Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Posted by el duque at 2:19 PM
Ponder this: He threw a solid seven innings yesterday, impressing every scout in the majors. If he wanted to, Wang could use last night's game to wheedle a new deal from somebody.
Seven innings of ground ball outs. What team in baseball doesn't need pitching? You think the Mets wouldn't call? The Redsocks?
His next "out" clause is May 31. That's four, maybe five starts at Scranton.
By then, we'll have gotten a full taste of David Phelps and Ivan Nova as fifth starters. By then, who knows what the verdict will be on Vidal Nuno... and even Dellin Betances will either have restored himself as a starter or be in the bullpen.
May 31. But I'm betting two more starts like last night, and Cash will pull the trigger on Chien-Ming. Phelps has proven he can handle long relief - (maybe better than he handles starting) - and I think Nova's act is running light on believers.
May 31... the day Wang's dang due.