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Wang to throw for scouts at Yankees complex

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 20, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Chien-Ming Wang will throw for scouts at the Yankees minor league complex. He is there today, but he has not signed. I was told its strictly a showcase to see if Wang might be a viable option.

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58 Responses to “Wang to throw for scouts at Yankees complex”

  1. blake March 20th, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Signing Wang could add to their depth and make it easier to move a Phelps or Nova for a bat if the opportunity came about.

  2. DONNYBROOK March 20th, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Better be a pretty good stick for Phelps or Nova. From what I saw of Wanger last season, he ain’t Phelps or Nova.

  3. ac1 March 20th, 2013 at 11:06 am

    I dont think we will need to trade either one.
    Surely we will be able to pick something off the trash around the ASB if Tex is out for the year.
    Yankees need to give up on the idea of trading the youth they actually have….

  4. Tackelberry March 20th, 2013 at 11:08 am

    problem is, teams want MLB ready prospects which Yanks don’t have. Thats why they couldn’t trade for Justin Upton. Their top guys are at least another year or 2 away.

  5. austinmac March 20th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Of course they can pick up as trash heap player. The slight problem is such players do not help. Adding another sub replacement player is a failed strategy. Either get someone capable or play the young guys even if they have development to do.

  6. ac1 March 20th, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Of course they can pick up as trash heap player. The slight problem is such players do not help. Adding another sub replacement player is a failed strategy. Either get someone capable or play the young guys even if they have development to do.
    ___

    I think WE all agree on this, but the Yankees do not do this.

    There is a part of me that hopes we have a Red Sox type season so we are forced to change how things are done.

  7. austinmac March 20th, 2013 at 11:30 am

    ac1,

    I agree. The Yankees don’t do this. If they are going to play by the same salary rules now as other teams they must act like other teams. As Blake has said so well, they need to choose a lane. Instead they are right in the middle endangered from all directions.

  8. comet March 20th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Tex won’t be back this year! OMO!

    Would like to asee Wang back in pinstripes!!!!

    Morning Shame. How is life?

    Blake how is the little one?

    Hi there AAO, Mr A. Mac

  9. John in Ohio March 20th, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Think the Yankees will ask Wanger to run around the bases?

  10. austinmac March 20th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    The Yankees will be without Granderson for 5-6 weeks of the season, without Teixiera for that amount or much more, AROD out until July at best and Jeter likely to have ongoing ankle problems. They have poor catching and a weakened offense even if healthy.

    Do they really think they can compete? I wonder.

    The Red Sox fans continue to support their team even when they began to rebuild. So would Yankee fans if done in an intelligent fashion. The Red Sox traded to enhance their farm system. The Yankees will likely just let them walk. That is when teh fans will really be angry.

    I had predicted a few months ago a ten percent drop in attendance. That will be at a minimum this year. Are folks going to want to come out in hopes Jeter may play or Mo may get a save chance? They sure aren’t coming to watch Rivera, Francisco,Boesch and Stewart play.

    I would love to know how season ticket sales compare to last year. Soon, the team may legitimately not have nearly as much money to spend.

  11. austinmac March 20th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Hello Comet. I hope all is well with you personally.

    It would be good to see Wang come back, but what would they do with him? I would think he would get better opportunities elsewhere.

  12. blake March 20th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    hi comet,
    everyone is good except me….the kids gave me the cold they had and now with it combined with my spring allergies I’m strugglin…. but I’ll live ;)

  13. pat March 20th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    ESPNNYYankees20m
    Don’t know what this means but GM Cashman is going to speak to the media re: Jeter shortly #dontpanicyet

  14. Tackelberry March 20th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Their catching is not poor. Cervelli has had a very good Spring behind the plate and Stewart is solid defensively. Cervelli is a decent hitter too. By the way, Russell Martin is hitting like 176 this Spring so what have they really lost there?

  15. Mike Ri March 20th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Russell Martin is hitting like 176 —-

    Gee what a shock. .the most over-rated catcher in baseball. Glad hes gone … IMO no doubt this dude juiced.

