What can be said of the Vernon Wells trade that hasn’t already been said?
Not much. Wells has been an absolute disappointment since joining the Angels and an expensive disappointment at that.
Rather than list all of the reasons why the Wells acquisition was foolish, let’s try and find a solution.
The Angels are in desperate need of hitting as the team has not been able to produce runs the same way they did in previous seasons.
They recently signed Russell Branyan to help fill the void, but he hasn’t done much to assist. As an Angel, Branyan is hitting .143 and has zero home runs.
Despite the Angels recent challenges, they are 3.5 games back of the Texas Rangers. The AL West is still wide open and with the right moves, the Halos could win the division.
Should the Angels replace Wells?
If they do, here are seven outfielders who can help get the Angels back on track.