I have never liked Randy Wells. I want to make that clear. I know a lot of fans did, and I never quite understood why. Well, the Randy Wells era has ended as the Chicago Cubs designated him for assignment. He’s been given multiple opportunities and has virtually pitched himself out of the big leagues. What hurt Wells was the signing of Jorge Soler, and the youngsters abilities are going to force the Cubs to put him on the 40 man roster. Obviously Wells was the best candidate to lose out there so I can’t say I’m surprised.
A lot of people don’t think he’s going to get claimed and he’ll go back to AAA Iowa. I actually think he could get claimed. Pitching is at a premium for so many teams, and with so many guys going down due to injury, I think someone could be desperate enough to make a claim. I sincerely hope that happens so we don’t have to hear about Wells anymore. What hurts Wells is his lack of ability to throw strikes. What hurts him more is the inability to stay out of hitters happy zones. He finds a lot of bats with mediocre stuff and that’s definitely a recipe for disaster.
I don’t know what the Cubs will do with him if he clears waivers, but I don’t see him pitching in Wrigley again. Good riddance.