What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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Sources confirm that Vernon Wells has agreed to waive his no trade clause to clear the way for a trade to the Yankees. LAA will pay at least $32 million of the $42 million remaining on the final two years of the massive deal he signed with Toronto five years ago. The Angels will receive a low level prospect and marginal salary relief in return. This move will also get LA under the luxury tax threshold and clear up the convoluted outfield situation. LA brass feared Soscia would sit Peter Borjous in lieu of Wells. This makes sense for LA, but I have to wonder what NY is thinking. Why not play your youngsters instead of a retread who's bee largely unproductive in LA? On another note, I recall another team who traded a high priced player primarily to keep the manager from continually inserting him in the lineup despite diminished returns.
Someone falls overboard, off of a sinking boat. Someone on the boat offers a hand to the overboard person.
That's how I would describe this deal. It would make a good Far Side cartoon.
Both of these teams will have disappointing seasons, albeit for different reasons.
I both like and dislike this.
I liked idea of the Angels having 42 Million on the bench, and also taking time from Bourjos.
I also like the idea of the Angels paying 29 Million for the same player to play for the Yankees and start, so Bourjos can blossom.
The only thing I don't like is that Bourjos may blossom and hurt the Rangers.
LMAO....LAAA pays 32M to get rid on Wells!
Jon Heyman is saying it's 29 million. Either way it's hilarious.
Kinda like when we paid A-Rod's salary while he played for Ny
Texas at least got Soriano and Arias back. The Yankees are throwing in a minor leaguer and paying 13 million of his salary. Yanks are the winners of this one.
LAAA also is loosing another trade piece at the deadline. LAAA does not have great prospects. This puts LAAA an injury away from mediocrity.
I can't see the Halos being a player of any kind at either the trade deadline or the mid-season waivers. They have no farm system to speak of and their close to tapped on salary. They're going to regret taking Hamilton over Greinke. Hamilton will do his damage, but the Angels have a horrible rotation, so unless they plan to average about 8 runs per game, I don't see great things in their future. Trading Wells does free up space in their outfield for Borjous, but won't do anything to help their rotation unless they plan to used the little bit of saved money to sign Lohse.
unfortunately, any way you slice it, we will be wrestling for the cellar. just not sure w/ whom
Ozzie: For the love of God, it's LOSING not LOOSING you idiot.
NTE....you misspelled you're the other day, saying your. Can you please explain?
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