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Why Javier Vazquez’s Trade Back To The New York Yankees Makes No Sense

Associated Press has reported that the New York Yankees have re-acquired right-handed pitcher Javier Vazquez, who spent last season with the Atlanta Braves.

Vazquez will head to New York, with outfielder Melky Cabrera going to the Braves.

Sure, Vazquez had a strong season in 2009, and was one of the top pitchers in the National League. He went 15-10 with a 2.87 ERA and 238 strikeouts, helping Atlanta stay in wild-card contention until September.

He even finished fourth in the NL Cy Young balloting.

But haven't the Yankees seen this guy before already?

Back in 2004, Vazquez spent one miserable season in the Bronx, and was one of the culprits in the biggest collapse in baseball postseason history.

Yes, he was an All-Star with the ...

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