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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Rockies Sign Taiwanese Pitcher....

Sheng-An Kuo
- photo from Apple - Taiwan

As posted by someone in the comments section, the Colorado Rockies signed their latest prospect from Taiwan - Sheng-An Kuo. Following in the footsteps of Tsao and Lo, Kuo is the 3rd pitching prospect the Rockies have signed from Taiwan. The 21 year old received a signing bonus rumored to be in the ballpark of around $150 to 200 K. The 6'4" 185 pound righty, follows in the footsteps of onetime teammate Ching-Lung Lo. As chronicled a while back, Kuo and Lo teamed up to lead their Tainan team to the 2000 Pony League World Series title (for 13 to 14 year olds). Following the title game, C.L. Lo went on to bigger and better things when he was signed by the Rockies as a 16 year old. Nearly 5 years later after having his career sidetracked by injuries, Kuo now gets his opportunity to live up to the advanced billing that had some hailing Kuo as a future Major Leaguer when he was a teen. Despite only clocking 85 mph on his fastball, the Rockies like his projectability and size.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is totally unrelated to the signing of Kuo.

"不過,大陸方面表示,一旦洋基隊在大陸發掘優秀球員加入大聯盟,將來這些球員仍須回到大陸,代表國家參加國際大賽。"

http://tw.news.yahoo.com/article/url/d/a/070131/17/9zsp.html

so if a Chinese player makes it to the majors on the Yankees, they have to go back to China to participate in international tournaments? Who the hell does China think they are?

maos said...

that's not exactly fair. :/ oh well.

2.5 said...

Yao has to give 1/2 his salary to the commies. nothing new.

Anonymous said...

So Steinbrenner budged to the Chinese's demand?

Anonymous said...

http://news.yam.com/view/mkvideopage.php/
20070201901603/1

只是洋基總經理在向大陸稱讚王建民的時候,沒有依照慣例叫他台灣投手,而是以中華台北避免引起尷尬

damn you brian cashman

bigdaub said...

i know wang is a "deep green". i wonder how he feels about all this.

Anonymous said...

whats a deep green?

2.5 said...

green=pro independence

blue=pro eventual reunification

Anonymous said...

how do you know he's deep green?

Anonymous said...

oh,ok... guess I wasnt thinking. Didnt know Wang was pro-independence. Whats the article say? Are they trying to make Wang play for Chinas NT or something?

Anonymous said...

Take the politics out of the discussion please...there are other message boards for those purposes, I came here for news on Taiwan Baseball.

Anonymous said...

at the guy above:
I don't see what's wrong with the discussion, even though it's politics it's still related to baseball. And not everyone who visits this blog is taiwanese so they might not the political details. It's not like there's an argument going on, some people are just asking for clarification.

Anonymous said...

so bigduab....how do u know wang's deep green?

Anonymous said...

Wang's not deep green.

He's deep black. He loves rap music and thinks Snoop Dogg is very good.

http://www.ronnaworld.com/myblog/?p=87

tsong001 said...

I do not know if Wang is "deep green" for sure. But it would not surprise me even if he is because he came from Tainan City which is a town heavily influenced by DPP (the political party that promotes an independent Taiwan).

Anonymous said...

yea that's what i'd guess, but it'd be nice to know it from a reliable source

bigdaub said...

wang is green based on the charity/semi-political functions that he's been attending during the offseason here in taiwan. he's watched like a hawk here by the media and they report all the events that he attends. if you want a source or a link, i don't have it for you, but if you are in taiwan, just watch the news.