Sources say the Yankees' share of the Vernon Wells contract will be about $13 million over the last two years of his deal.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) March 24, 2013
I'll have more on this tomorrow, but the more that comes out about the Vernon Wells situation the more flabbergasted and pissed off I get. You're telling me that not only did the Yankees willingly add 2014 salary in the form of Vernon Wells, they added salary at a $6.5 million per year clip??? For Vernon Wells??? That's the same deal they gave Ichiro and he's been way better than Vernon Wells the last four seasons. Now the Yankees will head into NEXT season owing eight guaranteed figures to two declining, late-30s platoon outfielders. Not exactly smart business for a club trying to operate on a budget.
It doesn't even matter what type of prospect or non-prospect they give up in this trade, when you agree to pay that much more for two years of Vernon Wells you're the loser of the deal.