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guillen4life13
12-02-2008, 08:18 PM
I'm kind of laughing as I make this thread. Thanks for being a workhorse until it really counted.

kittle42
12-02-2008, 08:19 PM
Thank you for being awesome against the Royals and Mariners of the world.

SoxGirl4Life
12-02-2008, 08:22 PM
Umm.. thanks for the "Vazqwuez" bell on the post-game show. I'm gonna miss that

sox1970
12-02-2008, 08:24 PM
Umm.. thanks for the "Vazqwuez" bell on the post-game show. I'm gonna miss that

They need to change that to the Richards bell.

DSpivack
12-02-2008, 08:24 PM
Thanks for providing some comic relief!

LITTLE NELL
12-02-2008, 08:26 PM
Javy, you were awesome down the 08 stretch drive.

Jerome
12-02-2008, 08:31 PM
ate some innings...won us some games against the Royals

soltrain21
12-02-2008, 08:35 PM
I liked it when you would throw two hitters and strike out 14.

chisoxmike
12-02-2008, 08:35 PM
:rolling:

The Critic
12-02-2008, 08:36 PM
Thanks, Javy, for being good on a bad 07 team and bad on a good 08 team.

SoxGirl4Life
12-02-2008, 08:38 PM
Thanks, Javy, for being good on a bad 07 team and bad on a good 08 team.
Perfect summary. Cuz he was awful in 06 too.

I'm scarred for life for him giving up a grand slam to Marcus Thames in Detroit in 06.

chisoxmike
12-02-2008, 08:40 PM
I'm scarred for life for him giving up a grand slam to Marcus Thames in Detroit in 06.

I still have visions of that.

whitesox901
12-02-2008, 08:40 PM
Thanks for being good in 07', and ****ty in 06' and '08

guillensdisciple
12-02-2008, 08:41 PM
I appreciate that you were able to produce and appreciation thread on WSI...

nice job Javy!

Metalthrasher442
12-02-2008, 09:00 PM
Thanks for making a Wise three run home run look so unwise in a playoff game
=]

Sockinchisox
12-02-2008, 09:12 PM
Perfect summary. Cuz he was awful in 06 too.

I'm scarred for life for him giving up a grand slam to Marcus Thames in Detroit in 06.

Craig Monroe.

But ya, that was awful.

SoxGirl4Life
12-02-2008, 09:20 PM
Craig Monroe.

But ya, that was awful.
See? I'm so scarred I'm trying to block the memory... but I know damn well its was a nice fat pitch from Javy!

mccoydp
12-02-2008, 09:31 PM
I'm scarred for life for him giving up a grand slam to Marcus Thames in Detroit in 06.

I was trying to forget that [Craig Monroe] moment.

See you later, Javy. Don't let the door hit your butt on the way out.

WhiteSox5187
12-02-2008, 09:33 PM
A good pitcher on bad teams and a bad pitcher on a good team...well, I hope Atlanta enjoys Big Game Javy.

Brian26
12-02-2008, 09:47 PM
Funny- that Craig Monroe slam at Comerica will too be my lasting memory of Vazquez' time with the Sox. Fitting that he was placed in a completely non-pressure situation as the 5th starter on the defending World Champions and took no time in making a complete mess of himself.

turners56
12-02-2008, 09:49 PM
Thank you for going 15-7 in the most meaningless season ever.

WSox597
12-02-2008, 09:50 PM
Well Javy, at least you're much closer to Puerto Rico...

october23sp
12-02-2008, 09:51 PM
lollercoaster

chisoxfanatic
12-02-2008, 09:57 PM
Well Javy, at least you're much closer to Puerto Rico...

LOL!

Thank you for caving in whenever put in a true pressure situation.

hi im skot
12-02-2008, 09:58 PM
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j146/sschaaf/SEINFELD.gif

Frontman
12-02-2008, 10:03 PM
As I feel for any now-former White Sox player:

Thanks for the effort, and thanks for being a Sox player.

Now, do you need a ride to the airport? How about someone to pack your bags for you?

