Some fans on another site want the Mets to sign C M Wang, and says he could potentially be the #2 starter the Mets need.
When has Wang shown that he is capable of being a #2 starter? If you ignore his win totals (as a result of a very, very good Yankee offense, not a direct measure of his performance), and his pitching stats do not look like a #2 starter. He doesn’t miss bats and pitches to the defense, has only made 24 starts in the past 2 years combined, and only broke 200 innings once in his career (another year he was 199).
His FIP (fielding independent pitching ERA)
2008 3.74 (15 starts)
2009 5.38 (9 starts)
Compare that to a true #2 starter, Ben Sheets
Erik Bedard Career FIP 3.66, with only 1 of the past 5 years above 3.60
J Vasquez (just as a comparison)
I do advocate taking a chance on signing Wang, but to think he would be our #2 is a stretch (Javy will be the Yankees #4 starter). I wouldn't mind Wang as a #4/5, but don't expect him to be a huge contributor, but more as an insurance policy if Ollie or Big Pelf or Maine get hurt/sh*t the bed.