All's Well that ends Wells....

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    All's Well that ends Wells....

    The Yankees have designated Vernon Wells for assignment, a source told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney, clearing space on the 40-man roster and relieving some of the outfield logjam they had created with the signings of Carlos Beltran and Jacoby Ellsbury.

    Wells, one of the more personable and articulate players in a generally dull clubhouse, got off to a good start as a Yankee, batting .300 last April with six home runs and 13 RBI, but tailed off badly after that, finishing up at .233/11/50 and an OPS of just .631. He hit just one home run after May 15.

     
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    Re: All's Well that ends Wells....

    Why can't the Sox get guys like him?

    Tongue Out

     
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    Re: All's Well that ends Wells....

    In response to moonslav59's comment:
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    Why can't the Sox get guys like him?

    Tongue Out

    [/QUOTE] because Pumpsie will lock himself inside the Green Monster and refuse to come out :-)


     
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    Re: All's Well that ends Wells....

    Not that it ever seems to bother the Yankees, but isn't he still owed a ton of money?

     
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    Not that it ever seems to bother the Yankees, but isn't he still owed a ton of money?

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    yeah. the yanks are only on the hook for ~3M though i believe

     
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    Re: All's Well that ends Wells....

    Wells makes $24.643M this year.

    LAA pays $18.6M

    TOR pays $3.643M

    NYY pays the rest (about $2.4M)

     
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    Re: All's Well that ends Wells....

     Remind me- how did Toronto manage to dump Wells on LA in the first place?

     
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    In response to Marioguy424's comment:
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     Remind me- how did Toronto manage to dump Wells on LA in the first place?

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    Seriously, that was a coup.

     
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    Re: All's Well that ends Wells....

    Not only did Toronto dump salary, they got Napoli and Juan Rivera in return!

     
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    In response to Marioguy424's comment:
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     Remind me- how did Toronto manage to dump Wells on LA in the first place?

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    Texas signed Beltre, so LAA signed Wells to keep up with them

    I'd love to hear how the negotiations went.  If Napoli and Rivera, almost 100% of the salry was the end deal, what was the opening offer by AA?

     
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    Re: All's Well that ends Wells....

    Another overly-huge player signed by the Yankees to smack hrs, to be replaced by another overly-huge player signed by the Yankees to smack hrs.

    Btw, how were the Yankees able to make their short porch even shorter in the Cathedral? Shouldn't there be rules in place for new stadiums so they don't make their field measurements anything they want?

     
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    Another overly-huge player signed by the Yankees to smack hrs, to be replaced by another overly-huge player signed by the Yankees to smack hrs.

    exactly when did the yanks sign wells

    a 1st class guy BTW

     

     

    Btw, how were the Yankees able to make their short porch even shorter in the Cathedral? Shouldn't there be rules in place for new stadiums so they don't make their field measurements anything they want?

    actually there R rules

    whenever I hear a sox fan question RF in ny

    I ask myself do they  even know what LF in fenway is like

     

     

    and I'm not even talking about how unfair it is

     

     
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    In response to Bill-806's comment:
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    Is he from Maine  ?????

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    Are you from Maine Bill?

     
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    Re: All's Well that ends Wells....

    You sign him to a Minor League contract. Get him at bats, see what happens. Not saying the Sox, but someone might take the chance.

     
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    MLB Network or FOX needs to hire this guy.  He was outstanding for doing studio coverage of the post-season a couple years ago.

     

    I am sure Wells would prefer to keep playing, but I hope he goes to the studio, where he is much better suited at this point...

     
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    Another overly-huge player signed by the Yankees to smack hrs, to be replaced by another overly-huge player signed by the Yankees to smack hrs.

    Btw, how were the Yankees able to make their short porch even shorter in the Cathedral? Shouldn't there be rules in place for new stadiums so they don't make their field measurements anything they want?

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    The Yankees never signed him.  They acquired him via trade.

     

    WElls signed his mega-deal with Toronto the same off-season the Sox signed JD Drew (and Sox fans complianed about Drew's deal, which was half the money of Wells and expired 2 year ago).

     

    After signing, Wells completely tanked as a player and Toronto moved him to the Angels, who were desperate to get rid of a guy they felt was overpaid in Mike Napoli, and had some cash left over since they were not able to sign Carl Crawford.  After being contractual deadweight with the Angels for a few eyars, they were happy to foist him off on the Yankees, and agreed to pay a signiicant chunk of his contract just to get rid of Wells.

     

     

     
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    Re: All's Well that ends Wells....

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    In response to jidgef's comment:
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    Not that it ever seems to bother the Yankees, but isn't he still owed a ton of money?

