I’d laugh too if I were Vernon Wells. Even though the Angels are paying a nice chunk of the $42 million left on his contract, the Yankees were suckered into picking up $13 million for two years. Not a huge sum, but for what? A guy whose best days are behind him? I’m sure he still has a good arm, but is he really an offensive upgrade over Ben Francisco or a kid like Melky Mesa? And what’ll the Yankees do with him after Granderson comes back? DH him instead of the even weaker hitting Hafner?
Even more upsetting was the report today that Mo’s been having headaches. I was relieved to read that the tests came back negative, but migraines? Poor baby. I want him healthy for his farewell season.
The good news was that Youkilis had two homers today against the Rays. (Yes, he made an error, but I’m trying to look on the bright side.) Nunez, our new shortstop for the foreseeable future, had a nice day at the plate too. (As I said, I’m trying to stay positive, even about him.) And I’ve grown very attached to Ronnier Mustelier (aka Musty) and hope he sticks around.