A year in a half after the Toronto Blue Jays signed Vernon Wells to a 7 year contract worth $126 million, the team also extended the contract of Alex Rios by 7 years for just under $70 million. Three years later, neither player is on the Blue Jays roster, and more importantly, neither player is owed any more money by the organization that agreed to their deals.
After 120 plate appearances so far this season with the Los Angeles Angels, Vernon Wells has the worst weighted on base average (wOBA), while Alex Rios ranks fifth worst. Among MLB regulars, both players rank among the five worst in on base percentage, batting average, and weighted runs created. They are tied for creating -0.6 runs above replacement so far this season.