Casper Wells’ Magical Mystery Tour Brings Him to Chicago White Sox
I don’t know if Casper Wells should be flattered or embarrassed with the way his 2013 season is going.
Wells started the season with the Seattle Mariners, but was waived rather quickly into the season. Then, Wells was acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays when he was picked up off waivers, but his career in Toronto didn’t last very long. The Oakland Athletics acquired Wells via trade, giving him five at-bats to show Billy Beane what he can do.
Well, I guess Billy didn’t like Wells’ five at-bats, because he is now a member of the Chicago White Sox. To recap, Wells has been a part of four organizations during the first month of the season.
As I said, I don’t know if he should feel flattered that all these teams want him, or if he should feel embarrassed that all these teams are dumping him. Needless to say, Wells is getting spun around like a record.
The sad part about the White Sox acquiring Wells is that they really need him. Since Dayan Viciedo hit the DL, the Sox are really lacking a right-handed bat in the outfield; it’s not very fun to watch Dewayne Wise and Jordan Danks take cuts against the likes of Matt Moore and David Price.
If anything, Wells should be a solid platoon partner with one of those players until Viciedo returns. If I had it my way, however, I would DFA Wise and keep Wells on the roster. I seriously cannot understand why Wise is still on this team’s roster.
Thanks for “The Catch” and randomly being awesome for two weeks last season, Dewayne – - but it’s time to move on. For Wells’ sake, I hope he can stay with a team long enough to actually unpack his suitcase.