Found March 24, 2013 on
Desperate times calls for desperate measures, and make no mistakes about it, this is a move of desperation by the New York Yankees.
Earlier, we reported that Yankees shortstop and captain Derek Jeter, will almost certainly miss the beginning of the season because he has yet to fully recover from a broken ankle he suffered in the postseason late last year.
The Bronx Bombers are also going to start the season without the services of key players such as Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson, and Mark Teixeira, so something had to be done to plug the holes and retrieve some of the home runs missing from their lineup .
Well, according to a report via Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Yankees are in talks with the Angels to acquire outfielder Vernon Wells.
The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels are closing in on a trade that would send outfielder Vernon Wells and a large amount of cash to the Bronx, sources told Yahoo! Sports on Sunday.
Wells has a no-trade clause and could reject any deal.
Two years and $42 million remain on the seven-year, $126 million deal Wells signed with Toronto. The Blue Jays dealt Wells to Los Angeles for Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera in January 2011.
Wells, who has four home runs in 36 at-bats this spring, lost his everyday role last season. In the two years since joining the Angels, he is hitting .222 with a .666 OPS.
I’m not going to beat around the bush, Vernon Wells has been downright awful in recent years, but the Yankees will be hoping that he rediscovers the form that saw him win Gold Gloves and make All-Star appearances while in Toronto. If the Angels do eat a large portion of Wells’ albatross of a contract, then obviously it lowers the risk that the Bombers will be taking.
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A battered and bruised New York Yankees squad is reportedly calling for the cavalry.
The team is in the midst of working out a deal that will put veteran Los Angeles Angels outfielder Vernon Wells in pinstripes.
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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 definitely excited about joining the New York Yankees.
Within two hours of Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi reporting the veteran outfielder , currently with the Los Angeles Angels, in on the verge of a deal to land in the Bronx as a new member of the Yankees, Wells tweeted:
Thankful and Blessed!
-- Vernon Wells (@VernonWells10) March 24, 2013 Though...
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.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Vernon Wells might become the latest addition to the New York Yankees' injury-depleted lineup.
As the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 in 10 innings Sunday behind a pair of Kevin Youkilis home runs, New York was negotiating with the Los Angeles Angels to acquire the outfielder.
A person familiar with the negotiations, speaking on condition of anonymity...
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...
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...
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