Though he stated he would probably retire after the 2011 season, Javier Vazquez still surprised many when he stayed to his word. He came off a solid season in 2011 with an even more impressive finish. For the Marlins, he was 13-11, 3.67 in 32 starts with a 1.183 WHIP. Of course, New York fans will remember him for his less than impressive two separate seasons with the Yankees in 2004 and 2010. However, at age 36, he can still provide depth to a good rotation.
The question remains of whether Vazquez wants to pitch again. There was a story on www.baseballreference.com that stated he was considering pitching again. Looking at his career numbers, he has pitched consistently enough to get a chance. Outside of his 11-15, 4.42 season of 2005 with the White Sox, he has had very good seasons every other season since 2001. Kind of like Bret Saberhagen during the odd seasons from 1985-1991. In 2001, he was 16-11, 3.42 for Montreal. A