Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday Morning News.....

*La New GM Kuo said that CFC will get a multi-year contract extension; Kuo will also observe RHP PH Keng in a bullpen session in Taichung today.

*In the Division II College - Hsin-Chuan Cup, Cultural U. will play Hu-Wei Tech U. for the championship.

*CPBL Draft News: Teams want to see Tsao's medical records but his agency said that they will only show it after Tsao gets drafted.
Tsao's agent Kelvin Lee told CPBL teams that he's in Taiwan & is available via cellphone at all times. However both Sinon Bulls GM Liu and a Liberty Times journalist calls went directly to voice mail and the calls were not returned. President Lions GM Jason Lin said that he'll need to see the medical report before drafting Tsao. Tsao himself doesn't care if he's the 1st pick in the draft or not; his agent Kelvin said that any team should consider spending money on Tsao and stated that even a small market team like the Nationals tried to sign Mark Teixeira - which is interesting since he used an example of a player represented by another agency.

CH Huang is concerned that he might not get drafted by a CPBL team so his agency - Bros is trying to find him a new college (he was expelled by Taichung PE college) in order for him to postpone his military obligation.

*The Red Leaf Cup junior HS tourney begins on 12/31.

*At the Taipei International junior HS tourney, a team from Japan won.
Locally, the RBI award went to Liang (Da-Li), the HR award to Chi-Wei Lin (Chung-Hsiao), the batting champion - Wang (Da-Li)

*Octagon (formerly CSMG) has strengthened its relationship with Nan-Ying HS by sending many of its clients to train at Nan-Ying HS in Tainan during the off-season. Nan-Ying HS head coach Chen is a close friend with the Octagon rep in Taiwan, Kelvin Lee. Their relationship goes back to the days when Kelvin Lee worked for Nike. Coach Chen has supported players from his team to sign with Kelvin Lee of Octagon, including INF Fu-Lin Kuo, who met with Lee recently. It is rumored that INF Kuo will sign with Octagon in the near future with coach Chen's support.

*Taiwan PE College RHP Ying-Shan Wang, represented by 7-Figures, has been offered $150 K by the Atlanta Braves.

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