Chien-Ming Wang Rumors: Thursday

Chien-Ming Wang's agent says his client does not have a formal or informal deal in place with the Nationals, writes Chico Harlan of the Washington Post. Alan Nero says recent reports that indicated a deal was in place are inaccurate.

"We haven't finalized anything with anybody," Nero said.

The Dodgers are no longer pursuing Wang and the Nats appear to be favorites to add the 29-year-old, but Nero says we shouldn't expect a deal for a week or so.

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8 Comments on "Chien-Ming Wang Rumors: Thursday"

5 years 6 months ago

i call bs they may not have a deal in place but that doesnt mean the nats arent the favriote

5 years 6 months ago

I really hope they sign him, and would expect that it’s getting close. I remember, though, that the Nats were the favorite for Orlando Hudson, as well. My only thought about the difference is that we are about a week from pitchers and catchers, and most teams who were interested probably would have made a run at Wang by now. Come to DC, Chien-Ming.

5 years 6 months ago

Dodgers really must have not liked what they saw to not even pursue him at all.

5 years 6 months ago

They didn’t—-and he was still tossing from flat ground.

5 years 6 months ago

I think Wang wants to re-unite with Torre and is trying to use the Nats as leverage. However, the Dodgers did not bite and now he is left in limbo.

5 years 6 months ago

I don’t know why anyone would hope their team signs him. He literally can’t pitch right now and you can’t project when he’ll be ready to join a major league rotation any time soon.

Last season before he was injured, he was the worst starting pitcher in all of baseball. He hasn’t had the form of a 19 game winner since the lisfranc surgery.

A GM is basically flushing money down the toilet on Wang at this point.

If he believed in himself and his stuff, he’d be best served getting himself in shape and ready to prove to people what he can throw off a mound and then he’ll get more than 2 million if he were able to do this in season.

This whole rush to sign Wang thing feels like he’s trying to put one over on some team.

If the Yankees believed he could be a solid starting pitcher for even 1/2 the year, they would sign him.

5 years 6 months ago

I have to disagree with you. I think signing a guy like Wang is a good idea but obviously the idea is to sign him to as littls as possible in terms of guaranteed money with an option for next year as well. If he can be had for a $1 mil or $2 mil base with a $4 or $5 mil option for next year then, relative to baseball dollars, that’s a low risk high reward scenario.

5 years 6 months ago

hey nationals, quit lying.