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Chien-Ming Wang talks, Taiwan listens

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 20, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

MLB Trade Rumors pointed me to this report, which points to another report that I can’t read without a translator.

Basically, Chien-Ming Wang was asked about his uncertain offseason for what must have been the thousandth time. He said he prefers to stay with the Yankees, but the idea of playing for Joe Torre was brought up.

“The media asked whether to switch teams to the Dodgers, he said ‘That’s good,’” according to the original¬†story (and according to Google’s translator).

¬†What to do with Wang is one of the great Yankee mysteries of the offseason. Two years ago he won 19 games for the second straight season. He was solid when he was able to pitch in 2008 and 2009 was more or less a completely lost year, but it was so bad that you have to wonder if he can play a role at all next season, especially given the money he’s likely to make in arbitration. There’s no guarantee he’ll accept a smaller contract offer.

UPDATE, 12:50 p.m.: Got an email from Lynn who clarified Wang’s comments about playing for the Dodgers. Google’s translator came up with, “That’s good” as the translation of Wang’s quote. Lynn says it’s more like “it’s not a bad idea” or “it’s okay too.”

 
 

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