Found June 29, 2012 on Monkey with a Halo:
So, apparently making up Vernon Wells is a thing now.  If you checked out the Halo Headlines this morning, you were treated to not one but two different stories from respected(?) national reporters who both suggested that the Angels could find a taker for Vernon Wells at the trade deadline.  This is, in a word, laughable because:
  • Vernon Wells has the worst contract in baseball.
  • Vernon Wells is currently injured and won't be back in time to play enough to "show that he's back."
  • Vernon Wells has been terrible for over a season and thus unlikely to ever "be back."
  • Vernon Wells' name is synonmous with one of the worst trades of all time that essentially got Tony Reagins fired.  Any GM trading for Wells would be taking on a radioactive asset and immediately subject himself and his ballclub to intense criticism and scorn.
  • Vernon Wells.
Those well-known facts should be enough to convince a rational person that Wells isn't going anywhere, yet we still had the speculation arise.  This I cannot abide.  So, just to make sure we are all clear on how unlikely it is that Vernon Wells will NOT be traded before this coming trade deadline, I present to you a brief and incomplete list of things that are all more likely to happen than a Wells trade: #1 - Jeff Mathis winning the Triple Crown
#33 - An Adam Sandler movie being nominated for Best Picture 
#74 - Mike Trout not winning AL Rookie of the Year
#90 - O.J. Simpson admitting that he framed Jerry Sandusky and was also the second gunman on the grassy knoll
#112 - Albert Pujols revealing his true birth certificate and turning out to be just 26 years old
#113 - Barack Obama revealing his trure birth certificate and turning out to be Albert Pujols and 24 years old and born in Skokie, Illinois
#199 - One of the other writers for this site actually formatting a Game Preview or Game Recap article the way I told them to
#241 - Lindsay Lohan being named the next Pope
#475 - Someone sincerely says, "Sure, Mr. Travolta, I would love to give you a private massage."
#883 - Mike Scioscia uses the same lineup everyday for an entire week
#1,349 - My wife actually convinces me to go see Magic Mike with her
#3,601 - Commentators on a political talk show have a calm, reasoned and constructive debate about the Presidential race
#7,272 - Mark Trumbo wins five straight Gold Gloves at third base
#15,008 - Me, Kate Upton, a mix tape of slow jams, an ice sculpture of a river otter and 90 minutes of pure passion
#29,555 - Five words: Bartolo Colon, Sexiest Man Alive [follow]

Halo Headlines: More love for Trout's stellar catch, An actual Vernon Wells trade rumor, Calhoun named Triple-A All-Star

The June 29th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles ...

The road ahead for Garrett Richards

The oft-hyped prospect Garrett Richards has finally found himself some time in the Angels rotation after spending a little over a full season trying to crack the roster. While his incredibly short time in the bigs last season was plagued with failure his recent call-up has been a much different story. While last year Richards couldn't even keep his team in the game this season...

Halo Headlines: Iannetta still having forearm problems, Angels scouting Brewers for potential trade, Trumbo talks about his change in approach

The June 28th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels...

Mike Trout Makes Another ‘Decent’ Catch

The Angels have been pretty pleased with the play of their 20-year-old rookie, Mike Trout… to put it lightly. On Wednesday night Trout again flashed his glove and robbed a would be home run. I’d say this young man will be in the big leagues for quite a while. Your browser does not support iframes. Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Pujols Watch: Albert Pujols collects four hits in win over Blue Jays

Albert Pujols has found his stride and has raised his average to .270 on the season thanks to a four hit night on Thursday. -(Photo credit: BaseballBacks) Albert Pujols is a long way removed from the horrid start to his first season as a member of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. After a disasterous start that saw Pujols hit just .217 with no home runs in the month of April...

Despite 10th save, Angels' Frieri is not overconfident

American League hitters haven't gotten to Los Angeles Angels right-hander Ernesto Frieri yet. But he knows they will. "I know tomorrow or maybe the next day I'm going to give up a run -- because I'm not perfect. I'm a human," Frieri said after converting his 10th save since being traded to the Angels on May 3. "Whenever that happens, I'll be fine...

Angels' Trout, Trumbo deserve All-Star consideration

The waiting is almost over. Most of this year's All-Star rosters will be announced Sunday -- there is still a "Final Vote" competition to select the last player on each league's roster plus the inevitable injury replacements. The two young players that have driven the Angels back into contention after a disappointing start -- Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo ...

Offense rolls as Haren continues struggles

The only thing that saved Dave Haren from a loss Thursday night in Toronto was the Angels' offense. If not for Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo, Albert Pujols and everyone else who contributed in an 9-7 win over the Blue Jays, Haren would be sitting on his eighth loss of the season. He won only because the Angels kept pounding out hits to put him in front. Every time he gave up a lead...

Trout and Trumbo homer, Angels beat Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) -- Rookie Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo each hit two-run homer, Alberto Callaspo added a solo blast and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-7 on Thursday night for their 14th victory in 18 games. Trout went 2 for 5 to raise his American League-leading average to .345 as the Angels, who have won 25 of 33 overall, improved to 14-1 in their past 15 road contests...

Derby Day with Mark Trumbo

Mark Trumbo had 17 home runs heading into the series in Baltimore and finished up with 18, adding one more amidst the offensive pillage of Camden Yards followed by one more in Toronto to bring his grand total to 19. To date, that puts him only 7 behind the Major League leader Jose Bautista (26) coming up here on the All-Star break. Some say he's a shoe-in for the Home Run Derby...

Mike Trout Has Catch of the Year, Robbing J.J. Hardy of Home Run (Video)

Mike Trout pulled a Torii Hunter on Wednesday afternoon in Baltimore, and fittingly, Torii Hunter was the first one to congratulate him for it. Trout robbed Baltimore's J.J. Hardy of a home run by leaping well over the right-center fence at Camden Yards, right in front of the Southwest Airlines sign. Talk about flight. Check out the catch of the year below. Your browser does... 2012 Softball Draft

  On July 28th at 9:00 AM PST, members, our awesome followers from our twitter/facebook pages and special guests Angels play-by-by announcer Victor Rojas, FoxSportsWest Chris McGee, AM830's Jason Brennan and a few more surprises will all embark upon the fields at Pioneer Park in Anaheim, CA to go head to head in a softball match.  There will be four teams...

Game Recap 6/28/2012 Go North, Go Long Angels 9, Blue Jays 7

Ernesto Frieri is beginning to have a knack for the dramtic. His bases-loaded ninth inning gem was more scripted than it was allowanceAngels 9, Blue Jays 7 
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.