Okay, now that SF has said his peace—who needs therapy when you co-author a blog?—let’s move on to brass tacks: will this be a good deal for the Yanks if it goes down?
Pros: the Yanks get the best pitcher in MLB. If he can stay healthy, they will be the prohibitive favorites to win it all.
Cons: Vazquez, just a year ago, was to be the centerpiece of a newer, younger rotation. He had a crappy year, but he’s young and healthy and puts up innings. There’s a huge potential upside there. And of course the Unit is 41 and makes gobs of money, and now the Yanks are extending that contract for even more gobs of money. They also lose the heir apparent to Posada, the bluest chip in their minor league system. But let’s face it, they can afford to go out and buy a new catcher when the time comes.