Phillies Bring in Casper Wells to Help be on the Team


Ha ha, yes, it’s all coming together.

Aug 5, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox outfielder Casper Wells (39) is unable to catch a ball hit for a single by New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (not pictured) during the second inning at US Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Casper Wells is a Phillie now, and nothing is going to change that.  He’s here.  He’s a Phillie for life, or has the potentially to be.  The Phillies, who claim they’ve “had their eye on Casper since spring training,” which is a weird thing to say as Wells was hitting .189 in 53 ABs, snatched Wells right up.

Why?  Well, hopefully because they’re going to shove Delmon Young off the team bus.  But who knows!  This time of year is will-nilly with transactions.  Other things Ruben Amaro called Casper Wells were:

  • “versatile”
  • “power threat”
  • “adds depth”

Wow, that sounds like a heckuva outfielder! He’s so good that teams don’t even feel like they deserve him, playing for five teams this year alone.  If the Phillies keep Wells, then they will be on the receiving end of a deal that clears a spot for some White Sox prospect.  The Phillies will be the most forgettable part of that story later.  Hey, lets check out that 2013 slash line!

  • .155/.211/.169

Ha, ha – WOW THAT’S AWFUL.  In other news, Jimmy Rollins has passed through waivers and the Phillies signed a 16-year-old 3B named Luis Encarnacion from the Dominican.