Javier Vasquez

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    Javier Vasquez

    I just saw it on MLB TRADE RUMORS.Boston is going to scout him.Does anybody want them to sign him.He was throwing 92-93 mph.He is 36 years old.So he fits but his Yankee years were not good for era.He did win 14 games the one year.I say why not offer him a chance.

     

     
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    another aging # 5

     
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    Worth a shot on a minor league deal.

     
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    In response to bosoxhero's comment:

    I just saw it on MLB TRADE RUMORS.Boston is going to scout him.Does anybody want them to sign him.He was throwing 92-93 mph.He is 36 years old.So he fits but his Yankee years were not good for era.He did win 14 games the one year.I say why not offer him a chance.

     



          He did earn a WS ring in 2004.

          This might be the Sox way of saying thank you.

     
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    Really? Garbage.

     
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    In response to ADG's comment:

    Really? Garbage.




    Hmm, what a surprise, ADG is negative and rude about a player.  Of the Sox 40-man roster, are there any that you like and want to keep?  Who are they?

     
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    In response to Ben Cheringtom's comment:

    You mean the King Felix trade is not gonna happen?



    Actually, I think your Dad has accumulated all these mediocre players to overwhelm Seattle by offering all of them to the Mariners for Felix and pay their salaries to boot. Then play all the youngsters and start Hernandez every game.

     
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    I lost sleep last night over this question.

     
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    In response to bosoxhero's comment:

    I just saw it on MLB TRADE RUMORS.Boston is going to scout him.Does anybody want them to sign him.He was throwing 92-93 mph.He is 36 years old.So he fits but his Yankee years were not good for era.He did win 14 games the one year.I say why not offer him a chance.

     



     Yes ,yes. I say go get him sox.Never have enough pitching. If things work out he could be our # 10th starter.... Who else is out there???

     
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    Invite him to spring training.  When he arrives, give him a standing ovation for helping Boston win game 7 of the 2004 ALCS.  LOL

     
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    In response to bosoxhero's comment:

    I just saw it on MLB TRADE RUMORS.Boston is going to scout him.Does anybody want them to sign him.He was throwing 92-93 mph.He is 36 years old.So he fits but his Yankee years were not good for era.He did win 14 games the one year.I say why not offer him a chance.

     



    He is an ok pitcher, but probably a bit better pitcher than Cook.  He have pitched over 200 innings most of the times in his career.  Right now he is 36 years old going to be 37 years old next year.  But Boston is more likely going to tell him that he is going to be the #6 starting pitcher or be an emergency pitcher as well to be a long reliever.  If he accept that role, then sign him only at a cheap rate contract.  

     
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    In response to bosoxhero's comment:

    I just saw it on MLB TRADE RUMORS.Boston is going to scout him.Does anybody want them to sign him.He was throwing 92-93 mph.He is 36 years old.So he fits but his Yankee years were not good for era.He did win 14 games the one year.I say why not offer him a chance.

     




    No Thanx, we have enough aging players. The more vets we sign the less chance of a prospect to come into the big leagues next season. Unless the Sox players are planning on getting endorsements by doing a "touch of grey commercials."

     
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    Before I give you my roster, I'm commenting on a 36 year old pitcher who didn't pitch in 2011 and in 5 American League seasons, only had one season with an ERA below 4.67.

    1. Aceves - Valuable assuming Farrell  can help inside his head. Good swingman.

    2. Bailey - Needs to be given a shot to either close or be the set up man.

    3. Bard - Probably needs to start 2013 in minors in relief role.

    4. Breslow - Excellent lefty bullpen arm.

    5. Britton - Needs to prove his worth this year in AA/AAA. Will be 24.

    6. Buchholz - Looking forward to a break out year. Possible All Star.

    7. Carpenter - 27 years old already. AAA insurance.

    8. De La Rosa - Candidate for starting rotation. Great power Arm.

    9. Demster - Did not like the move given track record at end of last year, but will give consisten innings at back end of rotation.

    10. Doubront - Will be in battle for last rotation spot. Needs to come to camp in better shape, and needs to stop nibbling.

    11. Hanrahan - 8th or 9th inning guy. K/BB ratio needs to improve and unproven in AL.

    12. Lackey - Hoping he provides veteran leadership. Highest paid member of Red Sox.

    13. Lester - Needs to stop nibbling. Key year for him and Red Sox. If he has another bad year, they may move on without him, given Webster, De La Rosa and Barnes.

