Wells is a name player, but he's 34 and has had two subpar seasons. He hit .230 last year in his half season. I question whether he would be an upgrade over whoever we put out there.
We can't tell that he's done a horrible job with the outfield until we see what Cowgill and Brown can give us. He missed on some deals, but you don't want someone giving away the farm just to keep the fans happy. He could have signed Hairston, but was waiting out Upton. I don't think people care that much anyway. In the end, I think the outfield will not be as bad as people expect, and would not have been helped much by any secondary trades/signings. "Proven" doesn't always come out ahead of "unproven", particularly when the "proven" are no longer stars.
you had some valid points to some degree though i was curious as to who you wanted him to sign as every fa out there, people have basically declared not worth it on this board
but then you mentioned wells....suddenly, anything you said, i could not take seriously, and all i could do was laugh
you want to bring in a guy that would almost undoubtedly be the worst starting of on our team...who also happens to be making 42 mil over the next two seasons
yes sandy, you are so stupid for not going out and asking the angels if they will please unload the single most overpaid player in baseball
pick out which is the guy that he is mad sandy isnt going out to get (while picking up a portion of the 42 mil owed to that player)
Player 1 : 121 games, 401 abs .239/.329/.389 15 hrs 15 2b 57 rbi
Player 2: 79 games 243 abs .230/.279/.403 11 hr 9 2b 29 rbi
Player 3 : 91 games 282 abs .252/.315/.376 7 hr 12 2b 1 3b 28 rbi
hmm......ill give you a hint...the other two guys will likely be starting at LF and CF this year
"I'm sure they can make some kind of offer for Vernon Wells"
Sandy did make an offer for him, but they said they already have enough bags of balls.
Sandy then sweetened the offer to include that thing players use to dig the mud out of their spikes, but no soap.
i doubt they do it
everyone out here in la loves trumbo... he's really overrated by the fans
if they did trade him, theyd want prospects back in addition to us taking on the wells contract