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Friday, December 01, 2006

Joining the Marines...



The Lotte Marines officially announced the signing of LA New Bears Pitcher Si-Yo Wu to a 2 year deal on Friday. Wu received a reported 40 million yen (~$344,000 US) sign on bonus. With the migration of top NPB players to the US, the NPB will be forced to look elsewhere to sign "cheap" foreign talent. Expect the raid on top Taiwanese players in the CPBL to continue in the future.

4 comments:

maos said...

damn japanese. stealing our players.
grumble grumble

Anonymous said...

woah, the japanese team beat Korea today 10-7. I thought they sent a amateur team? I guess theyll be better than we thought --- or maybe Korea just has low morale after losing to us.

chinocoug said...

CPBL need to raise the cap on foreign players to 6-7 per team.

Anonymous said...

They should, but they'll end up spending more money on contracts, and less spots to develop Taiwanese players.