Originally Posted by kaldaniels
Just sayin', but don't underestimate the possible impact the Jays ridding themselves of a 86 MM could have on the Reds franchise over the next 3 years.
Wells' contract ends after 2014, which means there would be only one year in which the Jays would have had to deal with him and a Votto contract. Surely, if they want Votto then, and still had Wells, they could have worked something out.
If anything, this just shows that the Jays don't feel like they can compete with a big, long term, $20M+ contract on the books.