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Back to the bullpen for Wang?

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jun 10, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

When asked if Chien-Ming Wang would make his next start, Joe Girardi said it was something he, Brian Cashman and Dave Eiland would have to talk about.

That usually means, “Are you crazy? Of course not.”

Even Wang said he would understand if the Yankees shipped him back to the bullpen. Monday’s day off does give them some options. But the Yankees arent in a position to keep hoping the guy pitches well. This is a team built to win.

Eiland said just now that Wang’s arm slot, while fine in the bullpen, is “all over the place” in games. “He has to take what he does in the bullpen onto the field,” Eiland said. “I know I’ve said that before.”

Jorge Posada said with conviction that Wang deserves another start because he has earned that right. Those 19-win seasons, Posada said, give Wang credibility.

“But we need to see it soon,” Posada said. “It’s tough to watch him go through this.”




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