Chien-Ming Wang’s deal with Nats includes $5M in incentives

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Chien Ming-Wang agreed to re-sign with the Nationals on Thursday afternoon.

Now the details of his contract are trickling in.  You know, the good stuff.

According to Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider, Wang will get a base salary of $1 million and can earn another $5 million through performance-based bonuses.

The Nationals clearly still believe in his arm.  They gave him $2 million in 2010 and he didn’t touch a ball in a live game because of shoulder issues, but that shoulder is believed to be healthy and the Taiwan native is only 30 years old.

Wang posted an ERA of 3.70 and a WHIP of 1.29 while winning 19 games for the Yankees in 2008.  Maybe he’ll finally get healthy for a 2011 Nats club that is in desperate need of starting rotation depth.

Justin Turner and Chris Taylor named co-MVPs of NLCS

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Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and SS/CF Chris Taylor have been named co-MVPs of the NLCS, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

Turner hit .333/.478/.667 with four singles, two home runs, and five walks across 23 plate appearances in the NLCS. He hit a walk-off three-run home run off of John Lackey in the ninth inning to win Game 2 for the Dodgers.

Taylor hit .316/.458/.789 with two singles, a double, a triple, two home runs, and five walks in 24 NLCS plate appearances. He hit a go-ahead solo home run in Game 1. He hit another go-ahead solo homer in Game 3 and later added an RBI triple.