Vazquez Would Like To Pitch For Marlins

Javier Vazquez has told associates that he’d like to pitch for the Marlins, according to Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The right-hander would like to return to the National League and Florida has added appeal, since Miami is relatively close to Puerto Rico, his home country.

Vazquez has become the Marlins’ top pitching target, but they may not be able to afford him. Rodriguez hears that Vazquez has received some offers that could price him out of the Marlins’ grasp. After struggling through the 2010 season, Vazquez wasn’t expecting to see offers like the ones he’s getting, though it's unclear what those offers actually look like.


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105 Comments on "Vazquez Would Like To Pitch For Marlins"


DempseyK
4 years 9 months ago

they are talking around 11 mill per year for Pavano, yet they cant afford Vasquez? What types of offers is he getting?

$1742854
4 years 9 months ago

NOTE to Ben N-S: Puerto Rico is not a country.

4 years 9 months ago

Thank you! I was about to write that but figured people wouldn’t get it.

penpaper
4 years 9 months ago

Whoa, there, wise guy!

penpaper
4 years 9 months ago

Whoa, there, wise guy!

4 years 9 months ago

get him, now.

4 years 9 months ago

Trade Gabby Sanchez and Ricky Nolasco for Justin Upton. and Sign Vazquez to replace nolasco. HE DOES GREAT IN THE NL EAST!

$1529282
4 years 9 months ago

Why did you post this as two different names…? And why do you think Sanchez and Nolasco would get anything but laughter from Kevin Towers?

Add four players to that deal and maybe then you’ll get Upton. Yesterday’s “speculation” from a GM that Morrison and Nolasco would get it done is absolutely laughable.

marlinsfanatic
4 years 9 months ago

I don’t see a problem with Nolasco and Gaby but that will not even come close to getting him. I’m guessing Nolasco, Gaby, Kyle Skipworth and Chad James and maybe one more prospect. Dbacks get a good Starter and solid all around 1B and two of the Marlins top prospects.

$1529282
4 years 9 months ago

I think you have to take out Sanchez and add in Morrison, even in that package, unless Arizona specifically likes Gaby better for some reason.

jwsox
4 years 9 months ago

not laughable at all, the dbacks gm said he wants to win the deal…in other words he wants to be able to say “well if i turn this deal down ill get fired” considering he does not have to trade him it makes sense to get as much as possible..

jwsox
4 years 9 months ago

not laughable at all, the dbacks gm said he wants to win the deal…in other words he wants to be able to say “well if i turn this deal down ill get fired” considering he does not have to trade him it makes sense to get as much as possible..

4 years 9 months ago

your laughable

$1529282
4 years 9 months ago

You’re actually “liking” your own posts with your other account?

…Honestly?

4 years 9 months ago

It also creates the illusion that there are more than one Marlins fan out there.

4 years 9 months ago

i was signed in with my sons account

$1529282
4 years 9 months ago

You’re old enough to have a son who’s old enough to post on here… and you still type like a 13-year-old, make insults like a 9-year-old, and don’t know the difference between “your” and “you’re”?

I feel bad for you son.

moonraker45
4 years 9 months ago

that was kinda mean, but super hilarious.

moonraker45
4 years 9 months ago

that was kinda mean, but super hilarious.

Just_MLB
4 years 9 months ago

are u that harsh on every 26 year old Marlin fan ?!!?

Just_MLB
4 years 9 months ago

are u that harsh on every 26 year old Marlin fan ?!!?

4 years 9 months ago

Trade Gabby Sanchez and Ricky Nolasco for Justin Upton. and Sign Vazquez to replace nolasco. HE DOES GREAT IN THE NL EAST!

4 years 9 months ago

Yeah, Nolasco and Sanchez isn’t landing the Marlins Justin Upton. BJ Upton, but not the younger brother.

4 years 9 months ago

Nolasco Sanchez Skipworth and a prospect would sure as hell get it done

$1529282
4 years 9 months ago

Nope. Try again.

