It's always fun to look around the NL East to see what the "competition" is up to and there is some interesting Nationals news floating around. They signed Adam Kennedy this weekend. That’s nice. There is also a rumor they might bring Kris Benson and his wife to Spring Training to have a look. And while it’s a nice view, I’m skeptical that Benson has anything left. Whatever. I’m more interested in Wang.
The Nationals offered former Yankee pitcher C.M. Wang an incentive laden contract rumored to be worth a guaranteed 1-2 million bucks. Jon Heyman of SI.com reports that Wang threw “only 85 MPH off flat ground” in a recent workout. Heyman implies that this scared off at least one team but apparently not the Nationals. I’m not sure why throwing “only” 85 MPH off of flat ground for a sinker ball pitcher coming off of an injury a month before Spring Training starts is a negative, but I’m glad it’s not scaring off the Nationals. Wang was a solid pitcher before his injury and even at 85% of his best he’s better than the 4th or 5th starters on the Nationals depth chart. Also, in case you didn’t know, his name is slang for penis. If he pitches against the Phils a few times next season, that is three or four posts worth of dick jokes and double entendre. Maybe even some Wang photoshopping. Who knows what else. The possibilities seem endless. It's easy blogging and we here at WSBGMs are always looking for some easy blogging, especially if it involves dick jokes. So if you might laugh at this sort of things, pay attention to Nationals this week and hope that they land a Wang.