Yanks Unlikely to Tender Wang

According to Tyler Kepner of The New York Times, the Yankees will do what has largely been expected and not tender Chien-Ming Wang a deal for 2010.  If they did, it would have to be at least 80 percent of his $5 million contract for 2009, and the Yankees appear to have serious concerns about both his recovery and his subsequent effectiveness.  As Kepner rightly remarks, Cashman never even mentions Wang as a possibility to pitch as a fill-in or back-end starter in 2010.  It is rather unlikely Wang returns to the Yanks, though it would be good to see #4o back at some point.  Best of luck to CMW wherever he goes.  He won 19 games in two straight seasons, helping to carry a thin rotation.  That freak break rounding third in Houston in 2008, combined with a poor recovery plan in which Wang was told not to run (ala country club coach to geriatric blue bloods Marty Miller) resulting in diminished leg strength and screwed up mechanics last year, may well have doomed Wang’s future with the Yanks.

Published in: on December 12, 2009 at 8:04 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. sorry to sound cold, but i’m not sorry to see him go. i wrote a ( very ) few words about it on my blog- won’t waste time repeating it here, but you definitely make a great point about them screwing up his “recovery”

  2. It is unfortunate but baseball is a business. I am a big Wang fan but I am always leary about guys coming off shoulder surgeries. Good luck to you CMW.

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