Washington Nationals: Latest On Chien-Ming Wang...

As a day full of speculation about where Chien-Ming Wang would sign came to an end, MLB.com's Bill Ladson, who'd been following the story since Boston Globe writer Peter Abraham's first Twitter message linked the 29-year-old free agent right-hander to the Washington Nationals Wednesday morning, posted a message on his own Twitter feed which said that in spite of reports to the contrary, his own unnamed baseball source, "...insisted that a deal is not close between the #Nats and Chien-Ming Wang," who would be sticking to a previously reported 7-10 day window in which he'd make his decision on a home for the twenty-ten campaign...However...

...Boston Globe (Boston.com) writer  Peter Abraham's last Chien-Ming Wang-related message of the night quoted New York Newsday's Ken Davidoff's Twitter message which included details of the deal that Nationals and Chien-Ming Wang are not close to signing, with Mr. Davidoff writing that the, "Word in DC is that (the) #Nats will guarantee Wang 2 million, and he can more than double that in incentives."

...ESPN.com's Buster Olney updated a report last night from his colleague at ESPN, Jayson Stark, in an article entitled, "Sources: Chien-Ming Wang to decide". Mr. Stark had reportedly spoken to his own "unnamed source" who said the former NY Yankees' starter was deciding between, "...the Washington Nationals and one other unidentified team." Mr. Olney's report, which confirmed an earlier Twitter message from SI.com's Jon Heyman, stated that, "If the Los Angeles Dodgers were the 'other' team Wang was considering, they aren't anymore." The Dodgers, Mr. Olney writes, "...saw nothing in Wang's throwing session (Wednesday) that would dissuade them from signing him, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPNLosAngeles' Tony Jackson," but Mr. Olney speculates that the Nationals willingness to offer Wang a major league deal is an advantage, since it's "...something the Dodgers would be hard-pressed to give him because their 40-man roster is full."

...Reports from the China Times last night had Chien-Ming Wang siging for $2 million plus incentives. Washington Post writer Chico Harlan ended the day reporting that, "Wang will pick a team within the next 7-10 days," though his source says the Nationals, "...are way ahead of the pack." 

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