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Expos moved quickly in trading Vazquez

After finding out Javier Vazquez would likely flee after 2004, Expos GM Omar Minaya decided to trade him.

Originally Published: December 4, 2003
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

It was only a week ago that Expos GM Omar Minaya was talking like a man who didn't feel much pressure to trade Javier Vazquez any time soon. But here's why he changed his mind, according to a variety of sources:

1) Minaya had a conversation with Vazquez in which Vazquez told him he'd prefer to be traded and couldn't envision himself re-signing with the Expos next winter after he became a free agent.

Javier Vazquez Starting pitcher New York Yankees

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