Originally posted on Angelswin  |  Last updated 4/30/12
By Steve Haston - AngelsWin.com Satire Writer Anaheim, CA - In a time where division rivals are highly unlikely to do trade business with each other, the Texas Rangers made a strong push to take Vernon Wells off of the Angels hands. Equally as shocking is the fact that the Angels would have in no way be responsible for the balance of his contract. It has been widely thought that, should the Angels come to a deal for Wells, his contract would largely be paid by the Angels because of Wells’ declining production. Jerry Dipoto commented “When the call came in I was really surprised. Texas doesn’t need any help in the outfield and Wells is very expensive. Then came Nolan’s (Ryan) one condition.” “I said look JD,” Ryan drawled over the phone this morning, “you can have the two Double-A bullpen arms AND we’ll cover Wells’ salary, but,” at this point he begins to chuckle, “but you have to extend Mickey Hatcher indefinitely.” Hatcher, the long time hitting coach of the Angels and the man
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