Vernon Wells on Roy Halladay, Blue Jays Career, Vlad Guerrero Jr. & Michael Young (FV Exclusive)

September 23, 2019 3:06 AM
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Blue Jays legend Vernon Wells got to sit down and answer questions with Fanatics View.

Fanatics View spoke with Vernon on a variety of subjects, including his best memories as a Toronto Blue Jay. “When you get drafted, it’s a big deal. To have someone who you’ve never met, and immediately have a relationship with like i did with Michael, it helped me get my feet planted in the ground with the Blue Jays. From that point on, its a dream come true”, he finished.

In addition, Wells voiced his love for fellow teammate, and 2019 Hall of Fame inductee Roy Halladay.

“You knew it was going to happen – he was the best pitcher in the game at that time. No matter who you talked to, every hitter would admit how good doc was. It was unfortunate that he couldn’t be there to celebrate it. His name struck fear in hitters, and I had the pleasure of playing behind him in center field, and watching him pick apart guys left and right. There’s a reason why he’s a hall of famer”, he finished.

Wells, while not being inducted in the Hall of Fame, spoke on not getting his “just due” as a Blue Jays legend.

“I don’t pay any attention to it”, he told Fanatics View. “I got to play a game for a living, and with playing well comes a lot of money, and with money comes scrutiny. Whatever my ‘just due’ was, I didn’t pay attention to it. I got the chance to play a game for a long time, and didn’t have to grow up. I retired, and that was it”, he finished.

Finishing the interview, Fanatics View asked Wells his opinion of the Blue Jays young talent, and the hype around Vlad Guerrero Jr.

“In this day in age, there are media outlets everywhere. The coverage he got, I can compare it to Mike Trout, and he’s handled it well. When you look at the big league son’s on that team, it’s impressive. The futures bright, and they got some young arms coming too”, he finished.

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