- Saturday, January 22, 2011 9:48 AM
- Written By: Dodgers Diaries
All the talk about whether the Dodgers wanted Vernon Wells (whom the Angels landed Friday), could afford his bloated salary, or should have gotten him, is immaterial because they don't really have any chips they could have traded away to get him. Assuming that Bills and Kershaw are untouchable, that you wouldn't bother trading one outfielder to get another, who is it the trade bait that would bring back much more than a bunch of minnows?
To my mind, Toronto got the best of this trade by landing Mike Napoli to play C/1B/DH, unloaded a lot of Wells's big salary, and even got Juan Rivera besides to hold down left field. He's no worse an outfielder than ThamesGwynnGibbons.
-- JOHN ROSENTHAL