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    Yankees Designate Vernon Wells For Assignment

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/0...ssignment.html

    The Yankees have designated Vernon Wells for assignment, according to ESPN's Buster Olney (on Twitter). Wells himself tweeted out a thank you to the organization: "Thank you Yankees for the opportunity to be a part of such a storied franchise."

    The Yankees need room on their 40-man roster because although they've agreed to deals with Brian Roberts and Matt Thornton, neither has been officially announced at this time (as noted earlier today by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports). An Alex Rodriguez suspension could clear a spot for the second player.

    Wells, 35, was acquired by the Yankees last offseason in exchange for Exicardo Cayones and Kramer Sneed, with New York picking up $13.9MM of the remaining $42MM on Wells' contract. They looked to have caught lightning in a bottle early in the season, as Wells mashed his way to a .301/.357/.538 batting line with 10 homers through his first 38 games, replacing some of the production lost when Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira went down with injuries. Wells posted a .495 OPS with just one homer from May 16 through season's end, however, finishing with a batting line of .233/.282/.349 in 458 plate appearances.

    Wells is owed $21MM this season, $18.6MM of which comes from the Angels, with the Yankees on the hook for just $2.4MM.
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    The most lucrative contracts in baseball history, by total value:
    1. Alex Rodriguez, $275,000,000 (2008-17)
    2. Alex Rodriguez, $252,000,000 (2001-10)
    3. Albert Pujols, $240,000,000 (2012-21)
    . . . Robinson Cano, $240,000,000 (2014-23)
    5. Joey Votto, $225,000,000 (2014-23)
    6. Prince Fielder, $214,000,000 (2012-20)
    7. Derek Jeter, $189,000,000 (2001-10)
    8. Joe Mauer, $184,000,000 (2011-18)
    9. Mark Teixeira, $180,000,000 (2009-16)
    . . . Justin Verlander, $180,000,000 (2013-19)
    11. Felix Hernandez, $175,000,000 (2013-19)
    12. Buster Posey, $167,000,000 (2013-21)
    13. CC Sabathia, $161,000,000 (2009-15)
    14. Manny Ramirez, $160,000,000 (2001-08)
    . . . Matt Kemp, $160,000,000 (2012-19)
    16. Troy Tulowitzki, $157,750,000 (2011-20)
    17. Adrian Gonzalez, $154,000,000 (2012-18)
    18. Jacoby Ellsbury, $153,000,000 (2014-20)
    19. Miguel Cabrera, $152,300,000 (2008-15)
    20. Zack Greinke, $147,000,000 (2013-18)
    21. Cole Hamels, $144,000,000 (2013-18)
    22. Carl Crawford, $142,000,000 (2011-17)
    23. Todd Helton, $141,500,000 (2003-11)
    24. David Wright, $138,000,000 (2013-20)
    25. Johan Santana, $137,500,000 (2008-13)
    26. Alfonso Soriano, $136,000,000 (2007-14)
    27. Shin-Shoo Choo, $130,000,000 (2014-20)
    28. Matt Cain, $127,500,000 (2012-17)
    29. Barry Zito, $126,000,000 (2007-13)
    . . . Vernon Wells, $126,000,000 (2008-14)
    . . . Jayson Werth, $126,000,000 (2011-17)
    32. Ryan Howard, $125,000,000 (2012-16)
    . . . Josh Hamilton, $125,000,000 (2013-17)
    34. CC Sabathia, $122,000,000 (2012-16)
    35. Mike Hampton, $121,000,000 (2001-08)
    36. Jason Giambi, $120,000,000 (2002-08)
    . . . Matt Holliday, $120,000,000 (2010-16)
    . . . Cliff Lee, $120,000,000 (2011-15)
    . . . Elvis Andrus, $120,000,000 (2015-22)
    40. Carlos Beltran, $119,000,000 (2005-11)
    41. Ken Griffey Jr., $116,500,000 (2000-08)
    42. Dustin Pedroia, $110,000,000 (2014-21)
    43. Jose Reyes, $106,000,000 (2012-17)
    44. Kevin Brown, $105,000,000 (1999-2005)
    . . . Ryan Braun, $105,000,000 (2016-20)
    46. Albert Pujols, $100,000,000 (2004-10)
    . . . Carlos Lee, $100,000,000 (2007-12)
    . . . Ryan Zimmerman, $100,000,000 (2014-19)
    . . . Evan Longoria, $100,000,000 (2017-22)
    50. Adam Wainwright, $97,500,000 (2014-18)
    51. Carlos Zambrano, $91,500,000 (2008-12)
    52. Mike Piazza, $91,000,000 (1999-2005)
    53. Chipper Jones, $90,000,000 (2001-06)
    . . . Barry Bonds, $90,000,000 (2002-06)
    . . . Scott Rolen, $90,000,000 (2003-10)
    . . . Torii Hunter, $90,000,000 (2008-12)
    . . . Ichiro Suzuki, $90,000,000 (2008-12)
    . . . Hunter Pence, $90,000,000 (2014-18)
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    Re: Yankees Designate Vernon Wells For Assignment

    Do you want the Reds to pick him up as an insurance for Ludwick?

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    Re: Yankees Designate Vernon Wells For Assignment

    Not particularly

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    He has OPS'd less than .700 the last two years. I don't think he is even worth a tire kick at this point.
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    Is he basically free? I assume the Yankees are on the hook for all but the league minimum right?

    I would take him on the 25 man and when we trade Bailey, throw in Heisey or Luckwick as a requirement.
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    Does anybody hit more infield pop-ups than Vernon Wells?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Yankees Designate Vernon Wells For Assignment

    Quote Originally Posted by powersackers View Post
    Is he basically free? I assume the Yankees are on the hook for all but the league minimum right?

    I would take him on the 25 man and when we trade Bailey, throw in Heisey or Luckwick as a requirement.
    It's combined between the Angels and the Yankees. The Anglels pay most of it, about 18 million. The Yankees are on the hook for only 2-3 million.

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    Re: Yankees Designate Vernon Wells For Assignment

    Quote Originally Posted by powersackers View Post
    Is he basically free? I assume the Yankees are on the hook for all but the league minimum right?

    I would take him on the 25 man and when we trade Bailey, throw in Heisey or Luckwick as a requirement.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Yankees Designate Vernon Wells For Assignment

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
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    Re: Yankees Designate Vernon Wells For Assignment

    Vernon Wells has more forks in him than a Christmas roast

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    Re: Yankees Designate Vernon Wells For Assignment

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Vernon Wells has more forks in him than a Christmas roast
    This team could use a RH bat that could slug .450. ZIPS predicts .426. About half the magic prediction formulas predict higher than that.

    http://www.fantasypros.com/mlb/proje...rnon-wells.php
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    Re: Yankees Designate Vernon Wells For Assignment

    Quote Originally Posted by powersackers View Post
    This team could use a RH bat that could slug .450. ZIPS predicts .426. About half the magic prediction formulas predict high than that.

    http://www.fantasypros.com/mlb/proje...rnon-wells.php
    This is is slash line over his last 1300 PA's

    .226/.267/.387/.654

    I'd rather eat glass

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    Re: Yankees Designate Vernon Wells For Assignment

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    This is is slash line over his last 1300 PA's

    .226/.267/.387/.654

    I'd rather eat glass
    I'd rather gamble with someone else's money and hit a lottery ticket than eat glass.
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    Re: Yankees Designate Vernon Wells For Assignment

    I am a known members of the I don't like Chris Heisey club, and I know that I have much more faith in him, than Vernon Wells.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.


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