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Vernon Wells Half as Good as Juan Rivera

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TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 20: Juan Rivera #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays makes the play to first during MLB action against the Houston Astros at the Rogers Centre May 20, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 20: Juan Rivera #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays makes the play to first during MLB action against the Houston Astros at the Rogers Centre May 20, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
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Somebody please rub this in Tony Reagins' face. Sure, Tony is touring the minor leagues this week, hiding his fat face from the hometown crowd, but one of you minor league dwelling Angels fans can be sure to holler the numbers below at Queen Antonia Reginas as she sits her tooshy down with the radar gun scouts behind home plate and watches our minor leaguers with the hopes of decimating this organization even more.

You do not have to look too far to see how terrible the trade for Vernon Wells has become. Forget the salary differential of over $70 million and also trading away Mike Napoli. Yes, imagine a one year swap of Juan Rivera for Wells... the Angels still come out as losers.

As of games played Friday night, a straight up trade of Juan Rivera for Vernon Wells is still a bust for the Angels... While Johnny Rivers is not exactly lighting it up with his batsniffing ways in Toronto, he is heads and tails better than Vern King Lousy... Look:

Stat Vernon Wells Juan Rivera
PA 163 232
AVG .179 .245
OBP .227 .310
Slug .291 .346

Total Bases

44 72