:redneck

ChiSoxGirl
12-02-2008, 10:11 PM
Umm.. thanks for the "Vazqwuez" bell on the post-game show. I'm gonna miss that

I loved that bell... always made me laugh. We gotta get Rongey to have a bell for someone else's name that's commonly mispronounced. Maybe Richards is the one like someone else mentioned?

Funny- that Craig Monroe slam at Comerica will too be my lasting memory of Vazquez' time with the Sox. Fitting that he was placed in a completely non-pressure situation as the 5th starter on the defending World Champions and took no time in making a complete mess of himself.

If that was the series at the end of July, I was actually on my way up to Detroit for the finale and heard the call on the radio. Made me sick.

sox1970
12-02-2008, 10:14 PM
I loved that bell... always made me laugh. We gotta get Rongey to have a bell for someone else's name that's commonly mispronounced. Maybe Richards is the one like someone else mentioned?

Rongey mentioned earlier that if Jeff Marquez makes the team, it'll be the Marqwez bell.

arKnaD7
12-02-2008, 10:18 PM
I'll stay positive.

Thanks for pitching a lot of innings and piling up many "K"s.

sox1970
12-02-2008, 10:23 PM
I did see his last good game with the Sox. 9/14 vs. Det. Game 1 of the DH. I think there were about 100 fans there the first 5 innings. :D:

ChiSoxGirl
12-02-2008, 10:23 PM
Rongey mentioned earlier that if Jeff Marquez makes the team, it'll be the Marqwez bell.

Excellent! Then here's to Jeff Marquez making the club. :cheers:

hi im skot
12-02-2008, 10:24 PM
I did see his last good game with the Sox. 9/14 vs. Det. Game 1 of the DH. I think there were about 100 fans there the first 5 innings. :D:

That was a good one. I think I was one of 10 people in the upper deck.

getonbckthr
12-02-2008, 10:27 PM
Hey Javy let us know when your balls drop! You thought you clashed with Ozzie wait til Bobby Cox gets a hold of ya. Oh wait this an appreciation thread? :scratch: I'm drawing blanks.

chisox616
12-02-2008, 10:38 PM
Thank you for being awesome against the Royals and Mariners of the world.

Heh, I almost had a heart attack watching him in KC...he gave up...5 runs or so. Luckily our bats woke up and we won the game 7-6 but man, I will NEVER forget the relief I had seeing him walk off the mound.

Still, thanks for uh, being awesome in 2007 and...kind of in September 08.

thomas35forever
12-02-2008, 11:02 PM
Thanks for being a major headcase down the stretch and having the mind of a midget when it counted.

areilly
12-02-2008, 11:02 PM
Thank you for being awesome against the Royals and Mariners of the world.

Easily the best last-place pitcher the Sox ever had. If there was a Mr. May of pitching, it was #33.

Thanks for the great 2007, and for at least giving us hope going into April 2006 and April 2008.

longtimesoxguy
12-02-2008, 11:11 PM
All I know is he pussed out against Tampa. He showed no heart and didn't have the stones to battle.

btrain929
12-02-2008, 11:46 PM
He signed an 8x10 photo for me at Soxfest 2007......:shrug:

SoxSpeed22
12-02-2008, 11:50 PM
Thanks for the good Aprils and Mays. Good luck in Atlanta.

Soxman219
12-03-2008, 12:06 AM
Thanks for coming up clutch in Minnesota in September.

doublem23
12-03-2008, 12:22 AM
I know plenty of people here would be glad to drive Javier to the airport to make sure he makes his physical in Atlanta, but it's going to be awfully hard to replace 200 IP, 200 K, and an ERA around 4.50. Javy was a workhorse who maddeningly underperformed when the lights got bright. Yes, some people will make snide comments, calling him Mr. April/May, but you don't get to September glory without first grinding out wins throughout the season.

I hope the Sox have a better plan to replace him than letting Clayton Richard, Lance Broadway, and Jo-Jo Reyes battle for the last 2 spots in the rotation.

guillensdisciple
12-03-2008, 12:37 AM
I know plenty of people here would be glad to drive Javier to the airport to make sure he makes his physical in Atlanta, but it's going to be awfully hard to replace 200 IP, 200 K, and an ERA around 4.50. Javy was a workhorse who maddeningly underperformed when the lights got bright. Yes, some people will make snide comments, calling him Mr. April/May, but you don't get to September glory without first grinding out wins throughout the season.

