Jays to Acquire Evan Longoria?

As per ESPN's Buster Olney, the Toronto Blue Jays' front office has been internally floating around the idea of proposing a trade of the Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria for Vernon Wells' contract. Under the stipulations of the proposed deal, the Rays would not actually acquire Wells himself, merely the rights to payment of his salary; Wells would continue to play for the Blue Jays.

It will be interesting to see whether or not Jays GM Alex Anthopolous will be able to end his team's long search for a shortstop by coercing the Rays to include prospect Sean Rodriguez in the proposed trade.

More info as it comes.