The Yankees have scouted Vazquez

Nick Cafardo passes along a tidbit of information likely to send many Yankee fans into apoplectic fits: The Yankees are among the teams who have scouted Javier Vazquez as the former Yankee contemplates a comeback. Scouts are apparently raving about what they’re seeing from Vazquez, who’s reportedly throwing his fastball in the 92-95 MPH range, but that probably doesn’t matter to many of the pinstriped faithful after Vazquez’s two, um, less than stellar tours with the Bombers.

For what it’s worth, I really don’t expect the Yankees to sign Vazquez, even though he probably won’t get any more than a minor league contract after sitting out all of 2012. Aside from the PR problems a reunion would bring, and the immense pressure Vazquez would likely be under if he did indeed take the Yankee Stadium mound again, the Nationals are said to be particularly interested in him at this point, and seem like a likely landing point for the guy who apparently just doesn’t mesh with the Bronx.

About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

7 thoughts on “The Yankees have scouted Vazquez

  1. Dear God, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Who are they going to look at next? Kevin Brown? Kenny Rogers? Hey, I hear Ed Whitson's working on a knuckleball.

  2. I'm going to pretend that they weren't interested in signing him, they just wanted to scout his stuff in case Boston or some other competitor picks him up. Yeah, that's my story and I'm sticking with it.

  3. Although I often think in the form of song lyrics, usually I keep it to myself. In this case, I really can't help it – Ozzie said it best with Black Sabbath, in their self-titled song off their debut self-titled album:

    "Oh no, no, please God help me"

  4. This makes no sense. Either somebody in their front office is trying to sabotage them or they REALLY don't have faith in Phelps and Nova.

  5. If there's anyone in the Yankee front office seriously considering signing this guy they should be fired forthwith.

  6. Fool me once shame on you, Fool me twice shame on me, Fool me three times and im just an f-ing moron