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Postby Captain Crash » Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:22 pm

Talk is that a Javier Vazquez for Nick Johnson deal is only being held up by yes or no on including Juan Rivera - this according to a Yankees fan website and MSG.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:29 pm

You'd think that Vaz would be worth more than just Nick Johnson.

But I hope this deal goes down. Vaz only has one year left on his contract, and Johnson is a great, patient hitter. He always made pitchers work. And this also means that Giambi will be in the field.
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Re: Vazquez about to become a Yankee?

Postby nsulham » Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:37 pm

Captain Crash wrote:this according to a Yankees fan website


Yeah because we all know how reliable those fan sites are, right? :-)

I read that same fan has credible sources working on an ARod for Jeff Weaver story ;-)
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Postby ramble2 » Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:40 pm

Transmogrifier wrote:You'd think that Vaz would be worth more than just Nick Johnson.

But I hope this deal goes down. Vaz only has one year left on his contract, and Johnson is a great, patient hitter. He always made pitchers work. And this also means that Giambi will be in the field.


If this deal goes down, there are also nice consequences for fantasy players. Johnson playing in Montreal is much more likely to fly under the radar at draft time than if he is playing in NY.

If this deal happens, then Montreal becomes the favorite to sign Vlad. Minaya has been saying all year that the Expos can't keep both Vazquez and Guerrero. This would free up salary space for Guerrero.
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Postby Guest » Wed Dec 03, 2003 3:23 pm

But I hope this deal goes down. Vaz only has one year left on his contract, and Johnson is a great, patient hitter. He always made pitchers work. And this also means that Giambi will be in the field.


I don't think this deal hurts the Yanks at all. Giambi may not be a great fielder, but Nick Johnson's fielding abilities have been grossly exaggerated. We'd most likely fill the backup 1B spot with a gold-glove caliber FA like JT Snow or Travis Lee, who'd be there for their great glove only. And if they traded Nick to get Vazquez, you can rest assured they wouldn't let Vazquez leave to free agency.
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Postby Nomar4prez » Wed Dec 03, 2003 3:58 pm

Anonymous wrote:
But I hope this deal goes down. Vaz only has one year left on his contract, and Johnson is a great, patient hitter. He always made pitchers work. And this also means that Giambi will be in the field.


I don't think this deal hurts the Yanks at all. Giambi may not be a great fielder, but Nick Johnson's fielding abilities have been grossly exaggerated. We'd most likely fill the backup 1B spot with a gold-glove caliber FA like JT Snow or Travis Lee, who'd be there for their great glove only. And if they traded Nick to get Vazquez, you can rest assured they wouldn't let Vazquez leave to free agency.


I think what he means by Giambi's having to play the field is that he could easily reinjure that knee, and have to spend part of the season on the DL.
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Postby blankman » Wed Dec 03, 2003 4:40 pm

IMO, its a good trade for the Yanks, as long as they grab a great fielding backup 1B and give Giambi regular days off at 1B and DH him.
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Postby MikeeDee » Wed Dec 03, 2003 10:02 pm

I can already see Giambi do the karate-kid crane one leg thing at first. From what i understand his knees won't permit him to play a full season at 1st. if this deal goes through, it might actually hurt the Yankees more than help them. You don't plug a hole by creating a new one......
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