Nationals, Wang Nearing Deal

The Nationals are nearing a new contract with Chien-Ming Wang, according to Amanda Comak of the Washington Times. Agent Alan Nero doesn't expect a deal by the time free agency begins tonight, but the sides have agreed to terms "conceptually." 

Wang's agent, Alan Nero, told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post that the right-hander drew interest from six teams. The 31-year-old made 11 starts in 2011 after missing the 2010 campaign. He posted a 4.04 ERA with 3.6 K/9 and 1.9 BB/9 in 62 1/3 innings for Washington this past season. Wang's 53.4% ground ball rate was in line with his career mark of 57.5% and was likely a factor in teams' interest. MLB.com's Bill Ladson also reported on the deal.


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22 Comments on "Nationals, Wang Nearing Deal"


LUWahooNatFan
3 years 10 months ago

Let’s go with English

AmericanMovieFan
3 years 10 months ago

For how much? I’m still guessing 2 years/$6MM with escalator clauses that could take it to $10MM.

FS54
3 years 10 months ago

That seem a lot for a guy who has pitched less than 100 innings in last two seasons. He should have an incentive based deal around two million or so. Anyways, glad to see one spot down. Now one more rotation spot to fill.

John08Patriot
3 years 10 months ago

Let the Wang jokes commence…

wickedkevin
3 years 10 months ago

I’m on it!  (that’s what she said)

RPK3113
3 years 10 months ago

I think it would be easier if the contract wasn’t in English – It might help Wang being able to read that contract language.

wickedkevin
3 years 10 months ago

I knew the Nationals would extend Wang.

Glad to see the Nationals jumped on Wang early

Hope talks with Wang don’t go beyond four hours

Looks like Wang will fill the hole in the Nats rotation

Wang sure won’t be looking limp after this extension

Wang on contract talks: “Things are looking up.”

Lunchbox45
3 years 10 months ago

joke hog!

wickedkevin
3 years 10 months ago

Done for the season.

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 10 months ago

Good work.

Mikey Roederer
3 years 10 months ago

Is anyone else impressed by Wang, and his loyalty to the Nationals after they stuck it out with him? It says he had interest from 6 other teams, I would wager at least one of them were offering more than the Nats..Nice job Wang, Nice job..

Lunchbox45
3 years 10 months ago

depends who the other 6 teams are..

3 could have been in the independant league, 2 in japan and one was my softball team

wickedkevin
3 years 10 months ago

Oh yeah?! Try and beat this.

Lunchbox45
3 years 10 months ago

hahhahahaa..

MATTINGLY!!! I thought I told you to shave. those. sideburns!!!!

wickedkevin
3 years 10 months ago

YES!

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 10 months ago

I agree. It’s always nice to see a player reward a team for a chance like this. Without their support, he could be out of the game.

3 years 10 months ago

I’m pretty sure Yankees offered to match whatever offer Wang could get from the market after they released him. Yankees just didn’t want to pay 6 mil or whatever for him. I guess I would be pissed too if I was Wang and I wasn’t such a loyal fan.

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 10 months ago

Wang is in the fold.

baybombers
3 years 10 months ago

why waste money on this guy, the 6 teams cant be big league teams

Kevin McCaul
3 years 10 months ago

Bummer, come on back home to NY Wang!

iCracked
3 years 10 months ago

“nationals give wang extension”

LUWahooNatFan
3 years 10 months ago

According to SI.com’s Jon Heyman, the Nationals and Chien-Ming Wang have agreed to a one-year deal.

The details of the contract still need to be finalized, but that should be done by Thursday. Wang, 31, posted a cool 4.04 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 11 starts this season while registering a 53.4 groundball percentage. If he can keep his sinker working and maintain his health in 2012, he should be a fine No. 3 starter for the Nationals.