Jays to study all means of extending Wells' contract

Updated: December 11, 2006, 8:38 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Toronto general manager J.P. Ricciardi has a void in his starting rotation and a monumental trade chip in center fielder Vernon Wells.

"We tried to get Lilly and Meche because we thought they could make our club better. Now we have to go in a different direction, but it doesn't mean we have to trade Vernon Wells to do that." -- J.P. Ricciardi, Toronto GM

But that doesn't mean Wells' custom-clearing days are necessarily history.

The Blue Jays are still leaning ...

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