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The March 27th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including the Wells trade becomes official, Vernon wants to 'Napoli' the Angels and much more...
The Story: The Yankees and Angels officially finalized the Vernon Wells trade with the Angels receiving prospects Kramer Sneed and Exicardo Cayones in addition to nearly $14 million in cash over two years.
The Monkey Says: I guess you could say that it took a lot of Cayones to trade for Wells. Thank you! I'll be here all week. But seriously folks, while Sneed and Cayones both have amazing names, neither are really prospects worth worrying about. The big win here for the Halos is all that sweet, sweet cash. Thanks, Yankees!
The Story: Why the Yankees might have actually been smart to pay that much cash for Wells.
The Monkey Says: I don't fully understand it even re-reading that piece, but apparently it helps out the Yanks and Angels when it comes to luxury tax implications for the Angels to pay $9 million to Wells in 2013 and $20 million in 2014.
The Story: Vernon Wells says it is a dream come true to be a Yankee and he can't wait to "Napoli" the Angels.
The Monkey Says: I want to assume he was joking there, but I don't think he was. If so, I don't really get his animosity. The fans definitely gave him a hard time, but the team itself gave him plenty of opportunities to prove himself, unlike Napoli who definitely got jerked with by management when he was on the roster.
The Story: Josh Hamilton thinks it is God's plan that has him set to face his former teams, the Reds and Rangers, in his first two series as an Angel.
The Monkey Says: Well, if that's the case, then God is an asshole for having the Angels start the season in an NL park since they can't use the DH.
The Story: The Angels outrighted Steve Geltz off the 40-man roster, but he will remain with the organization.
The Monkey Says: Kind of surprising that Geltz was booted off the roster, though he was demoted early too. He seemed like he had solid potential, but he didn't get claimed by another team either, suggesting there is more to the story. Perhaps he is injured and the team hasn't made it public or maybe there is a behavior issue here (which Geltz has a history of).
The Story: The Angels are one of the top five teams to watch in 2013.
The Monkey Says: Way to go out on a limb and pick the five best teams in baseball. How about giving the D'Backs some love? They may not be the best, but what they are doing with their overhaul has me interested in seeing what they can do on the field.
The Story: Vote for the Rally Monkey in Big League Stew's mascot madness.
The Monkey Says: These things are kind of stupid but given that the Rally Monkey is this site's namesake, I kind of have to stick up for him and I will be damned if he is going to lose the White Sox mascot that I didn't know existed.
The Story: A list of fan stereotypes by team per Google Correlate.
The Monkey Says: Yes, those results are real. I think the fine folks at Google might need to work on that algorithm a little bit. My favorite one might be the Rockies correlating to "Dumbledore is gay."
BEST OF MAXIM
We are all a fan of some team. Even the self-proclaimed objective journalists grew up rooting for someone. It’s simple human nature. I’m an Angels fan, and as such I don’t have a great deal of love for the Yankees. So it would make sense that I love the Vernon Wells trade. It removes an unproductive player from my favorite team and inserts him into the lineup...
TEMPE, Ariz. The Angels finalized their trade of Vernon Wells to the New York Yankees on Tuesday after the veteran outfielder passed a physical and the commissioners office approved the cash being exchanged in the deal.
The Angels will pay 28.1 million of the remaining 42 million on Wells contract, which runs through 2014, meaning the Yankees will pick up 13.9 million of the deal...
(Photo by David Saltzer - AngelsWin.com Senior Writer)
ANAHEIM, CA – The Angels Tuesday traded outfielder Vernon Wells to the New York Yankees in exchange for outfielder Exicardo Cayones, LHP Kramer Sneed and cash considerations. Today’s transaction was announced by General Manager Jerry Dipoto.
Cayones, 21, spent the 2012 season playing for New York’s Single-A Staten Island...
On his first day with the New York Yankees, Vernon Wells recalled a game in the International League more than a decade ago and he saw Darryl Strawberry in uniform for the opposition.
''I remember the first time I played the Triple-A Yankees, when I was 20 years old,'' he said Tuesday. ''It was the first that I actually got goosebumps playing against another...
Vernon Wells is gone but he won't be forgotten, though most of us probably want to. In the interest of fairness to a player who was universally maligned from almost the exact second he was acquired, let's take an exhaustive look at the highlights of his Angel career:
June 28th, 2011 against the Nationals - Vernon went 4-for-5 with a homer, a double, three runs scored...
I’ve already speculated that, when Brian Cashman broke his ankle skydiving March 4, that maybe he also unknowingly hit his head, because some of his moves and intentions this spring have been, well, questionable, if not downright nuts.
After the Yankees general manager acquired Angels outfielder Vernon Wells on Monday, I’m almost sure Cashman must’ve hit his head.
In the latest episode of Podcast with a Halo, we deliver the definitive eulogy for Vernon Wells' career, debate Nick Maronde's transition to relief, fret over the big league pitching staff and fear another miserable April. Other than that, this episode is a real upper!
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I can’t remember the last time a front office admitted to actually being desperate. Even if everybody knows that the front office is desperate, the front office has a vested interest in issuing denials, since no one wants to be taken advantage of. Brian Cashman and the Yankees, I’m sure, would say they haven’t been desperate lately, even despite all the Yankees’ injuries...
When it comes to sports, what every owner looks for is repeat business. And, if you want repeat business, “loyalty” is king. Through good times and bad, the stronger your fan loyalty, the better off you are.
So, with Opening Day this Sunday, Brand Keys has released their 21st annual report, the Brand Keys 2013 Sports Fan Loyalty Index. Even with a roster that’s old as dirt...
(Note: The Yankees today completed the deal for Vernon Wells by trading to the Angels Exicardo Cayones and Kramer Sneed. The Yankees originally obtained Cayones in the AJ Burnett trade.)If you find your team in trouble,A new old slugger's what you need,Send them packing, on the double: Exicardo Cayones and Kramer Sneed!Vernon Wells, he's coming for you,His bat, it's nearly...
In December - as Yankee fans watched Russell Martin, Nick Swisher and Rafael Soriano march toward the exit; as Torii Hunter, Josh Hamilton and Melky Cabrera knocked on the door, without so much as a response - Isiah Cashman uttered the famous new policy of the Steinbrother era: "Beggars can't be choosers."Theoretically, it meant the sons of the owner were instituting...
Today, we're going to begin previewing the major awards going into the 2013 season. We'll take a look at the MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year favorites in both the American and National Leagues, kicking off with the ROY today. We've also got some other goodies planned, so keep your eyes here today.
Yesterday, here's what you missed around the Corner.
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In order to make room for Vernon Wells on the 40-man roster, the Yankees have released infielder David Adams, according to WFAN’s Sweeny Murti.
Adams, 25, was originally drafted by the Tigers in 2005 but didn’t sign. In 2008, the Yankees took him in the third round. Last year, Adams hit .306 with eight homers and 48 RBIs in 86 games. Overall in his five years...
Yesterday's starting lineup vs. Houston:1. Brett Gardner2. Ichiro Suzuki3. Robinson Cano4. Kevin Youkilis5. Travis Hafner6. Vernon Wells7. Juan Rivera8. Eduardo Nunez9. Chris Stewart