  16. J. Alfred Prufrock March 20th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    LathamJoe March 20th, 2013 at 10:47 am
    Welcome to the 2013 version of NY Yankees 1965! Awful! Every year I look forward to watching the Bombers in person 4-5 times a season. With the high ticket prices and this putrid lineup, l’ll be hard pressed to travel to Yankee Stadium once this season. Cashman and the non-baseball Steinbrothers have wrecked this great Franchise.
    ///

    They have failed to honor its tradition of winning Yankee baseball, and while they cannot permanently ruin this great Franchise (because they are merely a place-holding ownership and front office, while the Yankees are an eternal member MLB club), they seem to have effectively destroyed any chance of Jeter and even moreso, Rivera, of going out as champions.

    This was completely avoidable, which is why, whoever here opined that what we’re mired in “happens” is dead wrong.

    THis didn’t “happen,” the people who run this franchise made it happen.
    ///

    I hope Mason gets a couple of plate appearances today. And would love to see Wang back in the fold.

  17. J. Alfred Prufrock March 20th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    By the way, Russell Martin is hitting like 176 this Spring so what have they really lost there?
    ///

    Cool.

    Montero’s hitting .367 and is Seattle’s starting catcher.

  18. Tackelberry March 20th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock March 20th, 2013 at 11:54 am
    By the way, Russell Martin is hitting like 176 this Spring so what have they really lost there?
    ///

    Cool.

    Montero’s hitting .367 and is Seattle’s starting catcher.

    _____________________________________

    Cool. They didn’t have Montero last year either

  19. Tidrow March 20th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I don’t know but from what I see Stewart isn’t that good defensively. Where does he get that reputation from? Or is it that standard label placed on catchers who can’t hit?

  20. J. Alfred Prufrock March 20th, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Mike Ri March 20th, 2013 at 11:49 am
    Russell Martin is hitting like 176 —-

    Gee what a shock. .the most over-rated catcher in baseball. Glad hes gone … IMO no doubt this dude juiced.
    ///

    I don’t know about that, but I do know that he is the epitome of a mistake hitter, and I maintain that his 2011 ABs in the ALDS are some of the worst I’ve ever seen by a professional baseball player. He was at his best just trying to go the other way and when he was also walking, but I disagree with the idea that he was some bad luck hitter.

  21. J. Alfred Prufrock March 20th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Cool. They didn’t have Montero last year either
    ///

    Yeah. Wonder how that happened?

  22. Frankg March 20th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I saw Wang pitch in the WBC one game and although his line was good, many of the balls were hit hard because he couldn’t keep his pitches down. I would not sign him to a ML contract.

    As far as the Steinbreeners go, I like their new approach to winning that seems to work well for other teams. The only weak link is Cashman who can’t make good trades or develop talent internally.

  23. Hassey March 20th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    will Cano be the only holdover starter on Opening Day 2013 from Ooening Day 2012?

  24. Tackelberry March 20th, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    . Alfred Prufrock March 20th, 2013 at 12:00 pm
    Cool. They didn’t have Montero last year either
    ///

    Yeah. Wonder how that happened?

    ______________________________

    Do you also wonder how Yanks won division without him?

  25. blake March 20th, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    “I don’t know but from what I see Stewart isn’t that good defensively. Where does he get that reputation from? Or is it that standard label placed on catchers who can’t hit?”

    he’s not good enough to make up for his zero bat…..it’s not like he’s Yadie Molina back there

  26. J. Alfred Prufrock March 20th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Tackelberry March 20th, 2013 at 11:57 am
    J. Alfred Prufrock March 20th, 2013 at 11:54 am
    By the way, Russell Martin is hitting like 176 this Spring so what have they really lost there?
    ///

    And I agree, Martin sucks, although I, and several others, was saying it last year, too, when Cashman was proclaiming him the new Thurman Munson.

    And what’s it say about the folks who chose him over Montero?

  27. yankeefeminista March 20th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Tidrow, the FO relies on advanced metrics that mere mortals cannot witness with their eyes; the catcherfx says that Stewie is a defensive wizard. Who are we to question the great fx machine?

    I too would love to see Wang come back, although I am not sure in what role. I am hoping his velo can sustain, and if healthy he can show decent command. He was showing a nasty curveball in 2012 ST.

