quicksilver8 wrote:I'm old school hatin' Vazquez guy...so I'll stick to my guns...
I don't like him to even come close to his expo glory days...
Definite bench material and waiver material if there is someone better available.
you must be joking
that is Vaz's K/bb ratio
17/4 might be the BEST K/BB ratio as of right now in the ENTIRE major leagues. (exception of Willis and Beckett).
In 2003 vaz had 58K/5BB in April and ended up something like 240K/55BB
Right now Vaz has 17K/4BB and that my friends is one HELL of a K/bb ratio.
There is no way that a guy with that kind of ratio can keep an ERA of over 10 going, let alone an ERA over 5.
You can't strike 200 guys out or have a K/BB ratio of of 4/1 like vaz has, and keep an ERA over 5.
show me one guy in history who had a K/bb ratio that good and had an ERA over 4.50????????????????? find one with an ERA over 4. its gonna be hard.
Vazquez might be giving up a lot of runs right now, but he is looking real good otherwise.
Dropping vaz? that would be ridiculus
and don't trade him, no1 is gonna give u fair value.
I hate to compare Vazquez to Santana but I have to in this case.
Last season Santana was downright horrible in April and May, and a lot of people on here said Drop him or trade him. I said NO, you DO NOT trade or drop a guy who has the stuff Santana has and above all else In april and may santan's K/BB ratio was 54/19.
I said there is no way santana keeps an ERA over 5 with those kind of ratios, its a fluke, he is pitching fine.
then what happen?
santana went off like no1 could have imagined.
Im not saying Vazquez is as good as Santana (although just 1 season ago, he was being taken ahead of santana in drafts)
im not saying vazquez is gonna go 20-0 with an ERA below 2 for the rest of the year.
I am simply saying that Vazquez K/BB ratio is reminding me a lot of his 2003 year 241/57
Vazquez is going to get going, he already has the strikeouts going, he might lead the majors in K's, I'm not sure.
Vazquez is going to strike out over 200 batters this year just like he did in 2003 and 2001. With that kind of dominance you can not have an ERA worse then 4.
dropping vazquez would not be a smart move at all. you will regret ur decision. He is slowly but surely coming around.
wait and see