In his latest piece today, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports mentions the Phillies could use Shane Victorino as a trading chip for pitching:
“The Phillies would need to find a long-term solution at the position if they moved Victorino. Still, considering the lack of alternatives, trading Victorino might be the team’s best option. So Taguchi could play center along with Werth, and Geoff Jenkins would remain in right.”
An outfield of Burrell/Werth/Jenkins is not prefered, but what could the Phils do for pitching? Clearly this year is a go-for-it season, and Victorino is really the only nice carrot the Phils can dangle. Could they package Vic with Carlos Carrasco for a Joe Blanton?