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 9 months ago

Why doesn’t Vazquez just finish his career playing in Puerto Rico if he wants to be there so much?

4 years 9 months ago

Bitter Yankees fan?

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 9 months ago

What is their to be bitter about? The guy was crap and he parted ways

Just_MLB
4 years 9 months ago

probably cuz vasquez has about another 15-20 million dollars to make before he retires…

damn if ur mad about javy i can imagine how u feel about AJ !

BaseballFanatic0707
4 years 9 months ago

If Javier Vazquez gets multi-million dollars and/or multi-million years, then shame on that GM.

It isn’t a guarantee he will return to his form of 2 years ago if he returns to the NL. He should not be seeing grand offers at all.

$1529282
4 years 9 months ago

So you think Vazquez should sign a minor league deal because of one bad season?

4 years 9 months ago

Yeah, pretty thin market. Him getting a multi-year offer shouldn’t be all that surprising, he’s an innings eater that almost never gets hurt, and he’s always been better in the NL.

But I’d be worried about his dip in velocity…

4 years 9 months ago

I feel he’s a candidate for a one year deal, worth something like 10 million. This guy has been a relatively consistent pitcher his entire career, and one bad year isn’t going to hurt him as much as you imply.

baseballz
4 years 9 months ago

10 million ? After last year and his own admissions that his arm is having serious problem? I would bet Vasquez is going to have rotator cuff surgery before next season is over guarenteed. His velocity drop and command problems are just to blatent indicators that something is seriously wrong. I hope im wrong and the Marlins sign him, but hopefully they reduce their risk by offering a more incentive laden contract.

MetsEventually
4 years 9 months ago

Gah…I was hoping the Mets would make a pitch for Vazquez…fly ball pitcher in Citi field and in the NL East would be real helpful.

Kaiser_Wilhelm_II
4 years 9 months ago

Come on, Cardinals should be all over this………….

Or Brandon Webb…………..

Get it done Mo.

chaifetz10
4 years 9 months ago

For what purpose? 6th starter? If he wants a deal more than 5 mil, the Cardinals would not have a spot for him right off the bat.

Kaiser_Wilhelm_II
4 years 9 months ago

Loshe-Replacement (wishful thinking.)

$1529282
4 years 9 months ago

Lohse and that contract aren’t going anywhere…

Kaiser_Wilhelm_II
4 years 9 months ago

^ except to the bullpen/DL

4 years 9 months ago

I really hope the marlins can get it done. 3yrs 25 mil should get it dont i think

$1529282
4 years 9 months ago

This is a joke account… right?

4 years 9 months ago

nope its not…r u a joke?

4 years 9 months ago

wow, how witty.

4 years 9 months ago

Troll

4 years 9 months ago

Troll

marlinsfanatic
4 years 9 months ago

seriously wayyyyyy to much.

$1529282
4 years 9 months ago

Only in years and dollars.

4 years 9 months ago

thats waht hes gonna end up getting

Ian_Smell
4 years 9 months ago

But everything else is OK.

4 years 9 months ago

He can do whatever he wants to do so long as I don’t see him in pinstripes ever again. He can go pitch in Zimbabwe for all I care.

4 years 9 months ago

why would the d backs not take nolasco and sanchez? tahst better than any other offer they would get…ellsbury and bard aint happening.

4 years 9 months ago

Because Nolasco would likely get hammered in that park and doesn’t have much time left on his deal and Sanchez is basically a right-handed Adam LaRoche with worse defense….

WrigleyTerror37
4 years 9 months ago

But Sanchez is still young and i belive under control for about 3 more years? and hes right handed so maybe he can platoon with B.Allen if Arizona doesn’t sign Paul Ko, or another 1st Base man.

NL_East_Rivalry
4 years 9 months ago

Upton is under control for 5 more years and doesn’t have to platoon.