    Nice to see Mason get some playing time. Trust me, he is tipping 200 on the scales. Hope he can still run like a deer and he doesn’t have too much restrictive muscle.

  28. J. Alfred Prufrock March 20th, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    he’s not good enough to make up for his zero bat…..it’s not like he’s Yadie Molina back there
    ///

    They keed acting as though these no-hit catchers are, though. I always think of Skinner, he’s kind of what they profess these others to be defensively, but none of them measure up, except offensively.

  29. J. Alfred Prufrock March 20th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Do you also wonder how Yanks won division without him?
    ///

    No, and if you knew what I wrote last year – that they had enough pitching to win but an offensive that would be thoroughly exposed in the playoffs, you’d know that, instead of presuming and trying your dreadful strawman tactics here :)

  30. pat March 20th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Cashman: Cortisone shot for Jeter this morning. Too soon to say if it will affect his abiliity to start Opening Day.

  31. J. Alfred Prufrock March 20th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I had predicted a few months ago a ten percent drop in attendance. That will be at a minimum this year. Are folks going to want to come out in hopes Jeter may play or Mo may get a save chance? They sure aren’t coming to watch Rivera, Francisco,Boesch and Stewart play.
    ///

    I will make the pilgrimage to see Rivera, (Mariano, that is) but getting the ball to him on some random night becomes more and more of a crap shoot.

  32. J. Alfred Prufrock March 20th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Man, hate hearing that cortisone stuff.

  33. astrocityfan March 20th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    How old is Wang these days? If he is throwing well maybe we sign him and package Joba and Phelps for Olt? Rangers need pitching right?

  34. Against All Odds March 20th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Hey comet I hope all is well

  35. yankeefeminista March 20th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    +1 on the cortisone shot, nasty stuff. They should use some natural anti-inflammatories. Some of the natural supplements on that Bosch list were actually really good for the body. Maybe Jeet should consult Bosch. :twisted:

  36. Against All Odds March 20th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Wang is 32 yrs old.

  37. J. Alfred Prufrock March 20th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    yankeefeminista March 20th, 2013 at 12:04 pm
    Tidrow, the FO relies on advanced metrics that mere mortals cannot witness with their eyes; the catcherfx says that Stewie is a defensive wizard. Who are we to question the great fx machine?
    ///

    LOL. Good thing we have JR and Sanchez in the system. Hopefully, their being in it outlasts the current guys oversaw getting them but who seem to enjoy shooting themselves in the foot by disliking offense at the position.

  38. J. Alfred Prufrock March 20th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    *who oversaw

  39. yankeefeminista March 20th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Wang turns 33 at the end of March. A mere babe if only his body would serve him better.

  40. Rich in NJ March 20th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    “I think WE all agree on this, but the Yankees do not do this.”

    Which is why we are where we are.

    But if Hal wants to go substantially under $200m, they are going to have to start doing it, and keep doing it for a while, if they have any hope of being really good again.

  41. yankeefeminista March 20th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    They are deprogramming JR; his offense was too good in ST. So, he needs to go back and reread the Save Runs, Don’t Create Them manual.

  42. J. Alfred Prufrock March 20th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    yankeefeminista March 20th, 2013 at 12:15 pm
    +1 on the cortisone shot, nasty stuff. They should use some natural anti-inflammatories. Some of the natural supplements on that Bosch list were actually really good for the body. Maybe Jeet should consult Bosch.
    ///

    We talking MSM, natural HGH… ? Is good ole’ turmeric banned?

  43. J. Alfred Prufrock March 20th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    yankeefeminista March 20th, 2013 at 12:17 pm
    They are deprogramming JR; his offense was too good in ST. So, he needs to go back and reread the Save Runs, Don’t Create Them manual.
    ///

    On your game this afternoon :)

  44. yankeefeminista March 20th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    …It would be really interesting to see a list of what is and isn’t banned, and what the criteria is.

  45. blake March 20th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Ken Rosenthal ?@Ken_Rosenthal 10m
    Scout in Arizona says #Dodgers’ Puig further along than #Athletics’ Cespedes was at this time last year. “Chance to be very special bat.”