I hope the Sox have a better plan to replace him than letting Clayton Richard, Lance Broadway, and Jo-Jo Reyes battle for the last 2 spots in the rotation.
Reyes is not on the team, and Richard showed some guts the last few games of the year. I think he deserves a chance just as much as any other pitcher.

We do need to plug another hole in the staff and that should come from free agency, but I fully expect our fifth starter to come from our farm system.

doublem23
12-03-2008, 12:40 AM
Reyes is not on the team, and Richard showed some guts the last few games of the year. I think he deserves a chance just as much as any other pitcher.

We do need to plug another hole in the staff and that should come from free agency, but I fully expect our fifth starter to come from our farm system.

Ah, the reports from earlier today and even this night on ESPN.com said that Reyes was part of the package. I'm not that familiar with Atlanta's system, but I hope he's part of the deal. KW has had a decent track record of finding unproven, but MLB-ready gems in other team's systems, so I'm hoping Reyes slides into the mold.

That said, I know it's on December 2 and there's months before Opening Day, but I would be very, very nervous if the rotation was Buehrle, Floyd, Danks, TBD, TBD.

StillMissOzzie
12-03-2008, 01:09 AM
Not much new to add to this thread. Javy was an inning-eating, .500 W-L, #4 or #5 starter getting #2 starter paychecks. Now he will be the Braves' inning-eating, .500 W-L overpaid starter.

Thanks for nothing much when it mattered most.

Vaya con Dios, Javy.

SMO
:gulp:

guillen4life13
12-03-2008, 02:24 AM
I know plenty of people here would be glad to drive Javier to the airport to make sure he makes his physical in Atlanta, but it's going to be awfully hard to replace 200 IP, 200 K, and an ERA around 4.50. Javy was a workhorse who maddeningly underperformed when the lights got bright. Yes, some people will make snide comments, calling him Mr. April/May, but you don't get to September glory without first grinding out wins throughout the season.

I hope the Sox have a better plan to replace him than letting Clayton Richard, Lance Broadway, and Jo-Jo Reyes battle for the last 2 spots in the rotation.

123

A win in April does just as much as a win in September. October is a different story though.

Chez
12-03-2008, 08:45 AM
That was a good one. I think I was one of 10 people in the upper deck.

Five of them were me and my family! That was a big game and Javy pitched great.

esbrechtel
12-03-2008, 08:51 AM
Can't complain about strikeouts.....remember when he couldn't get past the 6th inning?

ChiSoxFan81
12-03-2008, 10:26 AM
Javy-

Thank you for floating the worst pitch in baseball history to me in Game 1. You helped me etch my name in the record books and effectively launched us into the ALCS.

Sincerely,

Evan Longoria

Boondock Saint
12-03-2008, 12:12 PM
Javy-

Thank you for floating the worst pitch in baseball history to me in Game 1. You helped me etch my name in the record books and effectively launched us into the ALCS.

Sincerely,

Evan Longoria


Well struck.

MeteorsSox4367
12-03-2008, 01:26 PM
Pitch well in September against the Nationals in the battle for last place in the NL East.

soxinem1
12-03-2008, 01:34 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/arts/photos/2006/03/14/hagmanlarry_cp_207978.jpg

'The way I see it, if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.'

soxpride724
12-03-2008, 01:55 PM
He was ok as a 4th or 5th. He was ok, and just ok, and thanks to the other young arms the Sox have they didn't completely choke away the division.

Oh well, have fun in Atlanta.:gulp:

I_Liked_Manuel
12-03-2008, 01:56 PM
Javy - thank you for being dominant.....until you went through the opponent's lineup for the 3rd time

NardiWasHere
12-03-2008, 01:58 PM
Javy, thatnks for being the absolute worst 0-2 pitcher I have ever watched in my life.

