Jennings likely to stay put, but not Jones

Originally Published: December 19, 2006
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Depending on your viewpoint, Vernon Wells' new seven-year, $126 million deal with Toronto is either a heartwarming tale of loyalty or yet another sign that major league baseball owners never learn.

Proponents think the Blue Jays made a wise preemptive strike. Wells is a fine all-around player, and he could be worth appreciably more next winter when 29 other clubs have a chance to bid for him on the open market.

The worriers are experiencing flashbacks to 2000, when Mike Hampton signed ...

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