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Vernon Wells?

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6 years, $100M left on the contract, can opt out after 2011. if the blue jays are trying to shed payroll and want to get out from under this contract, is it worth it for us to pursue? James has his 2009 projections looking like this: 23 hr 85rbi .281 .817 OPS .355 wOBA of course this is in toronto... as far as i can read espn has the rogers centre park factor as favoring the pitcher even more than the big phone, but i'm not sure how that works. anyhow, wells just turned 30 last week and played in only 108 games last year, but i'd still prefer him in center to scotty. the jays definitely won't give him away, and would need to replace him in the outfield, so i'm thinking: rowand, sosa and english for wells. blue jays save $52M and rowand's deal is 2 years shorter than wells. they also pick up some good pitching prospects. i REALLY want out of rowand's contract, and this gives us a middle of the order bat without having to give up too much. i've always liked wells and wanted us to pursue him before his large extension was signed, so maybe i'm still all over 2005 wells.

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