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Boston Herald Mar 27, 2015

Shane Victorino’s antenna up

FORT MYERS — It happens all the time. An athlete makes a controversial statement, then faces the fallout by claiming to have been misquoted. Heck, even Shane Victorino’s pal, Cole Hamels, used that trick upon arriving at Phillies camp last month.But this is not that.

Shane Victorino responds to radio comments on Mookie Betts

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino on Thursday lashed out at two Boston sports radio talk-show hosts for accusing him of lobbying the team to trade outfielder Mookie Betts. “The reason I paid attention so much to this is that this was a situation that got taken out of proportion and made it like I was trying to call my teammates out or I’m trying to get a guy shipped out,” Victorino said of comments made by hosts Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti on their radio show on 98.
Did Shane Victorino Throw Mookie Betts Under a Bus Headed to Philly?

Did Shane Victorino Throw Mookie Betts Under a Bus Headed to Philly?

In an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News this week, Victorino went to bat for prized lefthander Cole Hamels. But did he throw teammate Mookie Betts under the bus with his comments?
Fenway Nation Mar 25, 2015

Are Victorino Comments Worthy Of Firestorm?

()Ladies and gentleman, we finally have our first Spring Training controversy. Talk radio is going bananas today over comments made yesterday by Shane Victorino to a Philadelphia newspaper. Basically, Victorino said he would love to have Cole Hamels in Carmine Hose—essentially no matter what the price. That last part is the rub—construed by some as throwing outfield competitor Mookie Betts under the bus. Said Victorino, "And I understand the future is important, but for an organization—and anybody, any organization, not just here —I'm going to give up, maybe not everybody, but I'm...
Over the Monster Mar 27, 2015

Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Garin Cecchini

Today's links look at an angry Shane Victorino, a healthy(?) Christian Vazquez, and a clutch Rusney Castillo. David Ortiz wrote about his legacy, among other things, for Derek Jeter's Player Tribune yesterday. It's a fantastic read. (David Ortiz, The Players Tribune) Shane Victorino was fired up yesterday, too, as he responded to those who claimed he threw Mookie Betts under the bus with comments earlier this week. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald) Dustin Pedroia has certainly dealt with some injuries in recent years, but is that the only reason for his power outage? (Sahadev Sharma; Baseball...
The Republican Mar 26, 2015

Red Sox trade rumors: No, Shane Victorino doesn't want Mookie Betts traded for Cole Hamels

Shane Victorino was happy with comments that he wants Mookie Betts traded for Cole Hamels.

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