Spanish Links: Vazquez, Wandy, Jorge Vazquez

Links in Spanish about three jugadores who don't know where they'll be a year from now…

  • Javier Vazquez received calls from two general managers this offseason, and his agent received calls from others, the pitcher told Esteban Pagán Rivera at the Puerto Rican paper Primera Hora. Vazquez says he was frank with his suitors, saying, "I haven't felt the slightest itch to play. But I haven't announced my retirement because who knows if, three months or a year from now, I get the urge to play again."
  • Wandy Rodriguez is approaching this offseason's trade rumors as if he were a soldier and the Astros were his army, the 33-year-old lefty told Juan Mercado from the Dominican daily El Día. "Wherever they send me, that's where I'll go, since I don't have any city in particular (in mind)," Rodriguez said. The Astros originally signed Rodriguez as an international free agent in 1999, and he says he appreciates the team that "opened the doors" for him to make it to the majors. "Now, if they decide to trade me, the only thing to do is accept it and leave."
  • Slugging Yankee prospect Jorge Vazquez is growing impatient with the minor leagues and would like to try Japan or Korea if there's not a place for him in the major leagues, according to the president of the Mexican League's Tigres de Quintana Roo, where Vazquez played in 2007 and 2008. "If they don't give him an opportunity this year, he wants them to trade him, or to go to [play] baseball in the east," Cuauhtémoc "Chito" Rodríguez told Fernando Ballesteros at Puro Béisbol. "He doesn't want to continue on in Triple A anymore, not just with the Yankees, but with any other organization as well." Vazquez made a case for being MLB-ready in 2011, putting up a .262/.314/.516 line with 32 homers at Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

8 Responses to Spanish Links: Vazquez, Wandy, Jorge Vazquez Leave a Reply

  1. EdinsonPickle 3 years ago

    I wouldn’t exactly call Jorge Vazquez a “prospect”. He is thirty years old after all.

    • Lastings 3 years ago

       …And his 166 Ks and .314 OBP isn’t really impressive. He is a Mexican Mike Hessman…

      • EdinsonPickle 3 years ago

        This is very true. Aside from his power numbers, there isn’t a whole lot to get excited for with this guy.

  2. Jake White 3 years ago

    I would have handed Vazquez the Yankees’ DH job.  If he sucked, cut ties… no loss.  Can’t do worse than Ibanez will.

    • d32123 3 years ago

      Andruw Jones is a better option at DH than Vazquez.

  3. JacksTigers 3 years ago

     He’s 30. He’s tired of the minors. He wants to progress with his career. What’s your problem with him? You’re telling me that you wouldn’t grow impatient?

  4. I don’t see a home for him on the Cards.

  5. mattinglyfan 3 years ago

    Agreed. He’s not getting any younger, and I’m sure he wants some financial security.

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