Javier Vasquez To San Francisco?

Jason KimCorrespondent IMay 3, 2010

NEW YORK - APRIL 14:  Javier Vazquez #31 of the New York Yankees reacts after giving up a second run in the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on April 14, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Javier Vasquez is struggling in the American League. Period.

Someone needs to send this guy to a National League as soon as possible.

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman would trade him for prospects or a consistent arm for the American League.

Releasing him would be a big risk, as his salary is $11.5 million.

Yankees fans thought this guy could turn around and be a dependable No. 4 starter, but that proved to be wrong from what we've seen from him in April.

There are some National League teams that are in need of a starting pitcher if they want to compete this year. Teams include the Mets, Padres, and San Francisco.

The Padres' budget is too small for Vasquez's big check.

The Mets are in need of prospects right now just in case of injuries, and their system isn't deep. They also do not have a Major League player that would fit with the Yankees.

San Francisco might be his destination, as the Giants need really strong pitching to overcome their weak offense to compete for the playoffs. Imagine a rotation with Lincecum, Cain, Zito, Sanchez, and Vasquez (in the NL).

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The Giants will be able to afford him.

I don't see why the Giants can't trade Jeremy Affeldt, who is a reliable reliever in any situation for an All-Star in the NL.

Then you can put Joba Chamberlain or (in my opinion the better one) Alfredo Aceves as the No. 5 starter in the Yankees rotation.

Javier Vasquez will land on a National League team by the trade deadline, but San Francisco seems to be a strong possibility.

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