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Analyzing the Javier Vazquez-Melky Cabrera Trade

acquiring Javier Vazquez, the Yankees are addressing one of their more pressing needs this winter: more starting pitching.

By acquiring Vazquez, they sure picked up a good one. Vazquez is coming off the best season of his career with the Braves and was one of the top starting pitchers in the National League last season.

On paper, the Yankees now have a starting rotation comparable to that of the Red Sox.

But you have to wonder how Vazquez will fare with the Yankees. Vazquez was a bust for the Yankees back in 2004, and now he will be moving out of the cozy NL East and into the potent AL East.

In many ways, it's like moving from junior varsity to varsity. In that respect, I would expect Vazquez's numbers to go up from last ...

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