Friday, January 21, 2011

Dodgers Waded Into Thames, But Angels Dive Deep Into Wells

Angels trade for Vernon Wells (ESPN.com)

The Angels traded catcher Mike Napoli and outfielder Juan Rivera to the Jays in order to get Wells. Napoli led the Angels last year with 26 HR. Wells is owed $86M over the next four seasons.

17 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Who says Arte won't spend the big bucks?

Spank said...

FUCK THE O.C!

karina said...

if I were an Angels fan, I would have punched every wall in my house, I wouldn't trade Napoli and a bat like Rivera's for him (I sound like you know who)

StolenMonkey86 said...

So who do they give the Cubs for Soriano, to make the most expensive outfield ever? Wells is a slight upgrade, but he's really not that much better of a hitter than Napoli. His defense is kinda mediocre at this point and will only get worse. I guess Moreno has the cash?

Josh S. said...

Though I generally loathe the guy, I have been listening to Roger Lodge lately, specifically to hear him struggle to justify the Angels' offseason. Monday morning is going to be delicious.

Plus, he's been asking all his baseball writer guests, "Who gets a job first, Manny or Vlad?" He was certain it would be Vlad. Oh ho ho.

Steve Sax said...

Just remember, schadenfreude is a dangerous game.

Especially when our team doesn't have an offense, either.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Sax

It's all we have at this point. What else could go wrong?

Dusty Baker said...

I have determined that there are very few good well-related puns, and whatever ones exist are poor. Just wanted to clear the air on that.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

We have an offense, Sax. It's just not very good.

Dusty Baker said...

One might say it's offensive, in fact.

Josh S. said...

I'm fairly certain that pointing and laughing at the former host of Blind Date has no bearing on how the Dodgers do, but I'll play it safe if you want.

Orel said...

Schadenfreude: The Dangerousest Game

Eric Karros said...

Last year the Dodgers couldn't tame Wade, so this year they wade into Thames.

^Apparently I deemed that clever enough to post.

Steve Sax said...

I don't think this is the last Thames we'll be making this pun.

Dusty Baker said...

There's a definite Thame running through these posts.

Steve Sax said...

I wanted to send Marcus a "Welcome to the Dodgers" gift, but you know what they say.

No Thames likes the present.

Dusty Baker said...

You need a Thame out, Sax.