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Victorino deal looks good for the Phillies

Victorino deal looks good for the Phillies

The Phillies dealt center fielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers in July. The deal was supposed to help the Dodgers into the post-season and the Phillies to stock-pile some young prospects. It didn't work so well for the Dodgers, but the Phillies have reason to be happy.

Shane Victorino was a popular player in Philadelphia, but his popularity - like his stats - were waning when the Phillies decided to go in the proverbial different direction. Looking around, the best offer came from the Los Angeles Dodgers, who were willing to give the Phillies reliever Josh Lindblom, minor league starter Ethan Martin and a player to be named later for Victorino. Done deal! The...

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