Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Yankees are in trade talks with the Angels regarding Vernon Wells and a deal "could be done today."
Passan adds that "lots of money would go back to New York" in the deal, which, of course, is a given with Wells having $42 million left on his contract. Wells has a full no-trade clause and has embraced a backup role with the Angels, but perhaps he'd be willing to waive it for what would be an uptick in playing time. The 34-year-old would figure to play pretty regularly in left field until Curtis Granderson returns. Wells has batted just .222/.258/.409 over the last two seasons.
just gotta find out how much money the Yanks are eating. If it is more than $6 million I'll never hate on the Yankees again
this is just too kind of them. With Jeter likely to start the year on the DL, what's their current lineup looking like right now?
1 CF Brett Gardner*
2 RF Ichiro Suzuki*
3 2B Robinson Cano*
4 3B Kevin Youkilis
5 DH Travis Hafner*
6 1B Juan Rivera
7 LF Vernon Wells vs LHP, Brennan Boesch vs RHP?
8 SS Eduardo Nuņez
9 C Chris Stewart
I wouldn't be sir prized if he passed McCoy on the depth chart. I think he might have a better arm and accurate arm then him from the highlights I thought. He also got some wheels too help us prepare for QB's as Wilson , RG3 and other runners etc.
The Twins need to bite the bullet and trade Mauer/Morneau/Willingham. The public will be pissed for a year or two, but the Twins are in a multi-year rebuild anyway, so by the time they are good again those three will be too old to matter anyway.