Javy's speed limits

April, 27, 2010
4/27/10
11:16
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Later today, Javy Vazquez is probably going to be a big pregame topic even though he doesn't pitch again until Saturday.

Curt Schilling's comments with Colin Cowherd basically guaranteed that Vazquez would be the talk of the clubhouse. That leads us to this: According to ESPN Stats and Information guys, Vazquez's fastball is down two miles per hour this year from 91 on average to 89.

Schilling says his slow start is due to the AL-NL switch. Many Yankee fans are already sick of him because of 2004, while others want to give him a chance. Meanwhile, I wrote this optimistic piece before the year began.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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WINS LEADER
Masahiro Tanaka
WINS ERA SO IP
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OTHER LEADERS
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RBIM. Teixeira 48
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