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    Vernon Wells Traded to Angels for Mike Napoli

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    Re: Vernon Wells Traded to Angels for Mike Napoli

    Well, the Angels found a way to spend some money after losing out on Crawford and Beltre.

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    Re: Vernon Wells Traded to Angels for Mike Napoli

    Wow is right.
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    Re: Vernon Wells Traded to Angels for Mike Napoli



    What a crazy, out of the blue deal.

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    Re: Vernon Wells Traded to Angels for Mike Napoli

    Apparently it's Wells and cash for Napoli and Juan Rivera. I'm guessing it's a rather large amount of cash.
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    Re: Vernon Wells Traded to Angels for Mike Napoli

    I thought this was pretty funny.

    Love how the Wells trade includes a Napoli physical, as if Jays would walk away. Doctor: "He has no legs." Jays: "Yeah, we're OK with that."

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I thought this was pretty funny.

    Love how the Wells trade includes a Napoli physical, as if Jays would walk away. Doctor: "He has no legs." Jays: "Yeah, we're OK with that."
    Right! Pretty dang funny!
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    Re: Vernon Wells Traded to Angels for Mike Napoli

    Halos Heaven showing 1202 comments.

    Now 1304.
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    Re: Vernon Wells Traded to Angels for Mike Napoli

    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.

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    Re: Vernon Wells Traded to Angels for Mike Napoli

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    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.
    Also my first thought.

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    Re: Vernon Wells Traded to Angels for Mike Napoli

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    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.
    Good point, I mentioned the Wells/Votto relationship in another thread and this only feeds more.

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    Re: Vernon Wells Traded to Angels for Mike Napoli

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    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.
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    Re: Vernon Wells Traded to Angels for Mike Napoli

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNext44 View Post
    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.
    How soon we forget negotiating windows for LTC vis a vis midseason trades.

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    Re: Vernon Wells Traded to Angels for Mike Napoli

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNext44 View Post
    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.
    Or maybe just not one with a guy who is a .800 - .850 opser.

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    Re: Vernon Wells Traded to Angels for Mike Napoli

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    Or maybe just not one with a guy who is a .800 - .850 opser.
    Precisely.

    But it should be noted that when Wells signed his contract, he was probably a better candidate for a long term $20M+ a season contract than Votto will be when his current contract is up in 2014.

    Again, the question is not whether a team like the Reds can afford a $20M+ a season player, but is Votto that player.
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