Monday, June 16, 2008

Wang's Injury Spells Trouble For Rotation

Chien-Ming Wang is the next addition to the list of problems plaguing the Yankees Rotation Troubles. Wang injured his foot on Sunday while running the bases during interleague play against the Astros. He said that he heard a “pop” and left the game. Reports now say that he will be in a cast in boot for nearly 6 weeks due to a sprained foot and ligament as well as a partially torn tendon. That puts him at a return of almost 10 weeks, but the Yankees official site says that it may be a season ending injury.

As if losing their Ace wasn’t enough they have already moved Chamberlain up into the rotation to fill an already existing gap this season. The Yankees find themselves in trouble, and we should see them looking to the pool of available players as quickly as possible. For now Dan Giese will be filling in the 5th spot of the rotation. Rumors are already flying to as who the Yanks will be looking to court and it appears that they have their eyes on Cleveland. Where it is purely speculation at this point the long term solution may be throwing money at C.C Sabathia when he becomes a free agent. It appears as though New York management think passing on making C.C an offer will be a lot like passing on a bidding war with Santana. Another rumor flying is that a release of Paul Byrd may be a possibility in the next two weeks which the Yanks might jump on as a quick fix. Needless to say there will be some moves being made shortly and should be interesting to see how it pans out.

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Matt Randle "el" said...

anytime you type Wang and injury into the same sentence...HUMOR