In a continuing effort to keep up with the AL East Joneses, Toronto GM J.P. Ricciardi has dropped another huge contract, this time a seven-year deal to slugging centerfielder Vernon Wells, who’s done a fair bit of damage to both the Yank and Sox over the years. That’s a long, expensive contract for a guy whose career OBP is .336, but then there aren’t too many CFs who can put up a .900 OPS with any kind of regularity, and do it while playing effective defense in a fast outfield. Losing him as a FA next year would have been a PR disaster for the Jays. In 07, he’ll have Frank Thomaa to protect him in the lineup, but with Royce Clayton at short he’ll need plenty of help. Good move? We’re undecided. But that “crazy” Damon contract the Yanks inked last year is looking better every day.