I have tried to trade him, along with either Edgardo Alfonzo or Orlando Cabrera etc. for - Jeter, Jason Giambi, Nomar and Klesko.
I guess I am aiming a little too high. It sucks now because I could replace him so easy with the pitchers available in my league, like Brian Lawrence, Doug Davis, Randy Wolf, Matt Clement and Todd Ritchie to name a few.
A stacked waiver wire makes trading harder, but I don't think someone is the Klesko range is aiming too high. Try waiting a bit until he picks up a win or too - maybe then interest will be higher. He's a stud who carries much less risk than the others you mention; someone is bound to realize that soon.
That's annoying how he pitches so great and doesn't win. Like against the Mets, only one un allowed but it wasn't enough, the Expos must suck, I have read about there situation and it doesn't sound good.
And today the Expos won 5-4 but he didn't get the win.
Could you please explain how that works? I guess it depends on which pitchers give up the runs, but I haven't worked it out yet.
Love the avatar (and I bet cwebb will too)! (kudos to menyak here)
Vazquez pitched 9 innings, but when he left the game, it was still tied 3-3 (one of the runs he gave up was unearned). The game-winning run only scored in the 15th, when Tucker was pitching.
Yeah, it's annoying when a pitcher does well and doesn't get the win, either because his team doesn't score a lot of runs or, even worse, because his bullpen implodes (owners of Marlins starters know what I mean). It generally all evens out in the end, though...
And you're right - the Expos' situation isn't that great (au revoir Montreal, hello DC?), but they're not bad at the moment, sitting pretty atop the NL East.
I attempted to trade the Mets closer Benitez and the Marlins closer Nunez for Vazquez and was rejected on both occasions. The 9th place fool counter offered me with Brandon Duckworth for Benitez. It is very lonely at the top!
Someone just offered me Mike Sweeney for him. I think I should seriously consider it, because Pedro is going great and I still have Colon, Oswalt and Lieber. Sounds ok to me, but is Mike Sweeney really enough for him? Vazquez does seem to be picking it up now.
Vazquez is probably worth a little more than Sweeney, depending on the league scoring, of course. With your pitching staff, this might be worth doing if Sweeney plugs a huge hole, but I'd see if I could get a slightly highe rreturn first.