Maybe he took the season off because he sensed the pattern. By doing so (if he wants to pitch), he automatically lowered his asking price. Teams should clearly have a doubt when it comes to signing a pitcher who just voluntarily did not pitch an entire season. Andy Pettitte got $2.5 million with incentives to come back to the Yankees last year. It would be unlikely if Vazquez got even that. Half of the teams in baseball would take Vazquez as their 5th starter with the upside of being better than that. The question is, does he want to return? If so, he can be a comeback player of the year candidate.