The Chicago White Sox could be signing a new pitcher to the organization soon with reports saying Chien-Ming Wang is opting out of his minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds to sign with the Chicago White Sox.
John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer tweeted:
Chien-Ming Wang opted out of his contract. Was having a good year at Louisville. #reds
— John Fay (@johnfayman) July 13, 2014
Mark Sheldon of Reds.com wrote:
“According to the China Times in Taiwan and GlobalSportsIntegration.com, Wang is expected to sign a deal with the White Sox.”
I believe this is a good move by the White Sox, and if I were Chicago I would bring him up to the Majors on Friday, as soon as the All-Star break is complete.
Wang would be a good addition to either the bullpen or the starting rotation as a No. 4 or No. 5 starter since he does have past MLB experience with the New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays and the Washington Nationals.
At this point having Wang either in the bullpen or the starting rotation can’t be any worse than what the White Sox have had at times for most of this season. I think I’d rather see him in the bullpen right now, then go from there.
With Louisville this season, Wang (in 19 starts) was 8-5 with an ERA of 3.70.
In parts of eight MLB seasons, Wang has a career ERA of 4.37 with a 62-34 record. From 2011-13 (his time away from the Yankees) Wang is 7-8 in 27 starts.
What are you thoughts on this possible signing?