Sunday, November 28, 2010

One And Done....

*The Pirates released RHP Shen-Cin Hong and 1B Chih-Wei Hsu.  The pair were signed last year alongside OF Ping-Hung Chi.

*Lefty Fu-Te Ni was removed from the Tigers' 40 man roster.

*23 year old Shen-Fu Tsai expects to hear back from the Chiba Lotte Marines by December (pics from November workout in Japan).  The 6'3", 220 pound slugger was 2-4 with a RBI in yesterday's amateur tourney game.
Tsai does have legit power (Check out these blasts at the :38 and 1:20 mark in the same game):

*Taking a look at OF Chia-Ching Lin's swing (from this year's Fall Instructional League):

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Strong Words from Chen...

*Per Taiwanese news reports, Cubs minor leaguer RHP Hung-Wen Chen has stated that if he doesn't get put on the 40 man roster, he'll quit and seek an opportunity to play in the NPB or CPBL. He said that the most important thing about playing baseball is being happy, however that has not happened while playing for the Cubs and he feels that he doesn't get any respect from his MLB organization.  Chen also said that he hit the Korean catcher during the gold medal game at the Asian Games intentionally as he was upset at how the Korean team reacted after hitting the 2-run HR off LHP KY Chen.

*Amateur 1B Shen-Fu Tsai went to a tryout with the Chiba Lotte Marines and said that he may get a contract offer.

*Lefty Wei-Yin Chen may get his opportunity to jump to the US after next season.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Red Sox Release CC Chen....

*The Red Sox released C Chia-Chu Chen.

*The NT is currently 2-1 at the Asian Games:  6-1 L vs. South Korea/11-1 W vs. Pakistan / 16-0 W vs. Hong Kong    The team's likely next opponent is Japan in one semifinal.

*CH Chen is getting some love in the prospect polls:  Call to the Pen / The Hardball Times

Che-Hsuan Lin wasn't in BA's top 10 for his respective team, but he did garner 3 of the "Best Tools" in the Red Sox minor league system.  He was one of two NT reps on the 2010 Intercontinental Cup All-Star team

*The CPBL and KBO champs split a two game set.

*Update on CMW - who's currently back home