In a recent poll, 44% of MLBTR readers preferred Shane Victorino to Angel Pagan. Pagan is now off the board, and teams looking for a quality outfielder for less than half of what Michael Bourn will get should be interested. The latest:
- The Red Sox are comfortable going to three years on Victorino, writes WEEI's Rob Bradford.
- Victorino has multiple three-year offers on the table, and even a four-year offer, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports (Twitter link).
- Victorino is believed to be seeking a three-year deal worth about $10MM annually, says Lauber (via Twitter).
- The market for Victorino has yet to be fully defined, with the Indians one of many teams still in the running, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Victorino could decide to wait out deals for Michael Bourn and/or Angel Pagan if there are teams that view him as a fallback option, though that's just my speculation.
- While the Red Sox have discussed the possibility of signing Shane Victorino, there's another club that appears more interested in the former Phillie, according to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald. Lauber tweets that the Indians are "said to have serious interest" in Victorino. The Indians were one of seven teams said to be interested in Victorino as of last Monday, though their interest wasn't classified as any more serious than the other clubs' at that point. The Rangers, Yankees, Giants, Rays, Red Sox and Reds were the other teams mentioned as potential suitors, with Jon Heyman of CBS Sports noting that multiple clubs were willing to offer three years.