Re: Javier Vazquez mulling comeback
One of the most underrated pitchers of this generation. Top 5 pitchers in fWAR in the 00's:
1. Randy Johnson, 55.7
2. Roy Halladay, 53.8
3. Javier Vazquez, 49.2
4. Pedro Martinez, 47.8
5. Curt Schilling, 45.6
And since that obviously is a "biased" selection of years around his career, if you look at since 1990, he's 15th. Interestingly, he's next to a guy who could be thought of as the Javier Vazquez of the 1990's, Kevin Appier.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.