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08:15 AM ET 09.02 | Javier Vazquez is back. "We like the way Javy's been throwing the baseball," Girardi said. "We made some minor adjustments to him and it seemed to really help him. [Dustin Moseley] will go in the bullpen and as I told Dustin I can't tell you for how long you'll be in the bullpen. There might be something else we do. I just think we're going to go with Javy right now." Pitching coach Dave Eiland made an adjustment to Vazquez's motion, in particular how he raises his leg. Vazquez is 10-9 this year, his first back in the Bronx after coming over in a trade from the Braves last winter. After an awful start, the Yankees skipped him in May. He pitched well when he returned but struggled in August before getting yanked.

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Javier Vazquez, AP Javier Vazquez, AP
September 2, 2010  08:28 AM ET

This guy just cannot pitch in the AL, he doesn't need to change his mechanics he just needs to go back to the NL where he just is lights out. Expos - good, Yankees - bad, White Sox - so-so and Braves - lights out... am I missing anything there?

September 2, 2010  08:36 AM ET

Is this really newsworthy? What was the NY Post thinking?

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September 2, 2010  08:49 AM ET
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please...same with AJ burnett...guys put 6 good innings together and they've figured things out? the focus on short term sucess in baseball (one at bat..one good inning) is maddening.

Seems like he and AJ have the same problem. It's 90% mental and 10% mechanical.

September 2, 2010  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This guy just cannot pitch in the AL, he doesn't need to change his mechanics he just needs to go back to the NL where he just is lights out. Expos - good, Yankees - bad, White Sox - so-so and Braves - lights out... am I missing anything there?

he was pretty good in the Braves' rotation, and his overall numbers with ATL are good, but most of that was early in the season when his arm was fresh.

September 2, 2010  09:08 AM ET
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he was pretty good in the Braves' rotation, and his overall numbers with ATL are good, but most of that was early in the season when his arm was fresh.

uhhh, no. Vazquez's era went down as the year progessed last year with Atlanta. His era at the end of May 09 was 3.58, then a remarkably consistent 3 and change thru August and he ended the year at 2.87. ie he got better as year progressed.

September 2, 2010  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

he was pretty good in the Braves' rotation, and his overall numbers with ATL are good, but most of that was early in the season when his arm was fresh.

And by "pretty good" I guess u consider the second or third lowest era in the NL "pretty good"

September 2, 2010  09:10 AM ET

Javvy just needs his mojo back. He may have a chance to get it done.

September 2, 2010  09:20 AM ET

Hes a way better NL pitcher, I cant believe the Braves traded him after he had a great year with them

September 2, 2010  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

uhhh, no. Vazquez's era went down as the year progessed last year with Atlanta. His era at the end of May 09 was 3.58, then a remarkably consistent 3 and change thru August and he ended the year at 2.87. ie he got better as year progressed.

congrats, you win the stats contest. but watching him walk two or three guys, then have to pitch out of trouble constantly was maddening...and our offense wasn't giving him much run support either.

September 2, 2010  09:25 AM ET
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And by "pretty good" I guess u consider the second or third lowest era in the NL "pretty good"

yes, that's what i said...pretty good. but an ERA doesn't tell one all they need to know about a a pitcher.

September 2, 2010  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Is this really newsworthy? What was the NY Post thinking?

You just answered your own question....

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September 2, 2010  09:50 AM ET
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Why were the Yanks gullible(desperate) enough to pick up this guy anyway? Did they forget that he was so bad with the White Sox that they had to run him out of town? I guess one good year with a national league team merits a free years tryout back in the A.L. They should have seen this one coming

Jaret Wright and Carl Pavano think you are being simply rediculous

September 2, 2010  09:51 AM ET

Where are the articles about Jeter being done? He is hitting .266 and in a contract year. I feel all the diving into the seats and throwing his body around has caught up to him. Believe me, I am a huge Jeter fan but this should be the issue most discussed. Is the NY media afraid to say anything?

September 2, 2010  09:52 AM ET
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Where are the articles about Jeter being done? He is hitting .266 and in a contract year. I feel all the diving into the seats and throwing his body around has caught up to him. Believe me, I am a huge Jeter fan but this should be the issue most discussed. Is the NY media afraid to say anything?

See yesterday's threads. It was discussed ad naseum

September 2, 2010  10:00 AM ET

Do the Twins still play baseball? Been a long time since I saw Twins thread on here.

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September 2, 2010  10:03 AM ET
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congrats, you win the stats contest. but watching him walk two or three guys, then have to pitch out of trouble constantly was maddening...and our offense wasn't giving him much run support either.

yea, why let facts get in the way of your opinion which i guess is based on opinion

 
September 2, 2010  10:03 AM ET
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This guy just cannot pitch in the AL, he doesn't need to change his mechanics he just needs to go back to the NL where he just is lights out. Expos - good, Yankees - bad, White Sox - so-so and Braves - lights out... am I missing anything there?

He's a fly ball pitcher. He needs a home park with long fences. The league won't matter much. He gave up a bunch of HRs pitching for the D-Backs one year, so the NL won't help him if the park won't hold long flyballs.

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