I've been on record saying that I am a fan of the deal that brought Javier Vazquez to the Yankees for Melky Cabrera, Michael Dunn, and Arodys Vizcaino. Yes, giving up Vizcaino hurt, but Vazquez is a top-notch pitcher so it was worth it to give up real talent for him. You have to give up value to get you value in return. Add in the fact that the Yankees could possibly get draft picks back for Vazquez after the 2010 season, and that helps make up for the loss of the Yankees' top pitching prospect. In fact, if the Yankees do obtain draft picks when Vazquez leaves, those players could arrive in the majors before the young Arodys Vizcaino.á I've thought about the trade a lot, and have decided that the success and necessity of this deal can and should be gauged on the health of Ben Sheets. The ...
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