Vernon Wells would have accepted trade to New York


Via Jon Heyman, the Yankees were one of three teams Vernon Wells would have waived his no-trade cause to join. The Rangers and, obviously, the Angels were the other two. Wells grew up in Arlington, so it’s no surprise why he would have gone there, and I can only assume he would have come to New York for the chance to win pretty much every season. Either that or he really enjoys the “You’re name’s Vern-non clap clap clapclapclap” chant from the creatures.

Anyway, the Yankees had no need for a guy like Wells, who I’m not sure is an upgrade over any of their three starting outfielders. Oh, and that contract. Yikes.

Categories : Asides, Hot Stove League


  1. o says:

    would have taken him 2 seasons ago if Halladay would have been part of the dump.

  2. Yank the Frank says:

    If Hallady would have signed on with the Yankees for the same money that the Phils gave him contingent on Wells being part of the deal, Wells contract wouldn’t have looked so bad.

  3. UncleArgyle says:

    In related News, I also would accept a trade to the New York Yankees.

  4. Chris says:

    I’m still dumbfounded by the idea of the Angels trading for Wells and not getting much money in the deal.

  5. Brian in NH says:


  6. ultimate913 says:

    Definitely agree with the posters above me that said they’d have been willing to take him on, along with Halladay before.

    But hey, we didn’t get Halladay or Wells(thank god), so it’s back to the drawing board.

  7. A.D. says:

    Yankees had no need for a guy like Wells

    Given the contract that should be true for every team

    • Big Apple says:

      the backloaded contracts like Well’s are becoming more popular..Justin Upton, Longoria..after a few years they are pretty expensive

  8. Jorge says:

    We laid such a verbal hurtin’ onto Vernon last season from the bleachers. The guy must have some thick skin. ;)

    (I kid.)

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