WrigleyTerror37
4 years 9 months ago

I was talking about Sanchez. sorry i was un clear.

WrigleyTerror37
4 years 9 months ago

I was talking about Sanchez. sorry i was un clear.

$1529282
4 years 9 months ago

So they take two years of Nolasco and a platoon first baseman for one of the best young outfielders in the game who’s locked up for the next five years at just $49M?

What about that scenario makes any sense?

WrigleyTerror37
4 years 9 months ago

Acorrding to the artical and what the marlin fans are saying on this; That thats what Towers was asking for. (or somthing close). But what other people have pointed out that this would have to be the starting point, with prospects involved.

WrigleyTerror37
4 years 9 months ago

Acorrding to the artical and what the marlin fans are saying on this; That thats what Towers was asking for. (or somthing close). But what other people have pointed out that this would have to be the starting point, with prospects involved.

4 years 9 months ago

There’s nothing wrong with those two players, but with what you want, you’re going to have to give up quite a bit more than you seem to think. I would get on Tony’s account and respond negatively to this remark.

Manganzon
4 years 9 months ago

Ben — Puerto Rico is not a country; it is part of the United States.

NL_East_Rivalry
4 years 9 months ago

I bet you think the Philippines are apart of the US too, huh? Guam? Alaska? ha!

NL_East_Rivalry
4 years 9 months ago

Sorry, was bored.

foxtown
4 years 9 months ago

I can see that you’re trying to be sarcastic but the Philippines actually aren’t part of the US anymore. They’ve been independent since 1946.

NL_East_Rivalry
4 years 9 months ago

I know, but the list looked a bit too short without them.

NL_East_Rivalry
4 years 9 months ago

I know, but the list looked a bit too short without them.

foxtown
4 years 9 months ago

I can see that you’re trying to be sarcastic but the Philippines actually aren’t part of the US anymore. They’ve been independent since 1946.

WrigleyTerror37
4 years 9 months ago

If he signs it would be a great deal on both sides. Then marlins need to fill some more holes… Marlin fans whats ur opinion on trading Nuez?? And what would u want in return?

4 years 9 months ago

i think we used him wrong last year, and we should hang on to him. our bullpen looks great with nunez in it. with him gone, we still need to add.

WrigleyTerror37
4 years 9 months ago

Thats what i was thinking. The Marlins could keep Nuez and aquire a couple of pices threw FA. Correct me if im wrong but the marlins look like this so far…
C J.Buck, J.Baker
1b G.Sanchez, L.Morrison
2b/3b O.Infante/C.Coghlan
SS Hanly Ramirez
OF M.Stantion
OF E.Bonifacio
OFL.Morrison

And for Rotaion
J.Johnson
R.Nolasco
A.Sanchez
C.Volstad
A.Sanabia

Now say they Aquirre J.Vasquez and a Outfielder lets say R.Ankil (he might fit IMO)
Then E.Bonifacio becomes a Super Utillity. And posability A.Sanabia to the pen.
Then in my opinion the Marlens will be set. With there pen 2.

4 years 9 months ago

they are still saying dominquez is in the mix for third. so, it would be gaby at first, infante at second, hanley, and dominguez to complete the infield with buck catching. they are either thinking coghlan or boni in center so far, depending on dominguez, with stanton and morrison in the corners.

if we get vasquez or pavano, i would assume sanabia goes to the pen as he has been there in the minors before.

WrigleyTerror37
4 years 9 months ago

So depending on Dominguez will deside some of the future trades. I think there set IMO. But what do you think they need or nothing at all? How do you like there Pen?

4 years 9 months ago

i just think they need a starting pitcher to fill out their rotation. it scares me that coghlan is out in cf, if that happens, but his bat is needed. a trade off for lack of cf defense i suppose. however, the defense everywhere else is improved.

4 years 9 months ago

i just think they need a starting pitcher to fill out their rotation. it scares me that coghlan is out in cf, if that happens, but his bat is needed. a trade off for lack of cf defense i suppose. however, the defense everywhere else is improved.

