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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

NT in PR....Games 8 & 9

*The NT defeated the PR NT 6-2 on Tuesday. US minor leaguers Yen-Wen Kuo, Che-Hsuan Lin, and Chih-Hsien Chiang all collected 2 hits each.

The NT defeated Carolina, PR today 7-2 behind Chih-Hsien Chiang's big night - he was 2-5 with a double, a triple, and 3 RBI's. The NT is now 6-3 in PR.




*Wang's got a new do':He's in Arizona preparing for the upcoming season.



*The IBAF has released the schedule for the upcoming March Olympic Qualifying Tourney. Taiwan's schedule:
3/7 vs. Spain
3/8 vs. Mexico
3/9 vs. Germany
3/10 vs. Canada
3/12 vs. Australia
3/13 vs. South Africa
3/14 vs. South Korea
- It looks like Yung-Chi Chen and Chin-Lung Hu will not be available to play in March - the IBAF is ruling that any player on a ML 40-man roster can not participate in the tourney.

3 comments:

tsong001 said...

does anybody know if Wang and the Yankees ever reached an agreement on his new salary? I've hearing mixed report where one says they're going to arbitration while other says that they've agreed on around 4.3 Million. Just want to know if anyone out there knows about this for sure.

tsong001 said...

Hu Chin-Lung is ranked #50 on ESPN's Top 100 Prospects of 2008 and is given some very positive outlook...

"Hu has an incredible combination of defensive ability and instincts that should net him a long career in the majors. His ceiling is entirely determined by how much he hits, and the jury on that one is still out. He has good bat speed and excellent bat control, putting the ball in play and trying to pepper the outfield with line drives. He needs to show this year that he can turn on some hard stuff inside. He never is going to hit for power, and his OBPs always will be driven by batting average. In the field, Hu is a wizard and a future fan favorite. He has plus range in both directions and a strong, accurate arm. But best of all is his natural feel for the game and constant awareness of game situations. If he keeps getting stronger, he should be an All-Star shortstop at the big league level who competes for Gold Gloves."

Wow, they believe this kid has the abilities to eventually become a fan's favorite, an all-star and gold glove contender. Let's hope he can prove them right and make us all proud! :)

TTT said...

I haven't heard anything yet on a final figure.

Thanks for that link on Hu.