Know how many people said trade Cole Hamels with a wink-wink deal to bring him back during free agency? Seems that Ruben Amaro Jr. may have done that with Shane Victorino whom he shipped to the Dodgers last month at the trade deadline.
Either that, or it;s wishful thinking by Shane’s wife, Melissa, who appeared at a luncheon in Atlantic City on Friday. From today’s Daily News column by Dan Gross:
“Shane will be a free agent after the season, and you never know what Ruben [Amaro Jr.] has up his sleeve. We might be back here.”
Quite frankly, Shane may make the most sense when free agency commences this winter. His attitude and demeanor suggests he was raised in Philly, not Hawaii. He just fits here. And, he’ll likely cost a lot less than Michael Bourn.
Regardless of where Shane does end up, he is committed to his adopted home of Philly. Melissa says their Foundation will continue to be involved in Philly.