In a post I wrote about Nate Robertson, who is 2-0 with a 2.20 ERA, 11Ks and a 1.29 WHIP after three starts, I made a note of Javy Vazquez and his numbers from the AL to the NL. Now, he is back in the AL, more specifically, the AL East. He has been mediocre at best this season and it may be time to sell high on him. The last two times he has made this transition, he has preformed very poorly.
2003 Expos (Remember when they had a team?): 13-12, 3.24 ERA, 241 K, 1.11 WHIP, 9.4 K/9
2004 Yankees: 14-10, 4.91, 150, 1.29, 6.8
2005 D-Backs: 11-15, 4.42, 192, 1.25, 8.0
2006 White Sox: 11-12, 4.84, 184, 1.29, 8.2
Now, while he didn’t pitch that badly with the Yankees the first time around, but he started off hot and then cooled way down as the season went on. That carried to the White Sox in 2006 (although he did have a good season in 2007) and looks like it is carrying over to 2010. As I mentioned before, it may be time to sell high. Throw him in as a key pitcher in a bigger deal that you want to get done. There is more risk in keeping him until it is too late than there is in trading him now for a player that could win you a championship.