Yankees Counter Red Sox with Javier Vazquez

Dec 22, 2009

That didn’t take long. Shortly after the Red Sox bolstered their pitching staff by adding John Lackey to the likes of Jon Lester and Josh Beckett, the Yankees made a splash of their own. They struck a deal with the Braves to land Javier Vazquez for Melky Cabrera.

Vazquez will join a rotation that already includes C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Andy Pettitte, and Joba Chamberlain.

The Yanks are now in the market for an Outfielder. They can go with Jason Bay or Matt Holliday if they want to make another big splash, or go for a lower end option to make a run at Joe Mauer next year.

As for the Braves, they will likely look to add a bat with the money the freed up by dealing Vazquez.

Also included in the deal were Mike Dunn and Arodys Vizcaino going to Atlanta and Boone Logan coming to the Bronx.

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3 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. jim
    December 22nd, 2009 at 11:41 am #

    Cashman strikes out again. This trade doesn’t make the yankees rotation comparable to the boston red sox. Now, they have gardner playing left field on a daily basis. This only weakens their line up all the more. Cashman is an idiot. Javier was a bust the first time around. What makes you think he won’t be the second time around? What even worries me more is that he is coming off a career year. Don’t expect him to dublicate those numbers in the competitive AL east. Bad trade altogether. Javier isn’t worth what the yankees gave up.

  2. LestersLegends
    December 22nd, 2009 at 11:45 am #

    The Yankees rotation is better than the Red Sox in my opinion. Plus, they are the Yankees. They aren’t going to play Gardner in left all year. They’ll bring someone n.

    Cashman made the right moves last year. Your tone suggests they didn’t win the WS last year.

  3. Javier Vazquez
    December 22nd, 2009 at 11:58 am #

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