Vazquez lands with the Marlins

Yanks getting ready to up offer to Jeter
Yomiuri sends Yankees $1.2M for Albaladejo

Via MLBTR, Javy Vazquez has agreed to a one-year deal for some unknown amount of money with the Florida Marlins. It makes sense, NL team in a big park nice and close to his home in Puerto Rico. Javy still has to pass a physical before the deal becomes official and the Yankees get their extra draft pick, and I guess that’s not a given considering his utter lack of stuff at the end of the season. Either way, I wish him luck and hope the Yankees get to face him in the 2011 World Series.

Yanks getting ready to up offer to Jeter
Yomiuri sends Yankees $1.2M for Albaladejo
  • bexarama

    I really hope he kills it.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Me too. I’ve always liked Javy. Hopefully he returns to past form.

    • jonnypodres

      +1 Javy’s seems like a good guy. Would love to see him pitch well again, especially against the Mets or Phills.

    • Accent Shallow

      I don’t care, I just hope he pitches in a way that is advantageous to the Yankees (poorly against NYY, well against Tampa, the Sox, or other WC contenders)

      • bexarama

        This’d be fine too. Though I don’t think the Marlins play the Yankees or Sox next year. Might play the Rays in the way the Yankees play the Mets every year.

        • Bryan L

          Yeah, I’m pretty sure the Marlins play the Rays every year.

      • Stacoe44702

        Words well said! I’ve always been a Vazquez fan since we got him from the Expos. Things just didn’t work out well for him in the Bronx. Hang in there Javy!

  • J

    If he can regain his 2009 form, Vazquez and Josh Johnson could be a pretty nasty 1-2 punch.

  • Tom Zig

    Good luck Javy.

  • What Won’t Jesus Montero Do

    Face him in the WS so that he gets so close to a championship he can smell it but we sweep the Marlins and knock Javy out in the first inning of whatever game he starts?

  • ultimate913

    If he regains 2009 form, Vazquez would be reaching Pavano type, not coming back to the Yankees ever status, in my book.

    But I wish him the absolute best with the Marlins.

    • FIPster Doofus

      He has already reached not-coming-back status with the Yankees.

  • Gonzo

    Can we pray that pick outperforms Arodys in the future.

    • ultimate913

      That’s not completely out of the question. This year’s draft will apparently be stacked with talent.

  • Nathan

    Last year when I said “I hope someone makes Javy sleep with the fishes” this is NOT what I meant. ;P

    Hope he does well…professional guy. He just can’t cut it in NY.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Yay pick.

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  • Zack

    Hope he bounces back in 2011.

  • JerseyDutch

    Good luck to Javy. He didn’t work out here but I always thought he was an OK guy.

  • mike c

    marlins/vazquez in the WS? i like our odds

    • Chops

      Depending on how the rest of the offseason plays out, there’s a decent chance the Marlins end up being the worst team in the NL East.

  • matt damon wayans

    I am already a really big fan of pick 35-38.

  • Doug

    rosenthal has the deal at $6-$7M

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  • Jerome S

    Wait… the Marlins just traded Vazquez for the entire Mariners lineup…

    (this is a joke, btw)

  • Chris

    I hope not…the marlins are 2-0 in the world series.

    • Alex C.

      SSS buddy. Granted, I wish all but the best for Javier Vazquez. One of the good strikeout pitchers I watched while growing up.

  • AJ

    Honestly, once a player leaves pinstripes I could care less how he does with another team. Especially a team that beat us in a world series.