanks Boston for giving him chance to win World Series: ‘Let’s not forget the good things’

Boston will always be a part of Shane Victorino. The veteran outfielder traded from the Red Sox to the Angels Monday afternoon for minor league infielder Josh Rutledge broke down several times in his final appearance in Boston after the Red Sox‘ 10-8 loss to the White Sox Monday night at Fenway Park. “People doubted […]
Full Count | WEEI Jul 28, 2015

John Farrell: Shane Victorino felt special bond with Boston, gave ‘heart and soul’ on field

For Shane Victorino, the right fielder was traded to the first-place Angels on Monday from the last-place Red Sox in exchange for Triple-A infielder Josh Rutledge. Normally that would be looked at as all positives, but not for Victorino, who even with the struggles of the 2015 Red Sox was “disappointed” to be traded away. […]
Boston Herald Jul 28, 2015
Teary Victorino bids farewell

Teary Victorino bids farewell

Shane Victorino has no choice but to catch a flight out of Boston today, but that won’t stop him from leaving something special behind.It’s an anthem that helped heal a city.The Red Sox traded Victorino yesterday, a deal that made perfect sense. Five days shy of the non-waiver deadline and stuck in last place, they sent their veteran right fielder to the Los Angeles Angels for utility infielder Josh Rutledge. They also agreed to pay $3.8 million of the $4.9 million remaining on Victorino’s three-year, $39 million contract.
Houston Chronicle Jul 27, 2015

Scouting report: Astros host L.A. Angels

Three things to watch in the series: 1. C.J. Wilson is 0-2 with an 8.10 ERA in two starts against the Astros this season. In his last five starts, he is 3-1 with a 2.56 ERA. 2. The Angels acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Red Sox on Monday. Bothered by injuries, he has hit […]
The Republican Jul 27, 2015
Shane Victorino trade: Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington: 'We wouldn't have won the World Series without him'

Shane Victorino trade: Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington: 'We wouldn't have won the World Series without him'

BOSTON - When Shane Victorino signed with Boston entering the 2013 season, it seemed like a curious deal for the aging outfielder. Victorino, then 32, had inked a three-year, $39 million deal. By the time the Red Sox won the...
Full Count | WEEI Jul 27, 2015

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington on outfielder Shane Victorino after trade to Angels: ‘We wouldn’t have won the World Series without him’

Trading Shane Victorino wasn’t easy for Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington. But it was the right move. With the Red Sox out of contention and Victorino’s contract expiring at the end of the year, the Red Sox wanted to get something for the Flyin’ Hawaiian before he departed in free agency, so they shipped […]
Over the Monster Jul 27, 2015

Red Sox trade Shane Victorino to Angels for Josh Rutledge

Shane Victorino's time in Boston is done, as the Red Sox pulled the trigger on a trade sending the veteran outfielder to the Angels. The Red Sox have traded Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for infielder Josh Rutledge. The Red Sox will also be sending $3.8 million of the $4.9 million still owed to Victorino along in the deal. Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports had the news first. It's about what you'd expect from such a deal. Josh Rutledge isn't much to look at. While he's got a seemingly respectable .269/.323/.405 batting line in parts of three major league seasons, he produced...

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