I believe that we are soon to see the real Vernon Wells.
I believe we will see a ballplayer re-energized and recommitted.
We'll view his return with fire.
Why? Why should a veteran player do any of this?
In a word Michael Trout.
VW's never truly needed to fight for a roster spot but he does now.
I sincerely hope we do not trade him before seeing the revitalized Wells.
He deserves it and we deserve it.
This is the second thread in which you've tried to convince us that Wells is going to play better baseball than he has since he's been with the Angels.
Either you're on the Wells payroll or you're Mrs. Wells.
And since when does how well someone hits in SLC have anything to do with how well he hits with the Angels?
.218 .248 .412 .660 in 2011.
.244 .282 .422 .704 in a small sample size for 2012.
His 25 homers in 2011 were nice.
And that's the extent of it so far with the Angels. Worth that contract? Not hardly.
Be prepared to see VW open some eyes including his own.
This fellow can be a stud if he is motivated sufficiently and I believe we'll view this side of him from here onward.
And I hope we do not see his newer exploits on ESPN and MLBTV for some other club?
btw We should all end the VW hate immediately if not sooner.
Word to the wise.
Even more reason we don't need him here. G T F O!!!!!
What are you 12?
Ma'am why blame VW for Tony Reagins stupidity?
Reagins may have been the worst GM in MLB history?
Oh that's right, there's always the Astros.
Actually he was starting to do better right at the time he got hurt.
But unfortunately for him, like Wally Pipp found out, don't get hurt when there is a superstar ready to steal your job.
Vernon is only going to get to play a few times a week as a DH against LH pitching, so it will be hard to get much value out of him. But it makes no sense to dump him and eat most of his contract. He seems like a good clubhouse guy who won't gripe like Abreu did and he can help the bench depth.
Many good points.
Funny the Wally Pipp comparison occurred to me too.
Wish Vernon could play 2B. We need more power and RBIs from that position.
< Be prepared to see VW open some eyes including his own. >
I'll be more surprised if he doesn't nod off while sitting on the bench.
"Vernon is only going to get to play a few times a week as a DH against LH pitching, so it will be hard to get much value out of him. But it makes no sense to dump him and eat most of his contract."
It does when you consider that hitting against LH pitching was what Bourjos was doing. Since Dipoto is going out of his way to make Bourjos seem welcomed, and part of the future, what does that say about Wells future with the Angels.
The Angels could move Morales and let Hunter go, leaving Trout/Bourjos/Trumbo/Wells to take the 3 OF and 1 DH spots everyday. That's the only way I see satisfying it. We shall see.
I've read this before.
If you want him to succeed, but him in situations where he can succeed. Against LH pitchers.