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Chih Chia Chang

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Chih Chia Chang
Ok, I read reports that Chang is training in Arizona with a few other Japanese players. Chang was released by Seibu a couple of months ago and he's looking to catch up with a team in the U.S. I just want some of the Japanese baseball experts' opinion, do you think Seibu gave up on Chang too quick, and how do you think he'll fare in the U.S.? Maybe begin the year in AA?
Re: Chih Chia Chang
[ Author: Jbroks86 | Posted: Dec 29, 2006 5:07 PM | SFT Fan ]

I'm not all that positive that Chang will do that well. I could be wrong, but he struggled at ni-gun this year, going 1-1 with a 6.86 ERA in 12 games and hasn't played with the top team since 2004.

Also to me, Chang has had some control problems and needs to cut down on the walks before becoming an effective major leaguer. Also, Chang has had injury problems. I just don't see Chang being an effective major leaguer now, maybe if he went to the majors before signing with Seibu.

Though if Chang were to join a major league team, it would probably be on a minor league contract, and he would probably start out in AA or AAA.

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