Nationals Finalize Deal With Chien-Ming Wang

The Nationals have finalized a new one-year contract with Chien-Ming Wang, reports Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.  The deal is worth $4MM plus incentive clauses, and it will be official once Wang passes a physical.  We heard yesterday from Wang's agent Alan Nero that the two sides had "conceptually" agreed to a new deal.

Wang signed one-year contracts with Washington in each of the last two offseasons, and finally made his return to the majors in 2011 after missing the entire 2010 campaign while recovering from shoulder surgery.  Wang posted a 4.04 ERA, a 1.92 K/BB rate and a 53.4% ground ball rate in 11 starts with the Nats last year.

Kilgore was the first to report the deal was completed, with Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com and Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio (both Twitter link) also providing contract details.


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39 Comments on "Nationals Finalize Deal With Chien-Ming Wang"


Triple Hawpes Brewed
3 years 9 months ago

Everybody Wang Chung tonight in Washington

inleylandwetrust
3 years 9 months ago

Last chance for some Wang jokes, make em good!

3 years 9 months ago

The question is which Wang will the Nationals get?

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

the first one they could get their hands on, apparently

3 years 9 months ago

I really meant good Wang or average Wang.

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

well, it was good enough wang for them to wait two years for it.

let’s just say passing the physical is a formality.

jon
3 years 9 months ago

good for the nats.

FacelessGeneralManager
3 years 9 months ago

I love Wang showing some loyalty to the team that kept with him throughout the injury. Awesome seeing that.

AmericanMovieFan
3 years 9 months ago

More like Wang taking the money and running. The dude has been inconsistent for 3 years now and yet the Nationals gave him a multi-year deal. Nobody in Wang’s position would be dumb enough to turn that down.

FacelessGeneralManager
3 years 9 months ago

It says one year deal, and he didnt even negotiate with other teams. He
has been inconsistent? He’s  made 11 starts in that time. How can you
say that? Its a good deal for the Nats, only 4 mil guaranteed, not that
much.

cookmeister
3 years 9 months ago

All i saw was “I love Wang”

FacelessGeneralManager
3 years 9 months ago

Double Post, so edited it to say this.

wickedkevin
3 years 9 months ago

It’s against the rules to reuse Wang jokes right?  Or is that condoms?

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

im ok with both

TheFreak2011
3 years 9 months ago

You reuse condoms???

JacobyWanKenobi
3 years 9 months ago

Wash, Rinse, Repeat. It says it on the wrapper.

0bsessions
3 years 9 months ago

Nationals finish up with Wang.

mike292929
3 years 9 months ago

Johnson: Colonel, you better take a look at this radar.
Colonel: What is it, son?
Johnson: I don’t know, sir, but it looks like a giant–
Jet Pilot: Dick!
Dick: Yeah?
Pilot: Take a look outta starboard.
Dick: Oh, my God! It looks like a huge–
Bird-Watching Woman: Pecker!
Bird-Watching Man: Oh, where?
Bird-Watching Woman: Wait! that’s not a woodpecker. It looks like someone’s–
Army Sergeant: PRIVATES! We have reports of an unidentified flying object! It is a long, smooth shaft, complete with–
Umpire: 2 balls!  What is that? That looks just like an enormous–
Teacher: Wang! Pay attention!
Wang: I was distracted by that enormous flying–
Musician: Willie.
Willie: Yeah?
Musician: What’s that?
Willie: Well, it looks like a giant–
Colonel: Johnson!

3 years 9 months ago

I’m going to like this becasue you took the time to type it all out lol.

No Neck
3 years 9 months ago

Nationals keep their Wang all to themselves?

lovebaseball74
3 years 9 months ago

good sigining here i hope we gets back on track and i believe he will..love the loyalty and he resign to the only team that believe in him..only wish more players did the same but thats not gonna happening today players make me sick so money hungury damn i would love just to be on the field for the love of the game

LUWahooNatFan
3 years 9 months ago

At this point the rotation is set up to be Strasburg, Zimmermann, Wang, with some combination of Detwiler, Lannan, Milone and Peacock making up the 4 and 5 slots.. I have the feeling the Nationals will acquire one of Wilson, Darvish, Buerhle, and Jackson however and make for a pretty solid rotation in 2012

Alan Blanche
3 years 9 months ago

Nats’ Wang has been extended.

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

geez, mlbtr, my post wasnt THAT bad.

i bet more posts were deleted on this headline than were allowed. could we get some #’s for that, mlbtr?

3 years 9 months ago

The Nationals had Wang in the palm of their hands.

3 years 9 months ago

these wang jokes are not even funny..hope johnson doesnt overuse wang

wickedkevin
3 years 9 months ago

That doesn’t make any sense if you’re making a dual penis joke. 

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

hahhaha thats a good 1!

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

I think the deal will

Reach Around what Wang was looking for.

3 years 9 months ago

he could have helped the yanks..but cashman only gives bad long term deals ala pavano,wright,johnson..cashman has invested in yank players lately like i have in the stock market..ive been buying high and selling low..if i was able to do the opposite id be richer and cashman’s yanks would be going for #31

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

maybe next time, you should “Yank” on his penisImeanWang.

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

“the two sides had “conceptually” agreed to a new deal.”

as long as its conceptual

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

ok, so im tired of doing this now and im bored again.

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

i kinda wish there was an option for a 2nd year. either a club option or a mutual option.

Wilsonl
3 years 9 months ago

Ha.

3 years 9 months ago

That editor was obviously a Red Sox fan

3 years 9 months ago

Its hard to believe that this guy was the Yankees #1 just a few years ago. Dark times man

3 years 9 months ago

Except for the fact that he was never really that good.

inleylandwetrust
3 years 9 months ago

You bad, bad girl.