Plain and simple, the New York Yankees would not be boosting a 28-17 record.
Vernon Wells in 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Nor would the Bronx Bombers be sitting pretty atop in the AL East.
And you can bet they wouldn’t have the third best record in the Majors without one thing?
The outstanding play of Vernon Wells.
This by no means takes away from the overall chemistry this makeshift group has as a team, but you cannot deny that Wells is a mainstay.
Nor does this have anything to do with the recent Yankees loss.
And yes, I am referring to yesterday evening’s 10th inning, walk-off, 3-2 beating the Bombers got courtesy of the Orioles down in Charm City.
This only has to do with Wells getting snubbed from a well-earned 2013 AL All-Star nomination.
The outlandishness of his absence is even crazier when you see Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira‘s names when neither has played an inning this season. And no offense but Curtis Granderson was just activated a week ago and has not shown anythin...