Toronto Blue Jays trade Vernon Wells

The Toronto Blue Jays pulled off a blockbuster trade on Friday when they sent all star outfielder Vernon Wells to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for catcher Mike Napoli and outfielder Juan Rivera.
According to a TSN online report, the Blue Jays will save $86 million dollars on Well’s contract. “Hopefully (fans) understand that this is all part of a plan for the long-term,” Blue Jays GM, Alex Anthopoulos, said. But at the end of the day the proof will be in the pudding and ultimately what we do as we continue to build this team.” The Blue jays will sorely miss the bat of Wells, who during his 12 seasons hit for a .279 average with 1,690 hits, 254 homeruns, 383 doubles and 901 RBI’s. Wells, who in 1997 was a first round Blue Jays draft pick, is coming off a season which at 32 years of age saw him hit .273 with 31 homeruns and 88 RBI’s. There’s going to be a void in the clubhouse,” said Anthopoulos

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