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 and Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio (both Twitter link) also providing contract details.

39 Responses to Nationals Finalize Deal With Chien-Ming Wang Leave a Reply

  1. Triple Hawpes Brewed 4 years ago

    Everybody Wang Chung tonight in Washington

  2. InLeylandWeTrust 4 years ago

    Last chance for some Wang jokes, make em good!

    • The question is which Wang will the Nationals get?

      • Guest 4 years ago

        the first one they could get their hands on, apparently

        • I really meant good Wang or average Wang.

          • Guest 4 years 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.

  3. jon 4 years ago

    good for the nats.

  4. FacelessGeneralManager 4 years ago

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

    • AmericanMovieFan 4 years 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 4 years 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

    • cookmeister 4 years ago

      All i saw was “I love Wang”

  5. FacelessGeneralManager 4 years ago

    Double Post, so edited it to say this.

  6. wickedkevin 4 years ago

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

  7. 0bsessions 4 years ago

    Nationals finish up with Wang.

  8. mike292929 4 years 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!

  9. No Neck 4 years ago

    Nationals keep their Wang all to themselves?

  10. lovebaseball74 4 years ago

    good sigining here i hope we gets back on track and i believe he 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

  11. LUWahooNatFan 4 years 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

  12. Alan Blanche 4 years ago

    Nats’ Wang has been extended.

  13. Guest 4 years 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?

  14. The Nationals had Wang in the palm of their hands.

  15. Guest 4 years ago

    I think the deal will

    Reach Around what Wang was looking for.

  16. 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 4 years ago

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

  17. Guest 4 years ago

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

    as long as its conceptual

    • Guest 4 years ago

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

  18. Guest 4 years ago

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

  19. Wilsonl 4 years ago


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

  21. InLeylandWeTrust 4 years ago

    You bad, bad girl.

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