Elephants star pitcher Yu-Cheng Liao was rewarded with a 100% salary increase after having a career year. Liao will make 160 K NT/month in 2009, making him the 4th highest player on the team.
Chin-Hui Tsao's agent is trying to negotiate a performance bonus laden contract (up to 3 million NT if all performance expectations are met) that the Elephants are deeming too high in price. The two parties have settled on a monthly salary (350 K NT/month).
The Bears are also trying to come to an agreement with draft pick Po-Hsuan Keng's agent.
Another Bears pick - OF Chih-Yao Chan is still waiting to hear back from MLB teams (reportedly 3 teams). He has said that the current offers are too low; his agent is trying to persuade him not to join the CPBL right away, but rather wait & try again next year.
Yi-Jie Hsiao's collegiate coach in Japan is under investigation for a health insurance scam. The coach used many of his players' names including Hsiao's. The Hanshin Tigers deemed Hsiao innocent since he unwittingly signed the medical papers for his coach whom he trusted.