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Friday, February 15, 2008

Not Worth an Additional $600K....

CMW lost his arbitration case and will make $4 million in 2008. Makes you wonder what went down in St. Petersburg Thursday. After 2011, if he so chooses, Wang, who expressed his wishes to remain a Yankee for life, can reciprocate the lack of respect and loyalty shown by his organization to him.
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

4 words for Chien-Ming to remember in 2011:

"No Home-Town Discount!"

It's a damn shame that the Yankees nickeled and dimed him. I'm very disappointed.

-Dodger fan in NY

Will said...

You can say Yankees are disrespecting Wang but its a matter of business. A pitcher with 3 years experience isn't expect to win arbitration that much. But in our views as CMW fans, 600k is nothing to the Yanks.

tsong001 said...

That's very disappointing. Refusing to give CMW the additional 600K, the Yankees are basically saying that CMW worth as much as Kei Igawa (2-3 in 2007). Let's hope that CMW gives another solid performance and really make the Yankees pay when the end of the 2008 season comes around. If he can repeat another 19+ win season, there is no reason that the Yankees can't pay him at least as much as the BoSox paying Dice-K.

2.5 said...

was it wise for Wang to declare his career-long intentions with the Yanks? That's basically granting them monopsony power.

tsong001 said...

2.5, I understand what you're saying about Wang declared his desire to be a Yankee for his entire MLB career. But what is sad is that loyalty is no longer valued by organizations but instead it has become something where they felt they can exploit. It should've never be like that. All I can say is that "shame on the Yankees for doing that!"

Anonymous said...

i wouldn't read too much into wang's comments. Players say things like that all the time, a lot of it is ceremony and pomp and circumstance. Not that Wang doesn't mean it, but I'm sure he's a smart dude and aware of the nature of the baseball market.