Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. That is probably what Brian Cashman mumbled to himself last night after Javier Vazquez went 5 2/3 giving up 8 hits, 8 runs, 8 earned runs, 3 walks and picking up the loss. He didn’t skip a beat from his last appearance with the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS when he tossed 2 innings and gave up the back-breaking Grand Slam to Johnny Damon in the 2nd inning.
I hated this trade with a passion. It’s like having sex with a really hot chick after you know she has herpes. Back in 2004 the Yankees traded for Javier Vazquez and gave him a $44.5 million contract. Javey was an upcoming pitcher, with great ‘stuff’, he looked great on paper, but he played for the Montreal Expos so no knew his deep dark secret that he actually sucked. So it’s like dating a really hot chick with fake tits, it appears great, almost too good to be true, things go well for months – Javey made the All-Star in 2004 – then one day you look for a candy bar in her purse and find her valtrex. Phew! You call it off before you get burned (literally). The Yankees realized the 2nd half of the year that he couldn’t pitch in the AL and the straw that broke the camels back was Game 7 of the ALCS. In 2005 they traded him to the White Sox, which is like ditching your girl before you contract the herp. So my question that I pose to Brian Cashman is if you knew your ex-girlfriend has herpes would you start dating her again? No way. Then why did you trade for Javier again, did you not go to health class? Herpes is for life man.