(No, no, a billion times no)
I wanted to let this one sit as a post on the Facebook Page, but after all the pain he's caused me I just can't. Nick Cafardo reported yesterday that the Yankees were among a group of teams who have been following Javy Vazquez's work in a Puerto Rican winter league. That's right, the same Javy Vazquez who posted these 2 lines in his previous 2 tours with the Yanks:
2004- 198.0 IP, 4.91/4.58/4.71, 17.7% K rate, 33 HR
2010- 157.1 IP, 5.32/5.56/4.69, 17.7% K rate, 32 HR
There's that old saying, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." Well the Yankees have already been fooled twice by Vazquez, and that was back during times when he was still considered a good pitcher in most Major League circles. Now he's been out of the league for a year, he's 36 years old, and I'd rather not see who the blame falls on if he fools the Yankees a third time. I know they're bottom feeding for pitching depth this offseason, but there's no logical reason for even entertaining the idea of bringing Vazquez back. I don't care if he's healthy, if his velocity is up, or if he's had a cybernetic third arm added to his body. I've seen everything I need to see to know that Javy Vazquez sucks in a Yankee uniform.