For a team that says it wants to build itself around pitching, and doesn’t even have a No. 5 starter, the Mets missed out when Chien-Ming Wang signed with Washington.
Two million bucks, even if the Mets have decided to pinch pennies, was a good risk. The reports have been good on his shoulder, and with the off days in April the Mets could have mixed and matched until he was ready.
Wang might be done, he might turn into a bust, but in today’s market, $2 million was a safe enough gamble.