It looks like the Rakuten Golden Eagles have been busy scouting players in Taiwan. Earlier this fall, Chin-Feng Chen was given a look by the NPB club.
Now, word is the Rakuten Golden Eagles are close to signing lefty specialist Ying-Chieh Lin. Rakuten was also very interested in star rookie pitcher En-Yu Lin, but the Macoto Cobras were reluctant to part with both of their top pitchers. Sounds like only a matter of time before Lin becomes an Eagle!!!