Reports have it that Randy Levine has called off negotiations with the DBacks for the Big Unit, owing to the “outsized” demands of the Arizonas. Offers from the Bronx included Vazquez, Halsey, Graman, and cash to pay some large portion of their salaries. Gamesmanship? We shall see. But the DBacks turned down a reasonably good deal, in our opinion. A return to the NL might be just what Vazquez needs, and Halsey is a legit prospect (see Ted Lilly). Put ‘em together and you have 20-30 wins a season for some time, and at a subsidized rate. Instead they’ve got a moody 39 year old who wants out, and few places to send him. Much ado.