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    Javier Vazquez mulling comeback

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    Re: Javier Vazquez mulling comeback

    I hope the Reds sign him!
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    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.
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    Re: Javier Vazquez mulling comeback

    We were supposed to land him in the Great Contraction Draft in the early 2000s. Whatever happened to that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    We were supposed to land him in the Great Contraction Draft in the early 2000s. Whatever happened to that?
    http://espn.go.com/gammons/s/2001/1026/1269577.html

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    Re: Javier Vazquez mulling comeback

    I was always waiting for his arm to blow up but it never did. He had like 550 innings from years 21-24. The Expos rode him hard as a youngster.
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    Re: Javier Vazquez mulling comeback

    Vasquez is reportedly sitting in the low 90s and touching 94 in recent days. So perhaps the guy still has something in the tank.


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