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 Post subject: Bucs no longer trying to sign Vazquez
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:18 pm 
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They signed him today for two years. Didn't get dollar amounts though.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucs no longer trying to sign Vazquez
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:29 pm 
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The Pirates this afternoon completed the signing of free-agent utility infielder Ramon Vazquez to a two-year contract worth a total of $4 million.

Vazquez, 32, is coming off a season with the Texas Rangers in which he batted a career-high .290 -- well above his overall career average of .257 -- with six home runs, 18 doubles and 40 RBIs in 300 at-bats. He also played all four infield positions, including 26 games at shortstop.


http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08347/934788-100.stm

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 Post subject: Re: Bucs no longer trying to sign Vazquez
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:23 pm 
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Bye bye Jack?


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 Post subject: Re: Bucs no longer trying to sign Vazquez
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:14 am 
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Jeremy wrote:
Bye bye Jack?

Hardly. Vazquez is being brought in as a utility infielder, a la Gomez of last year.

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 Post subject: Re: Bucs no longer trying to sign Vazquez
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:20 am 
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Willton wrote:
Jeremy wrote:
Bye bye Jack?

Hardly. Vazquez is being brought in as a utility infielder, a la Gomez of last year.


I hope youre right, and you probably are, but why do I think youre looking at our next starting second baseman? :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Bucs no longer trying to sign Vazquez
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:44 am 
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Kingston wrote:
Willton wrote:
Jeremy wrote:
Bye bye Jack?

Hardly. Vazquez is being brought in as a utility infielder, a la Gomez of last year.


I hope youre right, and you probably are, but why do I think youre looking at our next starting second baseman? :shock:

Because you don't have enough faith in Sanchez's staying power as others here.

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 Post subject: Re: Bucs no longer trying to sign Vazquez
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:08 am 
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Willton wrote:
Jeremy wrote:
Bye bye Jack?

Hardly. Vazquez is being brought in as a utility infielder, a la Gomez of last year.


I'm viewing Vazquez more as a late inning PH who will be able to spot start on occassion. What I worry about is him being the only left handed bat off of the bench. I don't see him being able to give us the production Minky did in the same role last year. Vazquez had a career year last year and was only able to match Minky's typically average one. This is a downgrade to the bench in my opinion unless there are more moves on the way. And yes, I'm factoring Morgan into the mix.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucs no longer trying to sign Vazquez
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Argentum wrote:
Willton wrote:
Jeremy wrote:
Bye bye Jack?

Hardly. Vazquez is being brought in as a utility infielder, a la Gomez of last year.


I'm viewing Vazquez more as a late inning PH who will be able to spot start on occassion. What I worry about is him being the only left handed bat off of the bench. I don't see him being able to give us the production Minky did in the same role last year. Vazquez had a career year last year and was only able to match Minky's typically average one. This is a downgrade to the bench in my opinion unless there are more moves on the way. And yes, I'm factoring Morgan into the mix.


Moss will probably be on the bench too, if there is a right handed OFer added to the lineup and if McCutchen comes up

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 Post subject: Re: Bucs no longer trying to sign Vazquez
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I see Vazquez as 3b insurance. There are no proven candidates there, and I am not at all sold in LaRoche.

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