Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wang couldn't do better than the Nats?

Teams were generally eager to overbid for starters coming off injury-plagued seasons during this offseason($10 million from the Oakland A's for Ben Sheets, are you kidding, me?). That's why I find it hard to believe that former Yankee ace Chien-Ming Wang couldn't do better than $2 million from the Washington Nationals, a team most famous for a misspelling of its name on its baseball uniforms last year. Perhaps teams are concerned that he won't be ready until the second half of the season.
If all it took was $2 million, why isn't he still with the Yankees? I know the team didn't want to risk him getting a massive raise in arbitration and that's completely understandable. But did they not make an offer to him after non-tendering him? And if Brian Cashman & Co. did make an offer, did Wang refuse it?

These are all questions I would love to see answered. Maybe someone will ask Cashman about it when spring training officially starts tomorrow.

Thanks to Keith Allison via Wikipedia for the photo.

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