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What’s in a Name?

The Yankess acquired Vernon Wells from the Angels today. In return, the Angels got Exicardo Cayones and Kramer Sneed.

How’s about that for a pair of first-class names?

[Illustration by V. Wells]


1 rbj   ~  Mar 26, 2013 3:53 pm

Dang, and Exicardo was on my fantasy Scrabble team.

2 RagingTartabull   ~  Mar 26, 2013 3:56 pm

am I the only one who thinks he can provide Ibanez-level production? That's not an MVP or anything, but it's a semi-useful piece. Like, is that THAT much of a stretch?

3 Greg G   ~  Mar 26, 2013 4:42 pm

He is hitting well this spring, and who knows? He is going to help get the Yanks under 189 mil next year, and if they catch lightning in a bottle, maybe he can knock in some runs until we get Jeter, Grandy, and if/when we get Tex & ARod back in the fold. Hey! We still have Cano right?

4 Chris   ~  Mar 26, 2013 5:20 pm

And the best bullpen in the AL.

5 Chris   ~  Mar 26, 2013 5:26 pm

And now with Sux castoff Lyle Overbay!

6 monkeypants   ~  Mar 26, 2013 6:29 pm

[5] As I posted on another thread: the march to reassemble the 2006 Blue Jays continues apace.

7 rbj   ~  Mar 26, 2013 6:35 pm

[6] So is Greg Zaun going to be next?

8 monkeypants   ~  Mar 26, 2013 6:54 pm

[7] He would be like an irresistible shiny object dangling in front of Cashman's eyes. Look away! Look AWAY!

9 The Mick536   ~  Mar 26, 2013 9:18 pm

Sorry to see Snead go. Tiger's catching up to his record of PGA victories.

[2] Yup. I'm thinking Bob Cerv. Or maybe Elmer Valo.

10 Boatzilla   ~  Mar 27, 2013 3:15 am

This might freak you out, but here is our opening day line-up:

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells LF
Juan Rivera 1B
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C

LHP CC Sabathia

11 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Mar 27, 2013 7:50 am

[10] Reminds me of the jazz kissaten lunch menu of A-set: Sweet Natto Om Rice and B-set: Chinese Plate. Some known hideousness and some unknown, probably hideousness.

12 BobbyB   ~  Mar 27, 2013 8:41 am

Looks like a winning lineup to me. Rather see Overbay at First base than Juan Rivera. Overbay is every bit the great glove that Tex is and Rivera looks lost at first. Rather give up a hit than an error especially since we'll be seeing Nunez throwing from shortstop. Those could end up anywhere.

13 OldYanksFan   ~  Mar 27, 2013 3:01 pm

[10] I've never prayed in my life but...

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