Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday Updates...

*CL Hu is playing in the Mexican Winter League. He's playing with the Tomateros de Culiacan and is hitting .172 through 7 games.

*TSU-Taoyuan advanced to the championship game of the Taiwan-SK University Invitational with a 4-3 win over their SK opponent. TSU-Taichung lost 3-0 to Korea University and was effectively eliminated.

*An all-star team from Tokyo, Japan (Click here for roster) swept a doubleheader on Friday against Kainan University (4-1) and Chinese Culture University (5-2). Kai-Wen Cheng started for CCU but was roughed up for 4 runs in 3 innings - he took the loss. Former Gao Nong HS star Chen-Yu Hong provided the only bright spot with a solo HR. The Japanese all-star team will play another doubleheader on Monday, December 1st against Taipei PE College and Fu Jen University.

*If the Sinon Bulls elect CH Hsieh with the first pick in the draft, they'll honor his previous multi-year contract. The CPBL has stated that former T-Rex & Whales players who get selected in the special draft will not have their current salaries reduced by more than 30%.

*Despite his breakout season in '08, HC Kuo has been playing second fiddle to CMW - he hasn't received much love from sponsors (no new endorsement deals as of yet).

*TSU-Taoyuan coach Kong liked what he saw from Wang-Yi Lin's workout in Taichung. Lin, who was clocked at 85 mph in HS, hit 91 mph this past season.

*Taoyuan County is planning to develop more baseball programs after Kui-Shan elementary school won the Little League portion of the recently completed aborigine tourney.

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