The RAB Radio Show – April 23, 2009 – Episode 23

Update on Chien-Ming Wang
Forbes: Yanks worth $1.5 billion

After a brief hiatus the RAB Radio Show is back this week. Mike and I are ready to break down the team as we always do.

Chien-Ming Wang is the main topic of conversation to kick things off, as he should be. No one could have expected this. So what to do with him? The Yanks threw him in Extended Spring Training today — after we broadcasted — and it appears that he’ll miss his next start. Nardi thinks he still needs to build arm strength. This means Phil Hughes on Tuesday. Mike and I express our opinions on the Phranchise making his 2009 debut.

There’s plenty more in this edition. It was kind of a last-minute thing — we’ve been trying to re-tool the Radio Show to be a bit more interesting. Guests are forthcoming, so it won’t just be two schmucks talking baseball.

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Update on Chien-Ming Wang
Forbes: Yanks worth $1.5 billion
  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    it appears that he’ll miss his next start. Nardi thinks he still needs to build arm strength. This means Phil Hughes on Tuesday.

    Is that confirmed, and does this mean CMW is going on the 15-day DL retroactive to his last start?

    • Joseph Pawlikowski

      Not confirmed, but I don’t see how they’ll do it any other way.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        If he goes on the 15-day retroactive to the day after his last start (4/19), he’s eligible to come back Monday 5/4 (the 16th day), which would be the day AFTER the next turn through the rotation for the Wang/Hughes slot (Sunday, 5/3 vs the Angels).

        So if Wang goes on the DL Hughes gets both of his next two starts. I wonder if instead of DL’ing him they demote the 8th man in the bullpen (SteJax) and carry 6 starters so that they can choose who they want to start that Sunday afternoon home game against the Angels.

        • Joseph Pawlikowski

          I think you’re right. They can demote SteJax, and then recall Robertson if they think they want another reliever at some point.

          • Stryker

            i like it. alot.

  • Pel

    two schmucks talking baseball


    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Mike and the Mad MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAX!!!!!!
      On sports radio sixty-six, W-F-A-NNNNNNNNN!!!

  • radnom

    11 Strikeouts but gave up 9 hits.

    Greater that 1 hit per inning in extended spring training? Phil Hughes, you’re up.

    Get well soon Wang.

  • Tom Zig

    Good show guys. I just have one question. What % chance that the every member of the Yankee infield makes the all star game?

  • tim randle

    how was the KC a “legitimate” loss–you even said JoeG overmanaged it.

    maybe we’re working off different definition of “legitimate”

    i like the pen comments.

    have the guys in front of him gotten slower/taken shorter leads?
    he’s slower?
    not just bat speed, but less power, so those balls are being fielded instead of hit through?


    agree on the allstar. its like Christmas decorations up before halloween…

  • sequitur

    Endy Chaves will hit better than Melky Cabrera? Melky has a better career number than Chavez and every systems project Melky to hit better this season than Chavez (and they’re not even close). I know you people love to hate on Melky but I didn’t know you also had an unhealthy level of man crush on freakin’ Endy Chavez.