A deal wouldn't be finished until after Thanksgiving, but it does seem to be that the Marlins will win the righty's services as the other contenders are now pessimistic about coming to an accord. That includes the Nationals, Cubs and Rockies.
Vazquez has already been offered and turned down a two-year, $20 million deal because he wants a one-year deal. Why he turned down that deal is a bit surprising, as even if he reverts to being a solid starter, it's unlikely he can do much better than that deal at what will be age 35, turning 36 midway through 2012.
Stark notes that he wants to assess his value after each year, but that would only reduce his earning power, unless he truly busts out with a Cy Young-worthy campaign as he did in 2009 -- but even then, he wouldn't do much better than a two-year, $20 million deal.
Vazquez could approach the $11.5 million he made with the Yankees. The decision currently rests with Florida, as Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports confirms.
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