According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, a baseball source indicated that the Blue Jays have proposed a seven year, $126MM contract to Vernon Wells. Wells’s agent indicated that they have not had meaningful discussions, however.
Wells turned 28 a few days ago. He’s part of the all-world center fielder free agent class of 2008, with fine defense and a .900 OPS. Most folks seem to think he’ll end up in Texas because of proximity to his childhood home.
Rich Lederer marches to a different drum – he’d rather trade for Rocco Baldelli.