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Former Yankees prospect Vizcaino to have TJS

Javier Vazquez's 2010 return to the Bronx wasn't just bad because his fastball lost all of its pop, it was also bad because the Yankees gave up a promising prospect in RHP Arodys Vizcaino to land him. Vizcaino had a good fastball, a strong curve, and a very solid K/BB ratio (4.10 in four seasons in ...

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Sometimes It’s Better to Miss Out on a Trade

Jonathan Papelbon has signed with the Philadelphia Phillies so for now he is mostly out of our lives. There was one interesting story though that has come out since he left Boston. Peter Gammons tweeted a story about the offseason the Yankees landed Javier Vazquez. Apparently before the Yankees made the deal for him with the ...

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Was The Vazquez Trade Worth It?

Ever since Javier Vazquez made a name for himself in 2004, after giving up a grand slam to Johnny Damon in the American League Championship series, Yankee fans have dreaded the sight of the right-hander on the mound. When the Yankees traded for Vazquez in the 2009 offseason, mixed feelings were going around. He was ...

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Sherman: Yanks Farm System Needs to Produce Pitchers

Just one year ago crop of pitchers expected to hit the free agent market was pretty impressive, Roy Halladay, Josh Beckett, Cliff Lee, Brandon Webb among others. But elite starting pitchers are a rare commodity and teams have been aggressive in locking these guys up. Now that list is just down to Cliff Lee and Brandon ...

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How Good is Arodys Vizcaino?

I've always thought that it's difficult to evaluate the farm system of a team that gets more media attention and, naturally, the Yankees in particular.  After all, prospects generally aren't all that well-known and exposure could certainly improve their stock.  I think that happened with players like Branden Claussen and Dioner Navarro (amongst many others), ...

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Down on the Farm: Who's Left?

This off-season has been a busy one for the World Champion New York Yankees. A big part of that off-season has been some major changes to the Yankees minor league system. Some Yankee fans have expressed concerned this off-season that the Yankees have now run out of options. After all, the Yankees have seen departures from ...

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Vazquez Traded for Melky, Dunn, and Vizcaino

Javier Vazquez was given just one year to prove he could handle pitching in New York, but he couldn’t. Now, he’ll get another shot, as he was traded to the Yankees for Melky Cabrera and Mike Dunn. The Yankees also received lefty reliever Boone Logan from the Braves, but his numbers aren’t very pretty. Judging from the ...

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