  46. Tackelberry March 20th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    No, and if you knew what I wrote last year – that they had enough pitching to win but an offensive that would be thoroughly exposed in the playoffs, you’d know that, instead of presuming and trying your dreadful strawman tactics here

    ________________________________________________

    They have enough pitching to win this year too. Plus their bullpen is stronger this year with Mo back and JOba back for the full year. Also, Granderson will be back in early May. We’ll see about Tex. Sorry if we disagree, but I still think this team will be right in the thick of it. If you want to throw in the towel before the season even begins, thats your perogative

  47. austinmac March 20th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    As I said some time ago, it is only because it was Jeter that we thought he would be okay. He had a serious injury with screws to repair it. This is not a typical broken bone injury. We can simply hope at this point.

  48. J. Alfred Prufrock March 20th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    All is not lost for the Yankees’ future.

    We could be very good again in a few years if he have a decent conversion rate of prospects, some of whom are very promising.

    What I really like is that, along with the high upside OFs we have, we have extremely toolsy IF prospects like Feliz and Gumbs. If only the former could go back to playing SS, but I guess that’s not realistic. Andujar I’ll get to see in May, hopefully. Custodio, Duran, etc. are too far away to get a handle on them; Custodio was dreadful at SS in the only game I saw live (OD Staten Island last year) but they like his glove and range.

    We also have some very good looking young pitching.

    The sadness is in them having just thrown away the advantage they could have wielded over the rest of baseball with the aging guys having been in a position of being the elegant and complementary elders to the dynamic young bats we had and chucked away.

  49. FiretheUMPIRE March 20th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Signing Wang could add to their depth and make it easier to move Phil Hughes for a bat if the opportunity came about.

  50. RadioKev March 20th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    The Wanger rides again!

  51. yankeefeminista March 20th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    “We talking MSM, natural HGH… ? Is good ole’ turmeric banned?”

    The above would all be good for Jeet. Some of the other natural (good) supplements that Bosch was prescribing include Zinc, Amino acids, Vitamin D, Omega-3, -6, -9: Essential fatty acids, DHEA, Resveratrol, Melatonin, Glucosamine, Alpha lipoic acid.

    I sure hope that Jeet is taking some of these things. Especially a high level fish oil to combat inflammation.

  52. yankeefeminista March 20th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    You can’t just willy nilly move Hughes based on the signing of Wang; the latter has to prove that he can stay healthy.

  53. J. Alfred Prufrock March 20th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    They have enough pitching to win this year too. Plus their bullpen is stronger this year with Mo back and JOba back for the full year. Also, Granderson will be back in early May. We’ll see about Tex. Sorry if we disagree, but I still think this team will be right in the thick of it. If you want to throw in the towel before the season even begins, thats your perogative
    ////

    Enough pitching, if wed had a legit offense. As things stand now, we do not. The team is that much older than it was in 2010, when the disparity in youth between us and the Rangers in that ALCS proved to be our downfall and was a very blatant sign that they had to begin transitioning the hitters. They simply have let the lineup fust. Is it possible for them to win the World Series? I would say, as currently constructed, it is nigh impossible. But as the Russians say, hope always dies last. If they could send Mo out a champion, that would even be worth having to put up with Cashman/Girardi for a couple more years.

    But without some more-than-cosmetic tweaking, I can’t see it.

  54. RadioKev March 20th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    yankeefeminista March 20th, 2013 at 12:30 pm
    You can’t just willy nilly move Hughes based on the signing of Wang; the latter has to prove that he can stay healthy.
    ———

    You don’t do it, period. We’ve got no idea how Wang would handle a season of work. This is a Colon/Garcia type signing, if he’s signed.

    But some folks will spend all day dreaming of ways to trade Hughes…

  55. austinmac March 20th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I will be very surprised if they sign Wang. He will likely prefer a place where they have an immediate need for a starter.

  56. yankeefeminista March 20th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Pruf, speaking of SS, I think Custodio will be in XST. Also I’ve read that Avelino is looking very good in MiLB camp so far on both sides of the ball.

  57. yankeefeminista March 20th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    RadioKev, yep. Trading Hughes would not be a good idea. We should have extended him when we had the chance.

  58. yankeefeminista March 20th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    :arrow:

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