Updated (Again): Vernon Wells looks to be headed to the Bronx

What in the world is going on this year?

Everyone joked that 2012 was “the end times” and nearly everything that occurred, no matter what it was, was turned into an apocalypse joke – and I’ll admit I made my fair share of them – but my goodness, does it seem like we were all off a year?

Check out these tweets by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports:

Vernon Wells? Really?

Is this rock bottom? Please tell me it is because I’m not sure I can take much more.

UPDATE 4:27pm:

UPDATE 7:21pm:

UPDATE 8:00pm:
The Yankees will indeed pay $13 million of the $42 million owed through 2014. This seems incredibly high considering the type of player Wells has been over the last 6 years. There’s still very little we know about the deal, so I’ll hold off on the analysis until we get more information.

UPDATE 8:20pm:
Joel Sherman adds that the Yankees will pay the majority of the $13 million in 2013, in order to save money on the budget in 2014.

Mike Eder contributed to this post

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast.

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98 thoughts on “Updated (Again): Vernon Wells looks to be headed to the Bronx

  1. I've been a Brian Cashman supporter for a long time, but the Yankees should start to consider other options if this was his idea.

  2. So let me get this straight: Fans on here are pissed that the Yanks are getting a right handed bat with power who still plays solid D for money only (no trade of prospects) who is coming over for 6.5 per year for 2 years and will likely DH after June when Granderson comes back. Um. Ok. Not sure why people are pissed. In hindsight, yeah the money could have gone to another player back in December but who would have predicted that on March 25th the Yanks would be down Tex and Grandy. Hindsight is a nice theory but pretty stupid in reality. If someone can a name a player who has power potential with solid D that the Yanks could have gotten recently without losing prospects I am all ears.

  3. Also, it's not like it requires psychic powers to predict that old players get hurt. A-Rod and Jeter were hurt back in December, and pretty much everyone here (at the old IIATMS, that is) was clamoring for depth back then. This isn't hindsight bias; it's the directly observable consequences of an old team with little depth.

  4. Yanks are doing all they can to try and make the 13 mil to Youkliss look good. In contrast this helps.