*Manny is a possible go for the trip to Taiwan. The Dodgers will now play 3 exhibition games in Taiwan.
Impressive stats for HC Kuo
*The La New Bears defeated a South Korean collegiate team 4-2 on 2/22. The Elephants lost 3 exhibition games to Chiayi University, Taiwan Coop Bank, & TSU.
*Bears lefty Si-Yo Wu was being investigated for his possible role in the gambling scandal. He admitted his guilt and was released by the Bears.
*The CPBL is seeking a 3 game series versus the KBO champs.
*NPB news on lefty ace Chen:
-Chen perfect through 5
-Chen throwing a helluva lotta pitches in ST
*The latest news has 8 MLB teams checking out righty Min-Tzu Chen:
At the invitation of his agent (Jack Fang of Rights Inc.), scouts from the Cubs, Mariners, Royals, Tigers, Braves, A's, Pirates, and the Red Sox went to Taichung to watch RHP Min-Tzu Chen pitch, including Royals' International Scouting Director Rene Francisco and Mariners' Pacific Rim Scout Pat Kelly. RHP Chen faced Elephants star OF/DH Cheng-Min Peng and got Peng to ground out. RHP Chen pitched 2 innings without giving up a hit and had 2 strikeouts, topping out at 92 mph. An interesting note is that the CTBA and Student Baseball Association allowed RHP Chen to participate in the tournament even though he has official agent representation.
Here's Chen's facebook page. The kid'll need to watch what he posts since you never know who (future employers?) may be perusing his page:
*CJ Lo impressive
*Che-Hsuan Lin is in the starting lineup for the Red Sox's Wed. game versus Northeastern.
*Fu-Te Ni is scheduled to pitch tomorrow.