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 his...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Resolved, unanimously: Vernon Wells is the New York Yankees' starting left fielder

Republican or Democrat, Vegan or Carnivore, Peanut Butter or Jelly - whatever your inclination - tonight, let us unite as obnoxious Yankee fans in one mighty chorus: Altogether, everybody:"VERNON WELLS IS OUR LEFT-FIELDER, AND HE IS BATTING THIRD."Note: This will not change when a certain Man of Grandeur emerges from the fracking ponds of Pennsylvania.  This will not change when...

Did Vernon Wells just have his Giambi grandslam moment as a Yankee?

The ancient storytellers say that on May 17, 2002, the tragic hero named Jason became a Yankee Argonaunt for eternity. It happened in the 14th inning of what appeared to be a soul-stealing defeat to the fearsome Twins. A pitcher called Sterling Hitchcock had surrendered three runs, and the Yankee ship was taking water.  Shane led off with a single. Alphonso hit a pop fly. Jeet singled...

John's home run call: "The Bronx is Vernon... Wells Rings the Bells"

For the record, "Hunk-a-hunk-a Vernon love" would have been better. 
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Fans vote Vernon Wells signing as worst 2013 omen, even above Youkilis and lack of youth

The people have spoken, and the trade for Vernon Wells is now considered the top Yankee bad omen for 2013. (NOTE: The poll was taken before the signing of Lyle Overbay.) You chose Vernon Wells over "No Youth" by a tight margin, with "Youkilis," "Jeter limping," "Robbie sitting on generous offer," and "tomorrow's injury" coming close.Sadly, hardly anyone considered Arod staying in...
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Remain in on Wells

The Phillies have maintained interest in acquiring a right-handed, power-hitting outfield bat and Jon Heyman says that Vernon Wells is among their top targets. Heyman notes Cody Ross also remains on the Phillies’ radar. Analysis: Wells has been an absolute trainwreck for the Angles since they acquired him at the start of the 2011 season. His lines of .218/.248/.412 and .230/.279...
Via Phillies Nation
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

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