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New York Yankees: Javier Vazquez and the Illusion of Success

his return to the Bronx this season, Javier Vazquez was clearly a divisive figure among Yankee fans.

Some saw the potential in the one-time Yankee, thinking that the man who dominated for the Braves in 2009 after finishing fourth in National League Cy Young voting had learned enough since his uneven 2004 stint in pinstripes to be a solid back end of the rotation starter. After all, the rotation was much stronger this time around, lessening the pressure on Vazquez to be a front of the rotation type starter.

To others though, the lasting images of Vazquez entering to salvage Kevin Brown's terrible outing in Game Seven of the fateful 2004 ALCS, but instead pouring gallons of fuel onto the fire, were enough to conjure nightmares for Yankee ...

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