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Wells odd man out in Angels outfield?

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09:51 AM ET 06.02 | A lot can change in two weeks, as the Angels, who turned their season around with an 11-5 run entering Friday, can attest. Even more can change in two months, so who knows what shape the outfield will be in when Vernon Wells recovers from surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and is ready to play in early August? "I can't predict what will happen," Wells said. "Hopefully I can slide right back into what I was doing." That's doubtful if the current Angels in the outfield avoid injury and, in the case of Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo, remain as hot as they were in May. With right fielder Torii Hunter back in the lineup, Trumbo will slide from right to left, and Trout, who has been moving between left field and center, will be more of a regular center fielder.

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June 2, 2012  10:04 AM ET

They gotta pay him, they might as well play him.

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June 2, 2012  10:44 AM ET

Jesus, sit him on the bench and enjoy winning.

June 2, 2012  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Jesus, sit him on the bench and enjoy winning.

wells, will have to stay at the bench for the next 8 weeks, after he gets healthy from his thumb ligaments then most likely he should get back in the lineup, as we all know, there its no way and no option in seating wells the contract its too hefty to trade him, its better to bring him into the lineup let him produce and help the team,,,

June 2, 2012  11:00 AM ET

the angels can't trade him, his contract remains in the 65 millions price, should the angels release him and eat all his contract? DOUBTFULL!!

June 2, 2012  11:05 AM ET

should the angels decide to trade wells? what can they get for wells? and whose team would take him? unless the angels pay in full his whole contract and trade him for 3 prospects at most, what else the halos could expect after all??? financial mistakes are regretefull but the angels are in a deep hole without anything in return, best option, PLAY HIM, LET HIM ROLE IN THE LINEUP AND WHAEVER HAPPENS, HAPPENS!!

June 2, 2012  11:09 AM ET

should the angels trade him for david wright? or evan longoria, the third baseman from the rays?
should the halos try to trade him to the phillies for cole hamels? everything its odd, my advice would be,, trade him for prospects and pay in full his contract, we know its painfull but perhaps some day the angels would learn from their mistakes,,,

June 2, 2012  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They gotta pay him, they might as well play him.

its only the right option,,, nothing else the halos can do,,,,

June 2, 2012  11:17 AM ET

hunter would be gone by the end of the season, morales would remain as a DH, trumbo should stay permanent in the OF, so who are the OF? mike trout, pete bourjos, mike trumbo, with wells, and hunter gone, who could relieve any OF in case of a injury?? i mean, you can't just seat down and expect perffection in the outfield's lineup, the halos could chose to keep wells until his contract expire, or trade him for another versatil OF with the exception that the halos should pay wells full contract,,,

June 2, 2012  11:39 AM ET

the angels have been riding in their pitching depth, because their offense still weak untill now, i mean 6 hits in the whole game last night?? come on, this team has better respect for the game and the fans, the halos lineup should get a goal set in this season, get 15 hits every game, score 10 runs every game, and stole as many bases as you can,, win or lose but get those goals acomplished, the angels are well aware about being to weak offenssively, how can they become a competetive team without any strong offense??

June 2, 2012  11:43 AM ET

there are things that can be forgivefull, there are things that have a solution, but the halos offense need to act proffesional, stop been soo passive and soo impatient at the home plate, need to concetrate in the pitch selection, need to get agressive but as a hitter you need to learn how to work the count, how to hit the ball stop making excuses, enough its enough,,

June 2, 2012  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

to weak

too weak

June 2, 2012  12:56 PM ET

They made their bed with him and now it is going to be costly to the Angels as a bench player. No team in their right mind would take him at his age and his long tern contract.

June 2, 2012  02:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They gotta pay him, they might as well play him.

It's a terrible Ball Park for Power Hitters, they should have learned that from Wells, now they got Big Albert and Bigger Problems, they have to rely on there Pitchers!!!

June 2, 2012  02:50 PM ET

Sending him to the glue factory would probably be the most humane thing to do.

June 2, 2012  06:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Sending him to the glue factory would probably be the most humane thing to do.

I'm thinking of "Soylent Green"

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June 4, 2012  02:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

It's a terrible Ball Park for Power Hitters, they should have learned that from Wells, now they got Big Albert and Bigger Problems, they have to rely on there Pitchers!!!

That's the plan. Win with pitching. Oh wait, that's everyone's plan (except the Yankees.)

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