Matt Diaz's deal with the NYY is for $1.2MM but is a minor league contract. If Vasquez would sign a minor league contract with us, this team has shown a willingness to go up to $5MM for rotation insurance in the minors.
I'd do that in a heartbeat. Vazquez on a one year, 5 Mil minor league deal with an opt out in June would be fine. I think this would be awesome but I feel some other team will give him a starting job, though there may not be a more enticing team than the Nats if he wants to make another playoff run.