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  1. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  2. Chien-Ming Wang signs with the Reds

    Dec 19, 2013, 8:40 AM EDT

    Chien-Ming Wang

    There are a couple of reports this morning that Chien-Ming Wang has signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds with a spring training invitation. We last saw Wang getting shellacked in a July game for the Toronto Blue Jays, in which he couldn’t escape the second inning after allowing six runs on eight hits…

  3. The Blue Jays designate Chien-Ming Wang for assignment

    Jul 3, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

    Chien-Ming Wang

    I beat the Wang double entendres to death last night on Twitter and this morning in ATH so I won’t do that anymore. But I will note, with some degree of sadness, that the Blue Jays designated Chien-Ming Wang for assignment after last night’s disaster start against the Tigers. Wang was staked to a 4-0…

  4. Jose Bautista launches go-ahead homer to lead Blue Jays to 10th straight win

    Jun 22, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista Getty

    Another day, another win for the Blue Jays. Thanks to a dramatic go-ahead two-run homer by Jose Bautista in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Blue Jays defeated the Orioles 4-2 this afternoon for their 10th consecutive win. The Blue Jays had a 2-1 lead going into the top of the eighth inning behind…

  5. Brandon Morrow suffers setback with right forearm

    Jun 18, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT

    morrow getty

    More injury issues here for the Toronto Blue Jays. According to MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm, right-hander Brandon Morrow suffered a minor setback Monday during his rehab debut with High-A Dunedin and has been sent back to Toronto to have his ailing forearm examined by the Blue Jays’ team doctors. Morrow was placed on the 15-day disabled…

  6. Ron Washington held a doors-closed meeting

    Jun 17, 2013, 1:08 PM EDT

    Ron Washington

    The Rangers have lost six in a row, lost their lead in the AL West and haven’t been scoring at all. Getting handcuffed by Chien-Ming Wang was apparently the last straw for Ron Washington, who held a team meeting after yesterday’s loss: “I spoke to them, and the message is nobody’s business in this room…

  7. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 17, 2013, 6:49 AM EDT

    Anna Scorecard

    Athletics 10, Mariners 2: This game was a Father’s Day treat for me. Why? Because I used it to teach my daughter how to keep score. I printed out scoresheets. I did a little sketch on the top of hers to illustrate the numbers which correspond with each defensive position. I paused the TV after…

  8. Blue Jays complete sweep of Rangers on the road

    Jun 16, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Texas Rangers

    Behind Chien-Ming Wang‘s seven shut-out innings and a trio of home runs, the Blue Jays downed the Rangers 7-2 this afternoon to complete a four-game series sweep in Texas. The Jays have won five in a row and eight of their last ten, slowly climbing their way back into AL East contention. They now sit…

  9. Bill James thinks Sabermetrics has overrated ground ball pitchers

    Mar 22, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

    Derek Lowe

    Rob Neyer expounded on a Bill James piece (here, behind a paywall) at SB Nation in which James says that proponents of Sabermetrics have “horribly overstated” the case for ground ball pitchers. He cites a handful of elite pitchers — Tom Seaver, Bob Gibson, Randy Johnson, Justin Verlander, among others — and points out that…

  10. Phil Hughes likely to start the season on the disabled list

    Mar 22, 2013, 9:10 AM EDT

    phil hughes getty

    Editor to reporter: “This is baloney! ‘Yankees player injured’ is dog-bites-man stuff! Give me some NEWS!” [chomps cigar, thinks about how to discredit Spiderman] Phil Hughes, who will pitch in a Minor League game today, seems likely to begin the year on the DL. Girardi wouldn’t commit to it, though. — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) March…

  11. Chien-Ming Wang in talks with multiple teams

    Mar 20, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    wang getty

    A few weeks ago it was reported that Chien-Ming Wang and the Yankees may have some interest in a reunion, but things went silent as the WBC got underway and Wang pitched for Chinese Taipei. There still is some interest there, but Wang is not focusing exclusively on the Yankees: Chien-Ming Wang’s agent Alan Chang says…

  12. Yankees among teams with interest in Chien-Ming Wang

    Mar 3, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

    wang getty

    Chien-Ming Wang back in pinstripes? Maybe. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees and five other MLB teams are expressing interest in the free agent right-hander, who allowed just four hits over six scoreless innings Saturday as his Chinese Taipei team grabbed a 4-1 victory over Australia in Group B of the 2013 World…

