Found January 15, 2013 on NESN.com:
It’s amazing what can come from a scarce pitching market. As the list of available hurlers — which was not all that impressive to begin with — dwindles even more this offseason, arguably the biggest news we’re getting slapped with is Javier Vazquez touching 95 mph on the radar gun down in Puerto Rico. And yes, believe it or not, people are getting pretty fired up about it. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported over the weekend that the Nationals have expressed “heavy interest” in Vazquez, who sat out the 2012 season after a nice campaign with the Marlins in 2011. They’re not alone in their interest either, as a few other teams, including the Red Sox, have reportedly sent scouts down to check out Vazquez. But while Vazquez has some upside — something few pitchers remaining on the open market can claim to possess — and, by all accounts, has looked impressive during his winter ball stint, teams would be wise to contain their excitement and temper expectations when it...
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