    14. Miller - Lefty specialist. May have finally found place.

    15. Morales - Great young arm. Very valuable.

    16. Mortensen - Great arm. Good bullpen long guy.

    17. Tazawa - Turned the corner? Great movement.

    18. Uehara - Overpaid, but good arm for one year.

    19. Webster - Hopefully has a great AAA season, assuming he plays there.

    20. Wilson - Already 26 and no room on roster. Starter insurance.

    21. Wright - Who cares.

    22. Butler - Already 26. Trade bait?

    23. Lavarnway - Needs to be given opportunity to play.

    24. Ross - Good backup, but logjam at catcher.

    25. Salty - Package in a trade. What you see is what you get.

    26. Vasquez - Far away to tell.

    27. Ciriaco - Good utility guy and good 24/25 man guy.

    28. Drew - Overpaid but hopefully like all Boras clients, he is playing for a contract and a bridge to Bogaerts.

    29. Gomez - AAAA player.

    30. Holt - Young and talented. AAA this year.

    31. Iglesias - Can't hit. Will be traded by the end of the year. Bogaerts is ahead of him.

    32. Middlebrooks - Rock at 3B. Great power.

    33. Pedroia- Team leader and lifetime Red Sox player.

    34. Ellsbury - Let him walk after this year or trade at deadline. Not worth the money he will ask for. Already 29 and outside of 2011, what has he done?

    35. Gomes - Overpaid by a longshot. Will his signing block Brentz?

    36. Hassan - No room.

    37. Kalish - All talk no action? Probably last year to prove himself with Brentz and Bradley in wings.

    38. Nava - AAAA player.

    39. Victorino - Overpaid, but should be a good mentor to JBJ in 2014 and 2015.

    40. Ortiz - Overpaid. How will he recover from injury at his age?

     
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    I just saw it on MLB TRADE RUMORS.Boston is going to scout him.Does anybody want them to sign him.He was throwing 92-93 mph.He is 36 years old.So he fits but his Yankee years were not good for era.He did win 14 games the one year.I say why not offer him a chance.


    We shouldn't be surprised, the Sox are well known for these types of moves.  It does make you wonder why Wakefield was let go after watching equal or less talent come and go ever since. 

    We need to lower our ERA and raise our OBP Ben.  Are you out there somewhere?

     
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    Minor League Contract at best with an opportunity to make the club. At this point he is a 5th starter at best. Straight fastballas I remember and did not pitch well in the American League East for the Yankees.

     
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    i would rather take a shot on jurjens who could be a steal. he is still 26 yrs old and is worth taking a shot on. 

     
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    From WEEI,com:

    Former big league infielder Alex Cora, who spent 14 years in the big leagues including four with the Red Sox from 2005-08, is now serving as the general manager of the Caguas Criollos of the Puerto Rican Winter League. Cora assembled a team that cruised to the best record in the regular season, giving him the first pick in an end-of-season draft of the players who were on the two teams that didn’t qualify for the playoff round robin.

    That pick, in turn, offered a fairly obvious prize: veteran big leaguer Javier Vazquez.

    The 36-year-old hasn’t pitched in the big leagues since 2011, choosing to stay at home for the 2012 season. But Vazquez, who sports a career 165-160 record and 4.22 ERA in 14 big league seasons, stayed in shape in 2012 by playing tennis and doing various cross-training activities, putting him in a position to prepare to pitch for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic this spring. As part of that preparation, Vazquez has now pitched in five winter league games, forging a 3.52 ERA with 30 strikeouts and six walks in 23 innings for Ponce before Cora selected him to join Caguas for the playoffs.

    In the process, he’s looked, according to Cora, like the same pitcher who dominated in the big leagues at the end of 2011. Vazquez was 5-0 with a 0.71 ERA, 36 strikeouts and three walks in 38 innings for the Marlins in September 2011, earning NL Pitcher of the Month honors in his last month in the big leagues. That was the culmination of a stretch of 19 season-ending starts in 2011, during which Vazquez went 10-5 with a 1.92 ERA, 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings and just 1.4 walks per nine. 

