Monday, December 15, 2008

MISC News....

In the College Cup, RHP Ching-Hao Tsai (#7) was clocked at 91-92 mph (has reportedly topped out at 94 in the past). The 21 year old (DOB: 6/1/87) was a member of the talented 2004 junior NT (7 went on to sign with ML teams - TK Chiu, CH Chiang, SA Kuo, PY Lin, WW Lin, CJ Lo, CC Lee). The Mei-Ho HS alum is a former IF in HS who was converted to P in college. Tsai led TSU-Taoyuan to a 10-0 (7 inning) win in the CC. He allowed only 3 hits and had 8 K's in 6 innings of work.

His teammate, Chih-Pei Huang (#16) flashed some power in the game, blasting a HR and a triple.

*-22 year old NT mainstay RHP Ko-Chien Lin plans on joining the CPBL draft.
-RHP CM Chiang is registered for the CPBL special draft; he has no interest inthe Japanese independent league.

*RHP Kai-Wen Cheng has reportedly drawn the interest from a few ML teams: the Royals, Tigers, Red Sox, and Pirates. Rene Gayo of the Pirates reportedly made an offer to Cheng which was turned down. Cheng's rep, Niba Chang (Bros) said that Kai-Wen is considering the NPB and is looking for $300 K.

*-Nan-Ying's baseball team returned to school to celebrate but the jubilation was overshadowed by yesterday's incident (media getting beat up by Nan-Ying fans).
-Regarding amateur play, the student baseball association said no to a pitch count restriction.

*-Yi-Jie Hsiao will wear #19 with the Hanshin Tigers.
-In other NPB news, LHP WY Chen showed some loyalty by staying with the Chunichi Dragons rather than going elsewhere - he was offered more money by the Yomiuri Giants and drew interest from ML teams.

*The CSMG/Octagon rep in Taiwan - Kelvin Lee (Wei-Chuang Lee) is reportedly scheduled to meet with Nan-Ying INF Fu-Lin Kuo this week.

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