Today the Yankee$ reacquired starting pitcher Javier Vazquez (pictured) for a prospect and namely spot starter Melky Cabrera who went to the Braves. Due to this, this day, December 22, 2009 may live in infamy since I think it has the potential to be a stupid, hasty move. Consider that last year at this time, Traitor Tex, formerly of the Los Angeles Angels and Braves,ásigned his massive mercenary contract with the Bronx Billionaires-i.e. the Yankee$. What a difference a year makes. Not only did the Yankees reacquire a pitcher that didn't exactly light it up the first time he went there (14-10 4.91 ERA including nothing in the postseason to speak of), but in doing so, they also added to their supposedly shrinking payroll. Vazquez made $11.5 million in 2009 compared to Cabrera's $1.4 millio ...
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