Chin-Feng Chen along with Chien-Ming Wang have officially declined participation in the WBC. Hmmm, let's see, that means 4 of Taiwan's most talented players will be absent in the premier inaugural baseball event. No Chen, No Tsao, No Wang, and No Peng = slim chances of advancing out of the first round. However, in light of the bad news, Taiwan has surrounded a fairly young team with good veteran talent from the CPBL. For the youngsters, the WBC will provide them with invaluable experience and help gauge their progress against some of Asia's top talent.
Coach Lin has replaced Chen's roster spot by adding more pitching depth, going with LA New pitcher Wen-Hsiung Hsu
The best thing now is that Taiwan has nothing to lose and everything to gain when they play the underdog role and face off against star-studded Japanese and South Korean rosters.