Tuesday, December 22, 2009

12/22 News and Notes....

*Rumor has it that Octagon is asking for $1 million for RHP Rong-Hao Hsieh. Hsieh touched 90 mph in a game last week.

*Ku-Pao SS Tung-Jung Wu returned home to Taiwan after having difficulty securing a scholarship to enter college in Japan.

*The Taoyuan County Aerotropolis baseball team was stripped of its Association Cup title won in November because of its association with a banned player - Chun-Chiang Kao. The team's manager Chu-Ming Lee was suspended for one year.

*The Sinon Bulls released veteran C and one time NT regular Chun-Chang Yeh. Yeh is also the CPBL players association commish. Star slugger Tai-Shan Chang (Tarzan) received a 30% cut in his salary (from 331 K NT/month > 233 K NT/month).

*The Sinon Bulls did manage to ink slugger Tsung-Chun Wu, their 4th round draft pick in '08. Wu received a 3.5 million NT (~$108 K USD) signing bonus and will make 90 K NT (~$2,800 USD) a month. Wu was the star of the '09 NT at the ABC and was also the '09 CPBL minor league HR champ.

*Chung-Dao HS, which was in danger of disbanding for economic reasons not too long ago has found two sponsors for the next 3 years. Chung-Dao finished 4th in the recently competed wood bat tourney.

*The island's international little league level tourney (Chu-Lo Cup) kicks off tomorrow. 117 teams are expected to participate in the competition with 9 teams coming from Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. A team from Kyoto, Japan won last year's tournament.


tsong001 said...

Wishing a Merry Christmas TT! Thanks so much for running this blog so I can easily track all the baseball news from Taiwan. Have a happy new year!!!

TTT said...

Thanks tsong,
Hopefully the holidays have been treating you and your loved ones well.
So long as time permits, I'll keep up with the blog.
Here's to hoping for a prosperous and happy 2010!