• The Phillies continue to talk to a bunch of teams about Shane Victorino, although their recent hot streak has left them more up in the air than ever about whether to trade a core player such as Victorino, whom they can’t easily replace. Their asking price has been a young, but proven, setup reliever, plus a young outfielder or third baseman. But to get Victorino moved, said an official of one club, they’re going to have to cut that price in half. Other teams expect them to narrow their focus eventually just to young relievers. Among the names we hear they’ve asked about: Pittsburgh’s Brad Lincoln, Tampa Bay’s Wade Davis, Cleveland’s Vinny Rottino and Cincinnati’s Logan Ondrusek.
From the other day:
Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) July 24, 2012