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A Very Different Wei-Yin Chen

When the Marlins inked Wei-Yin Chen to a five year, $80 million deal this offseason they weren’t signing an ace or a workhorse. During his four previous seasons, Chen registered an ERA-, FIP-, or xFIP- better than 90 just once and he maxed out at 192.2 innings in 2012. Chen made a name for himself from 2012 to 2015 as an exemplar of consistency. Above average, but not great. Reliable...
Via Fangraphs
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Chen gets opening day start for Marlins, not Fernandez

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Marlins newcomer Wei-Yin Chen will start on opening day instead of ace Jose Fernandez, a decision designed to help manage the workload of the former NL Rookie of the Year. Manager Don Mattingly said Sunday that Chen would pitch April 5 when the Marlins host Detroit. Fernandez will start the next day. Fernandez underwent elbow ligament replacement surgery during...
Via Associated Press
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Chen finalizes $80 million, 5-year deal with the Marlins

MIAMI (AP) Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen has finalized an $80 million, five-year contract with the Miami Marlins. The Marlins announced the agreement Tuesday and scheduled an afternoon news conference. Deal was struck last week with Chen, who can opt out after 2017 and has an option for 2021. The Marlins forfeited their second-round draft pick, and the Orioles receive an extra pick...
Via Associated Press
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Make a Questionable Move in Signing Wei-Yin Chen

The Miami Marlins made a splash on Monday when they signed free agent starter Wei-Yin Chen to a five year, $80 million deal. The deal also includes a sixth-year vesting option so overall, the deal could be worth as much as $96 million if the sixth-year option vests. Chen will join a Marlins rotation that includes ace Jose Fernandez along with right hander Tom Koehler, right hander...
Via The Sports Journal
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins sign Wei-Yin Chen to five-year deal

The Miami Marlins have signed left-handed pitcher Wei-Yin Chen to a five-year, $80 million deal, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network. The deal reportedly includes a no-trade clause and has a sixth-year vesting option which can bring the total contract to $96 million. chen agrees to 80M, 5 yrs with marlins — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 12, 2016 The deal is a bit of a surprise...
Via The Outside Corner
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Marlins Sign Wei-Yin Chen

The free agent market is still moving pretty slowly for hitters, but another pitcher has gone off the board, as the Marlins have agreed to terms with Wei-Yin Chen, according to Jon Heyman and others. chen gets 2-year opt out with $80M deal, and 6th yr vesting option that could make it $96M #marlins — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 12, 2016 Hey, look, another opt-out, and in...
Via Fangraphs
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Still on the Board: Wei-Yin Chen

With the holiday break coming to an end, Phase II of the 2015-16 free agent and trade markets is about to kick off in earnest. As noted by August Fagerstrom earlier today, player movement is likely to be heavier than in the typical January, with plenty of top free agents, particularly on the position player side, still on the market. The first wave of free-agent signings was particularly...
Via Fangraphs
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Undervalue Wei-Yin Chen’s Solid Pitching

BALTIMORE, MD – JUNE 15: Starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen #16 of the Baltimore Orioles throws to a Philadelphia Phillies batter in the second inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 15, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) In a surprising move, the Baltimore Orioles have optioned their third-year starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen to Class A, citing a general...
Via The Sports Journal
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cespedes To Orioles For SP Wei-Yin Chen?

(USATSI)'s Rob Bradford is reporting that the Baltimore Orioles have interest in a trade for OF Yoenis Cespedes. While it's all speculation at this point, the player returning to Boston could be starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen. Both players are eligible for free agency after the 2015 season—making it a fairly balanced swap. The Orioles are in serious need of offense—having...
Via FenwayNation
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: July recap and August preview

Orioles’ pitcher Wei-Yin Chen went 4-0 with a 2.92 ERA in July.   In a month that featured the All-Star Game and trade deadline, there are many things to focus on that took place. Most importantly however is a teams record, and for the Baltimore Orioles, it’s hard to find anybody who had a better one in July. The Orioles finished the month of July with a 17-8 record, putting...
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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