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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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    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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    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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    Are the Angels on Angel Dust?
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Vernon Wells Traded to Angels for Mike Napoli

    If Votto were to bail for Canada, I would hate him forever*. I'm just going to come out and say it right now.

    *Unless he wins a World Series on his way out. In which case hate would be a strong word. I don't think there's anyway we would allow him to walk if we win a World Series, though.
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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

    If Votto were to bail for Canada, I would hate him forever*. I'm just going to come out and say it right now.
    Come on. His dad died, leaving his mom alone with 3 (2?) young siblings. If he were to feel he needs to get back to support his family, most folks would find that commendable.

    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.
    Definitely gives rise to legitimate speculation.
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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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