DumpJerry
12-03-2008, 02:02 PM
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j146/sschaaf/SEINFELD.gif

:rolling:

Hey Javy let us know when your balls drop! You thought you clashed with Ozzie wait til Bobby Cox gets a hold of ya. Oh wait this an appreciation thread? :scratch: I'm drawing blanks.
Javy: Ignore all that talk about Cox being Ozzie's mentor on how to manage a team. Just keep your powder dry and remember your sunscreen before you hit the beach.

Foulke You
12-03-2008, 02:06 PM
I know plenty of people here would be glad to drive Javier to the airport to make sure he makes his physical in Atlanta, but it's going to be awfully hard to replace 200 IP, 200 K, and an ERA around 4.50. Javy was a workhorse who maddeningly underperformed when the lights got bright. Yes, some people will make snide comments, calling him Mr. April/May, but you don't get to September glory without first grinding out wins throughout the season.
I won't disagree that replacing Javy's 200IP and 10 wins will be a cakewalk task for the team however, the conclusion I came to as I watched Javy wet the bed in 5 straight starts at the end of '08 including the playoffs (and not even mentioning his mediocre '06 year) is that you ultimately cannot win a World Series with this guy as a key member of your starting pitching staff. Getting to the promised land of October means having guts and the ability to pitch in high pressure situations. Ultimately, Kenny Williams decided that $13 million per year was too high a price to pay for a #5 starter who eats innings and melts in the biggest of situations for your team. Even if they don't have a veteran solution to the starting pitching hole, as a fan, I feel better about the possibility of developing another young pitcher into the Danks/Floyd mold rather than hoping for the best with another year or two of Javy's high pressure game meltdowns. Getting rid of Javy to me seems proactive about taking the next step towards a championship with this team even if that means there will be some growing pains.

Frontman
12-03-2008, 02:12 PM
Can't complain about strikeouts.....remember when he couldn't get past the 6th inning?

Ah yes. The summer of praying for rain once the 5th inning rolled around......

EndemicSox
12-03-2008, 02:14 PM
Jaavy had his moments, good luck in ATL JV!

White City
12-04-2008, 11:49 AM
I appreciate that I can now laugh, instead of cringe, as you take the mound, as you will be doing it for my local team (Braves) rather than my favorite team (White Sox).

White City
12-04-2008, 11:50 AM
Jaavy had his moments, good luck in ATL JV!

His initials are apt. If only Boone's initials were BM instead.

nysox35
12-04-2008, 12:20 PM
Good Luck in Atlanta, Javy. Though you drove me nuts sometimes, when you were on, you were a lot of fun to watch. Thanks for being one of the lone bright spots in an awful 2007.

ode to veeck
12-04-2008, 12:56 PM
I remember watching Javy pitch for the 1st time, 3 solid innings from the scouts seats in Tuscon just after we acquired him and thinking, this guy has got some nice pitches ...

ajismyhero
12-04-2008, 12:59 PM
Thanks for the durability, Javy. And don't worry, everyone on here bashing you will be missing you come May if Danks and Floyd are one season wonders. Good luck in Atlanta!

PaleHoser
12-04-2008, 01:20 PM
His initials are apt (JV). If only Boone's initials were BM instead.

ROTFLMAO!

I just spit my lunch all over my keyboard. Time to call help desk.

soxinem1
12-04-2008, 01:20 PM
Thanks for letting us trade one of the few prospects from our farm system to become a regular MLB player for you.

Jenks4Prez
12-04-2008, 03:58 PM
Smell you later Javy. I will be reminded of you every time a see a lazy gutless rat.

cheezheadsoxfan
12-04-2008, 09:39 PM
Thanks for taking me from "this guy has great stuff when he's on" to "I never want to see Javy in a White Sox uniform again.:redface:

Jpgr91
12-04-2008, 11:23 PM
Thanks for taking me from "this guy has great stuff when he's on" to "I never want to see Javy in a White Sox uniform again.:redface:

http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2008/12/vazquez-glad-to.html

I suppose he things being positive means sucking when it matters.... I appreciate him leaving.

guillensdisciple
12-05-2008, 03:12 AM
http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2008/12/vazquez-glad-to.html

I suppose he things being positive means sucking when it matters.... I appreciate him leaving.


