Phillies deal Victorino, Pence

    Phillies beloved out-fielder Shane Victorino is headed to Los Angeles, and right-fielder Hunter Pence has been traded to San Francisco.

    The loss of the two players puts a period at the end of an extended period of mourning for Phillies fans: The 2012 baseball season.

    Victorino will go to the Dodgers in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Josh Lindblom and Double-A right-handed relief pitcher Ethan Martin. 

    The Giants are dealing their No. 2-ranked prospect, catcher Tommy Joseph, and outfielder Nate Schierholtz in return for Pence.

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    WHYY’s Elizabeth Fiedler is working on a reaction story for NewsWorks Tonight. She talked to annonymous blogger, of Zoo with Roy, and asked him why people feel sad when rich athletes are traded.

    “I mean I’m not – this isn’t my position – but folks could just as easily say: ‘A dog’s not a person, why were you sad when a bus ran over your dog? It’s not your child.’ And you’d want to punch them in the face or the neck. I don’t think that’s the approach we want to take.

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