Victorino has said he’s looking for a five year deal, but that doesn’t seem likely. It sounds like there are a few teams willing to sign him to a three year deal though. The Yankees have been reluctant to offer multi-year deals to free agents, but it’s possible that they could see Victorino as a slightly cheaper option that helps them to stay under the $189 million payroll in 2014.
Victorino is coming off the worst season of his career, but he will only be 32 next season so last year may have been a bit of an anomaly.
The Yankees could potentially see him as an alternative option to Ichiro Suzuki because like Ichiro Suzuki he is a good base runner and fielder, but he’s a slightly better hitter. He has hit .275/.341/.430 in his career and .264/.334/.432 over the past three years. If they can get Ichiro on a one-year deal it seems hard to believe they would be willing to go three years with Victorino though.