  13. Chien-Ming Wang pitches Chinese Taipei past Australia in WBC opener

    Mar 2, 2013, 2:44 AM EDT

    Chien-Ming Wang

    Thanks to six shutout innings from Chien-Ming Wang, Chinese Taipei took a huge step towards advancing in the World Baseball Classic in Saturday’s opener, beating Australia 4-1. South Korea is viewed as the lock to advance from Pool B. The winner of today’s opener was in a great position to earn the other spot, with…

  14. Chris Snelling injured in first World Baseball Classic at-bat

    Mar 2, 2013, 1:32 AM EDT

    Chris Snelling - Bowman Chrome

    Sad to say, I saw this one coming a mile away. Chris Snelling, who had pretty much the worst luck of any position prospect ever, hit a line-drive single for Australia in his first World Baseball Classic at-bat Saturday against Chinese Taipei starter Chien-Ming Wang and then immediately left the game with a leg injury.…

  15. The Yankees plan to scout Chien-Ming Wang during the World Baseball Classic

    Feb 15, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT

    Chien-Ming Wang Getty

    Chien-Ming Wang is still out on the free agent market in hopes of getting a major league deal. While he may have to eventually lower his expectations, there’s a chance that one of his former teams will welcome him back into the fold. According to George A. King III of the New York Post, the…

  16. World Baseball Classic rosters announced for all countries

    Jan 17, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

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    All of the rosters for the World Baseball Classic have been released. They are subject to change, but they can all be read here by clicking on each country’s flag.  The highlights, per MLB’s press release: Venezuela’s roster currently features 11 All-Stars, including Triple Crown-winning 2012 A.L. MVP Miguel Cabrera, 2012 World Series Most Valuable…

  17. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  18. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

    joakim soria getty

    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  19. Maybe the NL East race isn’t over just yet

    Sep 23, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT

    Jayson Werth, Bryce Harper

    The Braves beat the Phillies 2-1 on Sunday to pull within 4 1/2 games of the Nationals in the NL East. With Chien-Ming Wang getting a spot start, the Nationals lost to the Brewers 6-2. Now, with a five-game lead in the loss column and just 10 left to play, the Nationals are still sitting…

  20. Nationals turn to Chien-Ming Wang for spot start Sunday

    Sep 21, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Nationals' Wang throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game 2 of their MLB National League baseball doubleheader in Washington

    Now that the Nationals have clinched a playoff spot they’re willing to give Chien-Ming Wang a turn in the rotation, so the oft-injured right-hander will make a spot start Sunday against the Brewers. Wang hasn’t started a game since June 19, when he failed to make it out of the fourth inning against the Rays,…

  21. Chien-Ming Wang activated from DL, but role on Nationals is unclear

    Sep 6, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    Chien-Ming Wang

    Washington has activated Chien-Ming Wang from the disabled list after he missed the past two months with a hip injury, but when he might pitch again and which role he’ll fill remains uncertain. For now Wang is throwing bullpen sessions so Davey Johnson can get a look at him and the manager told James Wagner…

  22. Chien-Ming Wang pulled off rehab, out indefinitely

    Aug 8, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

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    Amanda Comak of the Washington Times passes along the following update on the status of injured Nationals right-hander Chien-Ming Wang: Wang, who gave up six earned runs off seven hits and two walks in Tuesday night in Double-A, had a recurrence of the hip soreness that landed him on the disabled list on July 3,…

  23. No strikeouts, no problem for Aaron Cook

    Jul 16, 2012, 10:15 PM EDT

    Aaron Cook

    Despite going without a strikeout for the fourth time in five starts as a member of the Red Sox, Aaron Cook limited the White Sox to just an unearned run over seven innings in Boston’s 5-1 victory Monday. The sinkerballing Cook has recorded a mere two strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings this season, both of…

  24. The worst of the worst at the All-Star break

    Jul 9, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    Because the non-All-Stars deserve recognition too — even when they’d prefer to hide their faces — here’s a look at some midpoint leaderboards in reverse order. OPS 1. Dee Gordon (SS LAD): .562 2. Cliff Pennington (SS Oak): .563 3. Cameron Maybin (CF SD): .596 4. Jamey Carroll (INF Min): .597 5. Justin Smoak (1B…

  25. Nationals send Chien-Ming Wang back to bullpen, return Ross Detwiler to rotation

    Jun 20, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

    Chien-Ming Wang sits in the dugout with teammates during their MLB exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Washington

    Three weeks after moving Chien-Ming Wang from the bullpen to the rotation and bumping Ross Detwiler from the rotation to the bullpen the Nationals are reversing that switch. Wang flopped in four starts, allowing 13 runs in 17.2 innings with more walks (14) than strikeouts (11) and a .364 opponents’ batting average. Detwiler had a…

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