What Should The Yankees Do With Wang?

Howard SpaethContributor IJune 15, 2009

NEW YORK - JUNE 04: Pitcher Chien-Ming Wang #40 of the New York Yankees sits in the dugout after being taken out of the game in the 5th inning against the Texas Rangers during their game on June 4, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

What Should The Yankees Do?

They should put him down to Triple-A for a couple of starts and see what happens. He has been unable to get out of the fifth inning in almost all of his starts. When he came off the DL, Giradi put him in the bullpen and he was awesome in the pen.

His sinker was very good and he looked like he was in control of everything, especially when he was pitching in relief in Cleveland.

They should put him in the bullpen until he steps his game up. On 'Sportscenter' or 'Baseball Tonight,' they are always analyzing the way he pitches. This year is very different from the years past. He is unable to get any grip on any of his pitches.

Phil Hughes deserves to be in the rotation after what he has been producing this year, so far. Yes, he has only had a couple of good starts, but he does give you innings and is still only 22.

If Wang can not produce in the rotation, they could make him into a reliever.

They are having issues in the bullpen where they cannot get people out. They go through stages. Giradi keeps on using Aceves just like Torre did with Scott Procter. Phil Hughes is in the bullpen, but since being put in the bullpen, has only pitched less than 15 innings. They should have him pitch more innings to give some of the relievers the day off. 

There have been rumors that the Yanks are looking for bullpen help. As a fan, I agree they do need some help. They should trade for someone like Huston Street or someone who is proven.