Via Ken Rosenthal –
Chien-Ming Wang, coming off shoulder surgery on July 29, is expected to throw off a mound in the next week or two, according to one of his agents, Alan Nero.
“Everything is going extraordinarily well,” Nero said.
Six teams are evaluating Wang’s medical records, Nero said. Wang, who turns 30 on March 31, is training at Fischer Sports in Phoenix.
“We’re anticipating a major-league offer with a substantial guarantee and substantial upside,” Nero said.
“We’re so confident with what is going to happen, if we don’t do it until May, we’re OK. Whoever shows the initiative to take a little bit of risk is going to win.”
Chien-Ming is a solid citizen. So, whomever signs him is not going to get a dog or a nut job. But, for Wang, it all depends on whether or not the MPH is there on the sinker. If it is, and if his arm can make 30 starts, he’ll be a decent pitcher. But, if he wants to be a 19-game winner again, and have nice numbers, he better sign with a club that has high grass in the infield and outfield fences that are somewhat deep. Safeco Field or Busch Stadium would be a nice fit for him.