Why did David Wells come back to the New York Yankees in 2002 after failed stints with the Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox?
This time around, D. Wells came back as a full-time starter for Toronto where he was pretty much the only best top starting pitcher the Blue Jays had in 1999 and 2000.
Apparently, David Wells was traded to the Chicago White Sox for injured Mike Sirotka where Wells himself was bothered by injuries in the form of back problems so he wasn't his usual tip top star self with the White Sox.
So David Wells came back to the Yankees for a second stint prior to the 2002 where ended up on the same team as the guy (Roger Clemens) the Yankees originally acquired in exchange for Wells prior to 1999.
Why didn't David Wells succeed after his first stint with the Yankees from 1997-1998? Was it lack of team wins, poor individual numbers or injuries that ruined him away from the Bronx?