< My memory must be failing me. I don't remember very many people who liked the trade. >
I remember quite a few people that tried to justify the Wells trade, but no one that actually thought it was a good idea.
>I remember quite a few people that tried to justify the Wells trade, but no one that actually thought it was a good idea.<
Exactly how I remember it. I know I was trying to look for any possible bright spots. I, as well as anyone else knew he would never be worth the money he is getting paid. I really don't remember anyone gushing about the trade.
Nor do I. I don't see how Arte let it got though to be honest.
I don't know for sure but Arte must have OK'ed it because of big dollar commitment. Not a popular trade to say the least.
But he's here and I'm rooting for him to have a great comeback season and help us get to the World Series.
YEs, Arte has to accept some of the blame for that trade.
I have to assume that Reagins was the driving force behind the trade since if he had opposed the trade he would probably still be the GM.
I think Arte realized that Reagins was over his head in negotiating with other GM's and that is why he is no longer in the position.
As far as Wells, I've rooted for him since he became an Angel and will continue to root for him to do well and contribute to the Angels success.
Sources: #Angels interested in Burnett, but they are on his no-trade list and he wants to stay east. #Pirates heavy favorite. #Yankees #MLB