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FW poised to land Victorino? Hanson gone, it’s unlikely the Braves will deal Teheran or Delgado. So they appear set to import another free agent to fill the void in LF — ideally, a player who can lead off — instead of pursing a trade.

Enter Shane Victorino. The switch hitter, who turned 32 today, is a plus defender, accomplished base stealer (39 SB in 2012, a career best) and he doesn’t strike out a lot, averaging 75 K’s a year. Then there’s his .333 BA and .883 OPS in 60 games at The Ted.

FW could probably sign him for three years and $24-to-$27 million. There are some drawbacks to signing Victorino, notably his .320 career OBP when batting first, but I doubt the Braves can do much better at this point.

3 thoughts on “FW poised to land Victorino? Leave a comment

  1. If so, I hope they do it soon. I’m going to need the whole winter to take back all of the foul things I’ve called him over the years.

  2. I realize that he’d be useful, but I really can’t stand that twerp. Maybe I’ll change my mind if and when he’s wearing the Tomahawk.

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