Wednesday, November 11, 2009

More Misc. News....

*The Dodgers are coming to Tainan, bringing back native sons HC Kuo and CL Hu to their old stomping grounds at Nan-Ying HS. Kuo returned home Wednesday.

*The Yankees will also be sending a catching coach out to do a camp in Taitung on the 19th. AIT (American Institute in Taiwan) is sponsoring the clinic.

*The Cleveland Indians made several moves in the Pac-Rim, firing Jason Lee - their Pac-Rim scout responsible for signing the 3 current Taiwanese kids in the system. SW Tseng and CH Chen had disappointing seasons (although Chen did flash potential in the Fall Instructional League) while CC Lee had a good first year debut in the US. A part time scout (perhaps current translator - Jason Lin?) will be hired to cover Taiwan.

*NPB News: Out of the Yokohama camp - LHP HC Lai will likely be offered an ikusei player contract - which Lai says that if that's the case then he'll turn down the offer (because of his age - 22 already) RHP WH Cheng and LHP KY Chen (who did not go to Japan - Yu-Ching Lin went in his place) both stated that they would consider accepting an ikusei contract if offered.
Joining RHP YF Lin (see below) in Yokohama will be former President Lions RHP Wei-Ming Chu (both will try out for the team) while lefty YC Wang continues to garner the most interest from the BayStars.

*A few big names are participating in the current collegiate tourney (the Association Cup) - former Phillies farmhand YF Lin has been clocked at 92 mph in a recent game. Former White Sox minor leaguer PY Lin threw well in his showdown with Chih-Lung Huang (was in the Yomiuri Giants camp not too long ago) yesterday. Huang gave up 4 runs (3 ER) in 2.2 IP.

*Some good news: Taiwan's Dept. of Education has decided that it will increase funding for student baseball.

*CMW Update

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