Victor Rojas and Vernon Wells got into a Twitter beef

While the rest of the world was busy watching the insanity that is the Royals-Athletics Wild Card game, Angels announcer Victor Rojas and former Angels albatross Vernon Wells got into a Twitter beef. It all started with a throwaway comment about Jayson Nix: Kind of explains Nix’ 2014 transactions… — Victor Rojas (@VictorRojas29) October 1, 2014 And then Vernon Wells apparently...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Vernon Wells is available?

Who likes playing with free money?  Well, I sure do!   Thanks to the Evil Empire, Vernon Wells, is now available!  It’s not everyday you can sign a $21 million dollar player for one season and have him completely paid in full ($18.6 million by the Angels and 2.4 million by the Yankees).  He’s 35 years old and coming off a three-season slump, but the guy still has some pop...
Via Padres Public
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Vernon Wells Designated for Assignment By Yankees – What’s Next?

On Friday, the New York Yankees designated outfielder Vernon Wells for assignment, furthering Wells’ slide from one of the league’s most feared offensively-minded outfielders to a journeyman who can’t stay on a team for more than a year. Wells, 35, appeared in 130 games for the Yankees in 2013, slashing .233/.282/.349 with 11 home runs spread across 458 plate appearances. In...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

All's well that ends Wells

I came to like Vernon Wells. All last season, he never whined. He never Sheffielded – which is to say, he never not hit and then complained, because he wasn’t getting a chance to not hit some more. He took his miserable over-swings, and when they didn’t work, he walked back to the dugout and took his medicine. It hurts to see a great player in the dregs of his career, and nobody...
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees, LHP Matt Thornton complete deal; OF Vernon Wells cut

Left-hander Matt Thornton completed his $7 million, two-year contract with the New York Yankees, who cut outfielder Vernon Wells. Thornton gets $3.5 million in each of the next two seasons under the deal, which was agreed to Dec. 17 and announced Friday. His contract raises the Yankees' luxury tax payroll for next season to $175.7 million for 13 signed players. Including a pending...
Via Associated Press
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Vernon Wells Thanks Yankees on Twitter After Reportedly Being Designated for Assignment

Vernon Wells already has turned the page. Wells was designated for assignment by the New York Yankees on Friday, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. The 35-year-old outfielder subsequently hopped on Twitter to thank the Yankees for giving him an opportunity to play for such a storied franchise. The Yankees acquired Wells from the Los Angeles Angels last offseason in a move that offered...
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Now that Robbie's gone, brace yourself for the other homegrown Yankee hitter, Brett Gardner, to follow

Yesterday, Vernon Wells went on the radio to say he'd love, love, love to return to the Yankees in 2014. One problem, though. Last year, Vernon sucked.  These days, reports from Japan say Ichiro Suzuki is also looking forward to donning pinstripes in 2014. That .297 on-base-percentage really gets your hopes up, eh? Why is bile directed at these aging stars clogging up a post about...
January 03, 2014  |  1 Comment

Brian Roberts, the new Vernon Wells?

According to the Internet, which is always right, the Retrieval Empire is about to sign 36-year-old former Orioles lug nut Brian Roberts to play 2B. The top Yankee web tribunalists are awaiting the details before rendering judgement, an element of wisdom usually lacking on this site. Frankly, it doesn't matter if we have Roberts for one year or three, here's what will get this season...
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

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