    “It’s the same stuff that he had towards the end of the 2011 season. In the first half, his velocity was down. He wasn’t as sharp with his cutter. Now, he’s throwing the ball hard. Javy’s a pitcher, he repeats his windup, it seems like he repeats it every time,” Cora said on WEEI’s Red Sox Hot Stove Show on Thursday night. “The ball is coming out of his hand clean. He looks good, man. He throws strikes. He’s a strike-thrower. When his stuff is about 92, like it is right now, he’s very successful because he pounds the strike zone.

    “His velocity is up. He’s in great shape,” added Cora. “Every outing, he feels better.”

    While Vazquez’s goal has been to pitch for Puerto Rico, he’s also garnered interest from big league teams while preparing for WBC play. Cora said that the Nationals and, he believes, Blue Jays have been among the teams to scout Vazquez, who is a free agent, and the Sox and other teams are expected to attend the right-hander’s playoff start for Caguas on Friday night. If the veteran continues to show the sort of stuff that he’s displayed to this point in Puerto Rico, then after the WBC, Cora feels he should be in position to choose between enticing possibilities should he want to return to the big leagues.

    “As of right now, he just wants to pitch for us and get ready for the WBC for Puerto Rico,” said Cora. “Like I’ve been telling people, it’s up to him. If he wants to pitch, somebody will offer him a good contract and he’ll be in a good situation.” 

     
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    From WEEI,com:

    Former big league infielder Alex Cora, who spent 14 years in the big leagues including four with the Red Sox from 2005-08, is now serving as the general manager of the Caguas Criollos of the Puerto Rican Winter League. Cora assembled a team that cruised to the best record in the regular season, giving him the first pick in an end-of-season draft of the players who were on the two teams that didn’t qualify for the playoff round robin.

    That pick, in turn, offered a fairly obvious prize: veteran big leaguer Javier Vazquez.

    The 36-year-old hasn’t pitched in the big leagues since 2011, choosing to stay at home for the 2012 season. But Vazquez, who sports a career 165-160 record and 4.22 ERA in 14 big league seasons, stayed in shape in 2012 by playing tennis and doing various cross-training activities, putting him in a position to prepare to pitch for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic this spring. As part of that preparation, Vazquez has now pitched in five winter league games, forging a 3.52 ERA with 30 strikeouts and six walks in 23 innings for Ponce before Cora selected him to join Caguas for the playoffs.

    In the process, he’s looked, according to Cora, like the same pitcher who dominated in the big leagues at the end of 2011. Vazquez was 5-0 with a 0.71 ERA, 36 strikeouts and three walks in 38 innings for the Marlins in September 2011, earning NL Pitcher of the Month honors in his last month in the big leagues. That was the culmination of a stretch of 19 season-ending starts in 2011, during which Vazquez went 10-5 with a 1.92 ERA, 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings and just 1.4 walks per nine. 

    “It’s the same stuff that he had towards the end of the 2011 season. In the first half, his velocity was down. He wasn’t as sharp with his cutter. Now, he’s throwing the ball hard. Javy’s a pitcher, he repeats his windup, it seems like he repeats it every time,” Cora said on WEEI’s Red Sox Hot Stove Show on Thursday night. “The ball is coming out of his hand clean. He looks good, man. He throws strikes. He’s a strike-thrower. When his stuff is about 92, like it is right now, he’s very successful because he pounds the strike zone.

    “His velocity is up. He’s in great shape,” added Cora. “Every outing, he feels better.”

    While Vazquez’s goal has been to pitch for Puerto Rico, he’s also garnered interest from big league teams while preparing for WBC play. Cora said that the Nationals and, he believes, Blue Jays have been among the teams to scout Vazquez, who is a free agent, and the Sox and other teams are expected to attend the right-hander’s playoff start for Caguas on Friday night. If the veteran continues to show the sort of stuff that he’s displayed to this point in Puerto Rico, then after the WBC, Cora feels he should be in position to choose between enticing possibilities should he want to return to the big leagues.

    “As of right now, he just wants to pitch for us and get ready for the WBC for Puerto Rico,” said Cora. “Like I’ve been telling people, it’s up to him. If he wants to pitch, somebody will offer him a good contract and he’ll be in a good situation.” 




    Good Info thanx, at least he is staying in shape and has positive goals. Now i am thinking maybe he is worth a shot, but the sox will need to find a spot for him on the roster. Better already mention a minor league and an invite to camp.

     
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