Arizona not the apple of Vazquez's eye

While Javier Vazquez is enjoying a return to prominence with the D-Backs, don't expect him to stick around long-term with the club.

Originally Published: May 26, 2005
By Jayson Stark |
Now that Randy Johnson has turned into just another left-handed breaking-ball specialist and Javier Vazquez is 5-1 with a 1.45 ERA in his past seven starts, those Arizona Diamondbacks sure look like geniuses.

But don't expect Vazquez to live happily ever after in the desert. Six months from now, there's a dramatic showdown looming between the Diamondbacks and their newfound ace.

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