Saturday, December 12, 2009

Yen-Feng Lin Signs with the Marines....CMW and Yankees Bid Adieu.......

One time Philadelphia Phillies farmhand, RHP Yen-Feng Lin has signed with the Chiba Lotte Marines in the NPB, becoming the first Taiwanese player in history to sign with both an NPB and MLB club. Lin will receive a 10 million yen signing bonus (~ $112 K USD) with an annual salary of 2.4 million yen (~ $27 K USD). His contract includes incentive bonuses as well. He will fly to join the team in early January.

It's time for CMW to say bye bye to the NYY.

A WTF story regarding the Dodgers/Jeff Fuller/Justin Chou and Taiwan

4 more teams have been eliminated from the tourney. Advancing on to the next round (3) are:
8)Hualien PE

Teams 5-12 will play on the 15th to help determine the final 8 teams.
Despite winning only one game in round 2, Nan-Ying managed to survive and advance with a 3-0 victory on Friday. Nan-Ying starter Cheng-Han Tsai was clutch as he threw a CG shutout (9 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 4 K's, 3 BB's) against Cheng-Kung HS. Tsai is a senior and is said to have a fb that tops out in the 89-90 mph range.
Another player who raised some eyebrows in the tourney was Gao-Nong LHP Cheng-Ju Hsieh. The 16 year old started and picked up a W (6 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 8 K's, 0 BB's) as he helped lead Gao-Nong to a 2-0 win over Tung-Shih Friday.


Insurgent21 said...

I still wish to see CMW with the yanks next year, maybe they will be willing to sign him for a 2-3 Million one year contract with him still. They have made bigger moves with guys like Igawa...But if he dosn't, I the only other team i can see him playing for is the Dogers.

Cass said...

I read the LA Times article about Jamie McCourt's driver/boyfriend visiting Taiwan and it was definitely a WTF article. Sen. Justin Chou comes across as a big idiot - not necessarily for not knowing that Jamie McCourt no longer works for the Dodgers but in the comments he made afterwards (like not being concerned about such things).

I'm sure there are reps within MLB and/or the Dodgers who have established relationships with baseball people in Taiwan. Why would he (Sen. Chou) not go through one of those channels? Such a dumb move...