Yankees continue to ruin baseball with trade for Vazquez (OK, not really)

December 22, 2009 | Drew Forrester

The defending World Champion New York Yankees – not satisfied with winning in 2009 – are back at it again today, as they’ve completed a deal with the Atlanta Braves that sends centerfielder Melky Cabrera (and pitcher Mike Dunn) to Atlanta for pitcher Javier Vazquez.

Vazquez was 15-10 in Atlanta in ’09, posting a 2.87 ERA, 6th best in the National League.

Cabrera became expendable once the Yankees acquired outfielder Curtis Granderson via trade earlier this month.

The Orioles apologists in town will again figure out a way to levy criticism on major league baseball for allowing the Yankees to improve themselves via trade, as they’ve done with both Granderson and Vazquez.

Hang tight…New York will probably sign Matt Holliday within the next 48 hours and that will give everyone even more reason to cry “foul!”.