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The Mets have scouted Javier Vazquez

Jan 8, 2013, 9:56 AM EDT

Javier Vazquez AP

A return to New York for Javy Vazquez? Sure, why not? Among other pitchers the Mets are considering, Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that they have scouted Javier Vazquez in the Puerto Rican Winter League.

It makes sense. The Mets need someone to fill R.A. Dickey‘s shoes and Vazquez, who has had great success in the NL East, would be a good candidate to do so, even if a lot of people will claim that he can’t handle New York and all of that jazz.



  1. proudlycanadian - Jan 8, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    He seems to pitch better in the NL than the AL.

    • albertmn - Jan 8, 2013 at 10:14 AM

      Don’t most pitchers pitch better in the NL? Weaker lineup with pitchers hitting.

      • proudlycanadian - Jan 8, 2013 at 10:21 AM

        True. The NL East will probably be weaker this year than last season, so the Mets could be a good landing spot for him.

  2. henryd3rd - Jan 8, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Brian Cashman’s biggest mistake since being named GM of the Yankees. He might still wake up in the middle of the night and ask what the hell did I see in that guy? He was horrible then and he’ll be horrible now.

    I can still see him shaking off Posada and Jorge having to go out to the mound and asking what freaking pitch he wanted to throw? Watching that man pitch in a pressure situation was worst then going to the dentist.

    There’s a reason he was out of baseball last year. He sucks and he wants to be paid like a number 2 or 3 starter. Good Luck!

    • mazblast - Jan 8, 2013 at 11:49 PM

      He doesn’t “suck”. Look at his 2011 numbers with the Fish–3.69/1.18, 13 wins, 32 starts, 106 ERA+, 8.3 H/9, 1.0 HR/9, 2.3 BB/9, 7.6 K/9, 3.24 K/BB.

      He’ll put up decent numbers, nothing great but a lot better than your average journeyman. He’s durable and since his early 20s really had only two bad years, both with the Yankees.

      Besides, we’re talking about the Mets here. Not that much is expected, not that much would be paid for.

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