Anyone else think the Reds might be inquiring about this centerfielder. Righthand hitter and the type the Reds can put in the middle of the lineup. Word out of Toronto is the Blue Jays might be sold and they might look to trim payroll, especially with A.J. Burnett signing with the Yankees.
So would a packaged deal of Bailey, Dickerson and maybe another prospect for Wells work for both sides? Wells can opt out of his contract in 2010. He has five years remaining on his original deal signed in December of 2006. Of course he would have to waive his no-trade clause and the Blue Jays are responsible for the 25.5 million signing bonus. But it might not be a bad deal for the Reds even if he opts out after the 2010 season.
Wells agreed back in 2006 to a seven-year, $126 million contract extension with the Toronto Blue Jays. Wells' pact, the sixth-largest in baseball history, would give him a $25.5 million signing bonus, no-trade clause and guarantee him the right to opt out of his contract after four years. In addition, he could earn bonuses of $250,000 for MVP, $200,000 for World Series MVP, $150,000 for league championship series MVP and $100,000 for receiving the most votes in his league in All-Star game balloting.