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Javier Vazquez wants to play for an East Coast team if he doesn’t retire

Nov 3, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

Javier Vazquez AP

Earlier this week the Marlins were said to be trying to talk Javier Vazquez out of retiring and now Ken Rosenthal of reports that the 35-year-old right-hander is “50-50” to pitch in 2012.

According to Rosenthal he has a “strong East Coast preference” after spending his 14-year career in Montreal, New York (twice), Arizona, Chicago, Atlanta, and Florida.

Vazquez has lost some velocity and struggled with the Yankees in 2010, but he’s coming off a strong season with the Marlins and would definitely be passing up significant money by calling it quits. He threw 193 innings with a 3.69 ERA and 162/50 K/BB ratio this year and was even better for Atlanta in 2009.

  1. uyf1950 - Nov 3, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    I think we can eliminate the Bronx as one of his future locations.

  2. pisano - Nov 3, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    You beat me to it partner. Can you imagine Javier and AJ in the same rotation? I think I’d jump ship if that happened.

    • uyf1950 - Nov 3, 2011 at 12:20 PM

      Well I wouldn’t jump ship, my friend but I would be awfully disappointed. Almost as much as if the thief Pavano showed up wearing Yankee Pinstripes again.

      • phukyouk - Nov 3, 2011 at 1:34 PM

        ” Can you imagine Javier and AJ in the same rotation? ”

        Welcome to 2010! i hear armando Benitez wants to come out of retirement and join the yanks again too

  3. stackers1 - Nov 3, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Throw Ollie Perez in there & we got us a rotation.

  4. Old Gator - Nov 3, 2011 at 11:36 PM

    If he pitches again, it’ll be in Macondo. But the oddsmakers down here are betting against it. I think 50-50 is probably a little generous.

  5. anxovies - Nov 4, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    If only Kevin Brown was still active.

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