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Yankees: What the Wang

Chien-Ming Wang

Chien-Ming Wang (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 

Do you remember the last time you saw pitcher Chien-Ming Wang wear the New York Yankees pinstripes? 

It was on July 4, 2009 and Wang went five innings, gave up two runs, struck out three, walked three and hit a batter before being removed from the game. He was posted his lowest ERA of the 2009 season, a 10.04.

Well, the Yankees just inked Wang to a minor league deal because he pitched well for Team Japan in the WBC. And he hasn’t pitched well since beginning of 2008.

Wang is supposedly back to start in Triple A Scranton, but I have a bad feeling that he might make the roster.

Knowing how the Yankees normally work, I would not be surprised if Wang was brought in to sub in for an injured Phil Hughes. The Yankees might be trying to avoid having both Ivan Nova and Andy Phelps in the starting rotation, which is completely asinine.

I would rather see Nova and Phelps over Wang any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

Personally, I do not ever want to see Wang near the mound in the Bronx again especially if his sinkerball is working.

Wang is a ground ball pitcher, which puts tremendous pressure on the infielders.

Wouldn’t you think with all the injuries that would be the last thing the Yankees need?

Bottom line is Wang has not been the same since he hurt his foot back in 2008. I was never been a big Wang fan before then anyway, as I never felt confident with him on the bump.

I could care less if Wang goes to Scranton, but that is about it.

I hope the Yankees are not pulling a fast one here because of their insecurities with trusting younger players in general.

I am completely sick of the Yankees signing these washed-up, injured, and veteran to save a buck to minor league deals with the intention of putting them on the 25-man roster. I would like to see a few prospects get a shot before Wang, as the Yankees continue to ink the leftover veterans to avoid promoting the young guys.

Wang signing is whatever, as long as he stays in Triple A but not holding my breath.

Ahhhhh…. here is a classic Wang memory for Yankee fans:

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. coolnewyorker says:

    The bashing is on, moving full steam ahead.

    Last year's Phil Hughes' bashing is done with, what with his team leading 16- game win record last year. Looks like it's gonna be Wang bashing in 2013. Already Kate has labeled him "washed up". Goodness!!!!

    I just wish Kate would be less toxic and venomous…for decency sake. And for some taste of class (which is probably wishing for too much. Kate and decency…and class?)

  2. Tom says:

    "Bottom line is Wang has not been the same since he hurt his foot back in 2008. I was never been a big Wang fan before then anyway, as I never felt confident with him on the bump."

    Wang was our ACE in 1996/97. You loose all your tenuous credibility when you say such baseless things. Ok, you don't like him but at least be a Realist!!!!

  3. Jeff says:

    that wasn't even Wang in the video