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Rosenthal: Victorino Could Be a Fit For Pirates; Bucs Very High On Quentin

Rosenthal: Victorino Could Be a Fit For Pirates; Bucs Very High On Quentin

In Ken Rosenthal's latest Full Count, he has two updates on the Pittsburgh Pirates as we approach the trade deadline. The first update (starting at the 2:06 mark) says Shane Victorino would be a fit for the Pirates, and that they have interest in him. Rosenthal mentions the Dodgers, Reds, Yankees, and the Indians as other possible fits.

To get an idea of what Victorino would cost on the open market, here is a look at his trade value.
Shane Victorino Trade Value

FA Value
Surplus Value


Victorino has had a down year, with a 1.4 WAR. His season WAR in 2009 and 2010 was 3.7 each. His 2011 WAR was 5.9. I went a little on the optimistic side, giving him the value of his 3.7 WAR level, which gives him the val...

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