Los Angeles Dodgers Trade for Shane Victorino
LA has given up pitchers Josh Lindblom and Ethan Martin in return for a two-month rental of Victorino. Shane is batting only .261 with 9 homeruns and 40 RBI, however, he also has stolen 24 bases. He will give them a legitimate threat at the top of the order, even when Dee Gordon returns from the DL.
Victorino has playoff experience, a World Series ring and will only provide a stabilizing presence in the dugout for a team looking t overtake their division. Their rival, San Francisco Giants have traded for utility infielder, Marco Scutaro and have been linked to Phillies OF Hunter Pence, but have thus far not made the move.
The Dodgers lineup now looks very solid with Victorino at the top and Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Hanley Ramirez backing him up.
And they just might not be done dealing...more to come.