January 26, 2010

Wang deserving of Major League contract?

wang Unsigned Chien-Ming Wang is still recovering from shoulder surgery on July 29 and is expected to throw off a mound in the next couple of weeks, according to Ken Rosenthal. His agent Alan Nero also had this to say:

“We’re anticipating a major-league offer with a substantial guarantee and substantial upside,” Nero said.

“We’re so confident with what is going to happen, if we don’t do it until May, we’re OK. Whoever shows the initiative to take a little bit of risk is going to win.”

So, what do you think? Is any team going to offer the new, injury-prone Wang a Major League contract?

I wouldn’t. Like I’ve said, I think it’s time he looks back to the tape from his 19-win seasons and literally try and duplicate his mechanics and mentality on the mound.

Back then, he heavily relied on his sinker, more so than he did the past two years. He’ll never be a strikeout pitcher, but his sinker is like a bowling ball.

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