j_d_mcnugent wrote:the yankees sent cash, but apparently it wasnt specifically tied to vazquez. the d-back are doing everything they can to keep that cash but i think they are going to have to eat some of the contract, take back a bad contract, or send out a cheap player in addition to vazquez if they are serious about trading him. even in a crazy market there shouldnt be many suitors for him at 2 years 24 million remaining.
Thanks for the clarification.
As much as I think he'd be a good fit there's no way he's worth $12mil/year.
j_d_mcnugent wrote:tavarez is gone. not offered arby. they were interested in bringing him back as a 6th-7th inning guy but not as a setup man. i have no idea what they are going to do for relievers but i hear they are trying to get looper on the cheap side. let him rebuild value as a setup man on a one year deal. most of the free agent relievers dont impress me much. i was hoping that if we signed a starting pitcher and traded marquis we would somehow get a reliever in addition to a position player.
Maybe it's just me, but I'm not really losing much sleep over the guys they lost in the pen given the way '05 ended and I always thought that they were all pitching over their collective heads in '04. What I am
worried about is who they're going to get to fill the pen. Like you said the FA market for RP isn't strong and it's been completely
thrown out of whack by the Blue Jays and Mets.