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Thursday, June 11, 2009
Yankees' Wang still not right


Via Yanks Go Yard, a dubious achievement: Well, that's one take. Mathew Sisson's got another and he's got some data backing him up. According to the Pitchf/x data, Wang's velocity is fine, but his mechanics are not, as his release point last night was dramatically different than it was in April 2008 (in this complete-game two-hitter). Sisson concludes: I tend to agree. And it's not like the Yankees need Wang in the rotation when they've got Phil Hughes, whose primary job at the moment seems to be cleaning up Wang's mess. And if that's his job, he may as well do the whole job until Wang gets his arm where it's supposed to be.