Comments on: Yankees: No Wang you http://ladylovespinstripes.com/yankees-wang-2/ Baseball from a lady's perspective. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:31:20 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: LLP http://ladylovespinstripes.com/yankees-wang-2/#comment-89922 Fri, 03 May 2013 01:04:40 +0000 http://ladylovespinstripes.com/?p=33923#comment-89922 George – I agree with you about Hughes as two starts ago was the best I have seen out of him. Hopefully he can sustain this and not revert to a home-run machine.

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By: George http://ladylovespinstripes.com/yankees-wang-2/#comment-89902 Thu, 02 May 2013 11:33:42 +0000 http://ladylovespinstripes.com/?p=33923#comment-89902 Hughes has been pretty good lately.

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By: Vince http://ladylovespinstripes.com/yankees-wang-2/#comment-89885 Wed, 01 May 2013 21:01:37 +0000 http://ladylovespinstripes.com/?p=33923#comment-89885 Wang actually had two strong outs in WBC, one against Japan. The difficulty in WBC was way more intense than 3A. Of course, Wang has a ton to prove because a lot of B class managers only call up players based on statistics. Joe said he needs to see at least 5 games. Except top three SPs, Yankees has not done well this year, what does this tell us? Statistics is not perfect. It is only to assist managers to know a nobody. Wang had it before and now he has been showing some consistency since Feb. I don't know why Joe would rather see more proof and not utilize Wang's efficient pitching now to help Yankees.

In his prime, Wang's sinkers usually went around 93. Occasionally some fastball at high 90s, but he did not hurl them that often. Now there may be some doubts about Wang's getting back to his prime. But come on, Yankees has no 4th and 5th SPs now. Wang can still be a 5th. and perhaps go for 4th spot in the rotation.

If Phelps and Hughes continue to play as they do now, Wang does not need to prove much more than what he has shown…besides Nuno has only records of 3A or lower, what he has proven? I guess what you can say is that some managers are just conservative and myopic, they rather pick power pitchers and lose than a sinker baller and win.

What can I say…But we will see Wang's day is about to come again.

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By: George http://ladylovespinstripes.com/yankees-wang-2/#comment-89881 Wed, 01 May 2013 17:51:14 +0000 http://ladylovespinstripes.com/?p=33923#comment-89881 Wang NEVER averaged 95-96 with his sinker. I think SINK has more to do with it than velocity

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By: Welcome Back, Wang? | The Intelligent Fan http://ladylovespinstripes.com/yankees-wang-2/#comment-89867 Wed, 01 May 2013 06:32:22 +0000 http://ladylovespinstripes.com/?p=33923#comment-89867 […] Yankees: No Wang you (ladylovespinstripes.com) […]

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By: LLP http://ladylovespinstripes.com/yankees-wang-2/#comment-89861 Wed, 01 May 2013 02:19:35 +0000 http://ladylovespinstripes.com/?p=33923#comment-89861 I get what you mean about the stats situation Vince, but just so you know I watch games all the time. I also go to Yankee games regularly as I live in the city.

The velocity of Wang's sinkerball plays a HUGE factor in its success. He is not the 95-96 mph pitcher that he was 5 years ago and that is just a fact.

And yes, I did watch Wang throw in the WBC. Bottom line is he has a TON to prove before, or if ever should get a nod to the Bornx in the future.

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