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First-year jitters?

On the whole, pitchers have statistically been worse in their first seasons after joining the Yankees.

Originally Published: April 8, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

I keep hearing variations on the following theme ... "Javier Vazquez is a great pitcher, but we don't know how he'll do with the Yankees because pitching in that spotlight is so different."

Pardon me for the lack of poetry there; David Justice said it better this afternoon on ESPN, but I didn't have my VCR running. Anyway, this notion that Vazquez might suddenly become a mediocre pitcher because he's wearing a different uniform has been repeated so often that it's almost gone beyond the ...

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