What can possibly be said about Worm Killer Wang that hasn’t already been said this year? If you want to say that “Mussina=Schilling” and “Johnson=Beckett,” then Wang is the difference between the Yankees and the Red Sox this year. And, it’s a big difference.
Watching the Yankees man-handle “King Felix” last night (who, this time last year, was the best pitching prospect in baseball) and how the Yankees battered the Red Sox pitching prospect jewels Craig Hansen and Jon Lester this past series in Boston, is actually a good primer for Yankees fans to (again) level set their expectations on Philip Hughes.
It’s one thing to star in the minors and it’s another thing to get that to translate into big league success.
And, it also tells you how special it is to see Wang doing what he’s doing now – just in his second year.