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Chien-Ming Wang gets $2 million plus incentives

Feb 16, 2010, 5:14 PM EDT

UPDATE: The details on the Wang-Nats deal: $2 million in base salary, with up to $3 million in performance-based bonuses.

12:02 P.M.
: Now that the shirt’s out of the bag, the Nats have no reason to pretend they haven’t signed Wang.  Bill Ladson tweets that the Nats have agreed to terms with Wang and have scheduled a press conference for Friday. Terms aren’t known just yet.

Kudos to the Globe’s Pete Abraham who had this first and stuck with it despite multiple, implausible denials by the agent and the team.

10:59 A.M.: Chien-Ming Wang’s agent has gotten all snippy that people have reported that his client and the Nats already have a deal. He insists that Wang hasn’t yet made up his mind. But if that’s the case, why are the Nationals selling jerseys with his name on it already?

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that if a fan can wear Wang’s name on a Nationals jersey this year, Wang will be wearing a Nationals jersey this year as well.

  1. Edward Hu - Feb 16, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    For once, can we all learn to pronounce this poor guy’s name properly? His name is pronounced as it reads, “WANG”, and not “WONG.”
    In the end, therefore, the Nationals got the WANG they wanted, if not the WANG they needed.

  2. BCTF - Feb 16, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    This is not a chawade

  3. NaOH - Feb 16, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    As Ken Davidoff stated this morning in a live chat, “[Wang to the Nationals is] a done deal. Washington, $2 million guaranteed with $3.25 million attainable in incentives.”
    It’s behind a pay wall, so probably not available to most:
    This is the same as he reported on Sunday:

  4. Erik - Feb 16, 2010 at 2:34 PM

    I’m stealing this from my friend Louis:
    “Our National Wang era is about to begin.”

  5. Nasty Boy - Feb 16, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    Lets see if the Yankees are correct in their thinking. They seem to think he wouldn’t be the pitcher he was. Time will tell. This is a good deal if he comes most of the way back .

  6. willmose - Feb 17, 2010 at 12:31 AM

    Craig are you really really sure about this signing?
    Has MLB approved the contract?

  7. Annemarie Tapaha - Mar 1, 2010 at 10:24 AM

    Articles gave me a HUGE boost in the Google rankings

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