Various sources are reporting that Shane Victorino is close to signing a 3 year 38MM deal with the Red Sox. Call me crazy but thats a lot of pineapples.
In other news, Josh Hamilton is also apparently talking to the Rangers about returning on a 4 year deal, and theres a 'Mystery team" involved... OOOH!!!
If Victorino signs with Boston, that could make it easier for them to trade Jacoby Ellsbury.
Now you know why the picture is of Cliff Lee.
Phillies and Diamondbacks are discussing Justin Upton for Cliff Lee. Money coming to AZ would also be involved.— Pedro Gomez (@pedrogomezESPN) December 4, 2012
Unless they're going all in for Zack Greinke or getting Trevor Bauer back too this is a horrible idea.
UPDATE: Not so fast? Diamondbacks' beat writer Nick Piecoro:
Dbacks source tells me the Upton/Lee stuff "hasn't been discussed" and is "off base."— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) December 4, 2012
UPDATE UPDATE: Ruben Amaro, Jr. Himself kills the rumor:
Ruben Amaro with a strong denial of the Lee-Upton report. "I don't comment on rumors but that one is Absolutely and unequivocally false."— High Cheese (@HighCheese) December 4, 2012