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Victorino could get more than expected with the market established.
Shane Victorino has his suitors as well this offseason.
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, at least seven teams are believed to be interested in Victorino. The teams include the Reds, Indians, Yankees, Rangers, Giants, Rays and Red Sox. The Nationals and Phillies could also be in on Victorino, depending on which of the two gets Bourn.
What Upton's signing does is give Victorino an opportunity at more dollars.
A few teams are going to be on the outside looking in when it comes to a center fielder after Bourn is gone. The only decent options left on the market would be Victorino and Angel Pagan.
Victorino is only going to benefit because teams are going to want to make sure they don't miss out on a center fielder; especially considering next year's free-agent class of center fielders is very thin.
Look for Victorino to average last year's salary ($9.5 million) with his new deal. It may be more than what he deserves, but one team will overbid to ensure they get him.