Yankees GM Brian Cashman expects an arbitration hearing for Chien-Ming Wang. It would be the team’s first hearing in eight years, even though the two sides are just $600K apart.
Long-term talks fizzled with the Yankees and Wang, who will become a free agent after the 2011 season. He would’ve been open to a three or four-year deal. A hearing over such a small amount could indicate a bit of a rift between the player and team. But at the least, the Yanks have Wang for four more years if they want him.