WrigleyTerror37
4 years 9 months ago

So depending on Dominguez will deside some of the future trades. I think there set IMO. But what do you think they need or nothing at all? How do you like there Pen?

4 years 9 months ago

they are still saying dominquez is in the mix for third. so, it would be gaby at first, infante at second, hanley, and dominguez to complete the infield with buck catching. they are either thinking coghlan or boni in center so far, depending on dominguez, with stanton and morrison in the corners.

if we get vasquez or pavano, i would assume sanabia goes to the pen as he has been there in the minors before.

NL_East_Rivalry
4 years 9 months ago

too much experience in the closing role to trade him I believe. Then again, I’m not a Marlins fan.

4 years 9 months ago

a bucket of paint, half chewed hotdog and a brown steaming bag lit on fire on marlinsfanatic/Jason J’s doorstep

The_BiRDS
4 years 9 months ago

Why?

4 years 9 months ago

Because stone cold said so!

moonraker45
4 years 9 months ago

it doesnt matter what your name is !

The_BiRDS
4 years 9 months ago

Ha ha.. but seriously and no offense to the Marlins but who says that?? “I want to pitch for the Marlins”…. I’ve thought hard about it and I’ve decided to take pitching skills to south beach.

The_BiRDS
4 years 9 months ago

Ha ha.. but seriously and no offense to the Marlins but who says that?? “I want to pitch for the Marlins”…. I’ve thought hard about it and I’ve decided to take pitching skills to south beach.

BlueJays45
4 years 9 months ago

Who would ever want to pitch for Florida?

4 years 9 months ago

hey bluejayz fan who would want to pitch for your team check the past seasons with team has a better record the jays or the fish

lazerball
4 years 9 months ago

not sure if serious

BlueJays45
4 years 9 months ago

A) We had a better record than you last season…
B) Toronto had one of the best pitching staffs last season in the AL considering they had the lowest payroll in the rotation in the league.
C) You guys have like 1000 fans at your games
D) its BlueJays45

MisterMarlin
4 years 9 months ago

A) How many rings have the Blue Jays won in the last 15 years? The Marlins have won two.
B) The Marlins have absolute studs coming up (Stanton, etc) to play alongside the best shortstop in the game
C) Josh Johnson had the lowest ERA in the NL last year
D) We’re not in the AL East!
E) We’re in Miami and not Toronto!

I wouldn’t be talking smack when you can’t get past fourht place in your own division, ever! You haven’t even made the playoffs since we came into the league and we’ve won two rings since then! So why are you talking garbage?

4 years 9 months ago

hey bluejayz fan who would want to pitch for your team check the past seasons with team has a better record the jays or the fish

BlueJays45
4 years 9 months ago

Who would ever want to pitch for Florida?

4 years 9 months ago

the marlins shuld get vicente padilla i love to see him pitch especialy when he throws the slowwww curve

4 years 9 months ago

You probably shouldn’t insult anybody. Before you do, you might want to retake first grade english.

4 years 9 months ago

the marlins shuld get vicente padilla i love to see him pitch especialy when he throws the slowwww curve

4 years 9 months ago

JUSTIN UPTON FOR GABBY SANCHEZ, RICKY NOLASCO AND A PROSPECT OR TWO WOULD GET THE DEAL DONE. ESPECIALLY IF THE D BACKS TRADE REYNOLDS…WHICH I THINK THEY WILL….SO GABBY WOULD PLAY 3RD…….I THINK THIS WOULD BE GREAT FOR BOTH SIDES.

4 years 9 months ago

bro, you have typed the same bleeping thing in 10 different spots. stop.

4 years 9 months ago

we dont need upton he could go to the yankees or red sox

4 years 9 months ago

yeah, i agree. i think it ludicrous to strip a thin team of their talent for one player that is more about potential than proven thus far.