One of his suggestions to improve the Sox offense:
Vernon Wells, Blue Jays: The Sox already got Alex Rios from Toronto, so how about adding Wells as well?The Blue Jays aren’t drawing flies at Rogers Centre, and Wells has a nightmarish contract – $12.5 million this season, $23 million next year, $21 million in 2013 and $21 million in 2014.
Wells has an opt-out clause after next season, but why would he walk away from all of that money?
Other suggestions are Carl Crawford, Raul Ibanez, Daniel Murphy, Chris Iannetta and Jermaine Dye. Where’s Carl Everett Scot?
BTB takes a look at Roy Halladay’s value for the rest of his contract (that ends next year).
Then BTB takes a look to what happens when Vernon Wells is included in the trade. Hint: it’s not pretty.
BTW, MLBTR reports that ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick heard from an AL executive who would be “very surprised” if White Sox GM Kenny Williams isn’t pursuing Halladay. Mark Gonzales has more.
Interesting article on Roy Halladay’s value by Rob McQuown. He suggests that in order for Toronto to be able to compete, it should require the team that gets Roy Halladay, also take Vernon Wells and his contract. That should lessen the value of the package Toronto gets back for Halladay and lessen it a lot. That contract is downright awful.