Thursday, February 18, 2010

Can Javy Vazquez reward Yankees faith?

I have my doubts about Javier Vazquez given his previous collapse in the pinstripes. But I hope I'm wrong.

Media reports describe Vazquez as excited and thrilled to be back with the New York Yankees. He seems ready to redeem himself for the disappearing act in the second half of 2004 and his horrendous playoff performance. And he is getting a lot of support from the Yankees organization, from Brian Cashman who made the trade to get him back to the Bronx, to Joe Girardi who praised him as more than a fourth starter, to Jorge Posada who noted that he was a strong contender for the National League Cy Young award last year.

Is it enough to have the support of your manager, general manager and teammates? Vazquez better hope so because Yankee fans will be all over him at the first sign of faltering. Vazquez has no margin for error given that his worst moment came in a series that allowed the Boston Red Sox to step over the Yanks on their way to their first World Series in 86 years. There will be no honeymoon period so let's hope Vazquez has the stuff and guts to reward the Yankees faith.

Thanks to Kevin.Ward via Wikipedia for the photo.

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