What an *******, being negative? Does he expect people to drown out his horrible pitching performance? When they matter the most?

Stupid idiot, if he is going to perform in the clutch the way he did in Chicago, the same thing will happen over there.

Negativity, maybe if you didn't have a "the sun is shining as long as I have a family and my job isn't what makes me" out look, you would be a good pitcher. For now you are a waste of talent, as a matter of fact, I wish you weren't around baseball anymore. There are baseball players out there, who are worse then you, but they will never admit that baseball isn't what matters, they work hard to make the money they have.

Someone needs to take the game of baseball away from Javy. I also appreciate family, family is always the most important, but you NEVER stand up an organization that is paying you millions of dollars, and say that you have no problem screwing their playoff chances away.

Have some dignity and have some pride, you are a shame to every single baseball player out there. I would rather have any rookie out there in the fourth spot, even one who loses 15 games, then a fool of a baseball player that Javier Vazquez is.

If I saw him in the streets I would gladly fight Javier (obviously, not randomly, but if need be. There probably never would be, now that I think about it), he insults every person who has ever worked for a living and watched his performance. To not put maximum effort, and say that you will be fine isn't how a person treats fans. There wouldn't be the same negativity if he just said, "I pitched a horrible game and hopefully next game I pitch better." As a matter of fact, that sentence has less words in it then what he originally said, could have been the easier way out for Javy on that one as well.

You ****ed up Vasquez, how dare you say negativity? Think about why there is negativity? Maybe then you will have some damn respect from the fans, you ****ing *******.

Marqhead
12-05-2008, 10:05 AM
From Keith Law:

"He holds the patent on the Really Bad Pitch and is currently litigating for trademark rights to the term "One Bad Inning."

Couldn't agree more, so long Javy.

#1swisher
12-05-2008, 11:25 AM
I took his negativity comments to be an indicator that there's something going on in that clubhouse.

Good Luck in Atlanta, Javy

Boondock Saint
12-05-2008, 06:21 PM
I took his negativity comments to be an indicator that there's something going on in that clubhouse.

Good Luck in Atlanta, Javy

I take it as he can't handle criticism when he sucks at pitching in the same scenario over and over again (after 5 innings in 06-07, in games that matter, etc...)

soxinem1
12-05-2008, 06:33 PM
I wonder if we should have called this 'The Javier Vazquez Depreciation Thread"?:scratch::smile:

thomas35forever
12-05-2008, 06:56 PM
Javy didn't have to make the city turn on him. He brought it on himself by becoming a mental midget when it counted the most. Anyone who blows the lead in a playoff game soon after gaining it doesn't deserve to pitch on that level. That said, I almost hope he gets lit up down there.

PaleHoser
12-10-2008, 01:19 PM
Javy will be the featured guest during a live web chat at 1:00 pm (http://mlb.mlb.com/fan_forum/chat.jsp)CT today, hosted on MLB.com.

GoGoCrede
12-10-2008, 01:43 PM
Javy will be the featured guest during a live web chat at 1:00 pm (http://mlb.mlb.com/fan_forum/chat.jsp)CT today, hosted on MLB.com.

Will the transcript be available later, or do we have to actually go into the chat room as it's happening to hear what he's saying?

Rohan
12-11-2008, 12:19 PM
Thank you for trying.

1917
12-11-2008, 01:11 PM
Thanks Javy, because of you, we don't have Chris Young in CF

Jimmy Piersall
12-11-2008, 01:23 PM
Thanks Javy, because of you, we don't have Chris Young in CF

He doesn't care,and he's at the beach.

Tragg
12-11-2008, 01:44 PM
Thanks Javy
Without you, our 2007 team likely would have only won 65 games instead of 72. You were the difference.
Also, because of you, we traded away Chris Young, which allowed an eclectic young leadoff hitter and center fielder to emerge and tantalize: Jerry Owens,

Brian26
12-11-2008, 08:11 PM
Thanks Javy, because of you, we don't have Chris Young in CF

Thank KW. The D-Backs wanted BA instead of Young, and Kenny wouldn't budge.