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    yeah. the yanks are only on the hook for ~3M though i believe

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    I wish I were on someone's hook for a mere $3 million or so.  Just once

        ;o)

     
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    Another overly-huge player signed by the Yankees to smack hrs, to be replaced by another overly-huge player signed by the Yankees to smack hrs.

    Btw, how were the Yankees able to make their short porch even shorter in the Cathedral? Shouldn't there be rules in place for new stadiums so they don't make their field measurements anything they want?

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    The Yankees never signed him.  They acquired him via trade.

     

    WElls signed his mega-deal with Toronto the same off-season the Sox signed JD Drew (and Sox fans complianed about Drew's deal, which was half the money of Wells and expired 2 year ago).

     

    After signing, Wells completely tanked as a player and Toronto moved him to the Angels, who were desperate to get rid of a guy they felt was overpaid in Mike Napoli, and had some cash left over since they were not able to sign Carl Crawford.  After being contractual deadweight with the Angels for a few eyars, they were happy to foist him off on the Yankees, and agreed to pay a signiicant chunk of his contract just to get rid of Wells.

     

     

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    I use "signed" in the broadest sense of the word, meaning he signed a contract to play for them.

     
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    actually there R rules

    whenever I hear a sox fan question RF in ny

    I ask myself do they  even know what LF in fenway is like

     

     

    and I'm not even talking about how unfair it is

     

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    there is a 37' high wall that "attempts" to be an equalizer.  the wall has been known to take HR's away and turn them in to singles.  Putting one out in Left-Center over the monster is a shot.

     
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    Re: All's Well that ends Wells....

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    actually there R rules

    whenever I hear a sox fan question RF in ny

    I ask myself do they  even know what LF in fenway is like

     

     

    and I'm not even talking about how unfair it is

     



    there is a 37' high wall that "attempts" to be an equalizer.  the wall has been known to take HR's away and turn them in to singles.  Putting one out in Left-Center over the monster is a shot.

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    Well there IS 4 more feet down the right field line at Yankee Staduim, than the left field line at Fenway.

    So Zac is right, they're basically the same.

    Even if one wall is 8 ft high and the other is 37 ft.

    If you squint, they look the same.

     
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    actually there R rules

    whenever I hear a sox fan question RF in ny

    I ask myself do they  even know what LF in fenway is like

     

     

    and I'm not even talking about how unfair it is

     

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    there is a 37' high wall that "attempts" to be an equalizer.  the wall has been known to take HR's away and turn them in to singles.  Putting one out in Left-Center over the monster is a shot.

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    a guy called 'no cred' and the 5 B's don't agree with my analogy

    yeah ok there's never been a guy said to have a '' fenway swing''

    and short fly balls don't turn into HR's there


    both staduims favor LH who chose to take advantage of them

    the wall has been known to take HR's away and turn them in to singles

    yeah but did it ever turn a double into a ground rule double

    that prevented a huge run from scoring in the ALCS ;-)

     

    37' high wall

    my a.ss

    we all know how unfair that is

     

     
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    never heard LF at the fens referred to as a short porch.

    which is worse?

    a ball legally bouncing into the stands for a groundrule double

    or

    a fan reaching over into the field of play preventing a catch and ruled a HR

     
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    Re: All's Well that ends Wells....

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    actually there R rules

    whenever I hear a sox fan question RF in ny

    I ask myself do they  even know what LF in fenway is like

     

     

    and I'm not even talking about how unfair it is

     

    [/QUOTE]

    there is a 37' high wall that "attempts" to be an equalizer.  the wall has been known to take HR's away and turn them in to singles.  Putting one out in Left-Center over the monster is a shot.

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    a guy called 'no cred' and the 5 B's don't agree with my analogy

    yeah ok there's never been a guy said to have a '' fenway swing''

    and short fly balls don't turn into HR's there


    both staduims favor LH who chose to take advantage of them

    the wall has been known to take HR's away and turn them in to singles

    yeah but did it ever turn a double into a ground rule double

    that prevented a huge run from scoring in the ALCS ;-)

     

    37' high wall

    my a.ss

    we all know how unfair that is

     

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    The 10 ft high wall in RF at the old YS wasn't short enough.

    Now, it's 8. lol

    You don't  need a swing of any kind to pop one over that.

    Keep the personal shots coming Zac.

    Like you always say, it says more about you than it does me. Wink

     

     
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    Re: All's Well that ends Wells....

     

    which is worse?

    a ball legally bouncing into the stands for a groundrule double

    or

    a fan reaching over into the field of play preventing a catch and ruled a HR




     

     

    tough call NC

    but this is clearly the worse

     
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