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CH Cheng Signs with Pirates

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CH Cheng Signs with Pirates
*Well, Pittsburgh Pirates GM Neal Huntington stated in a recent Q&A that he has hired/or was in the process of hiring a scout in Taiwan. The Pirates took the plunge into the Taiwanese market by signing former Blue Jays farmhand LHP Chi-Hung Cheng.

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Re: CH Cheng Signs with Pirates
[ Author: Guest | Posted: Dec 8, 2008 2:27 AM ]

Ehhh. Any links to prove it?
Re: CH Cheng Signs with Pirates
[ Author: Jbroks86 | Posted: Dec 16, 2008 2:26 PM | SFT Fan ]

Right now Taiwan Baseball looks like it's jumped the gun a little bit according to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

According to a Pirates official, the Pirates haven't signed Cheng yet but are in discussions to sign him. The article was from the 8th and I've yet to see any confirmation yet via the Baseball America Transactions wire. Though note, a deal could possibly be done and we could find out with the next transactions post. Keep tuned everyone.
Re: CH Cheng Signs with Pirates
[ Author: Guest | Posted: Dec 16, 2008 9:44 PM ]

What gets me is:
  1. Taiwan Baseball always jumps the gun before anything becomes officially, like the Che-Hsuan Lin signing with the Red Sox.

  2. What kind of negotiations could they possibly have when he is a Minor League free agent seeking a Minor League contract? Cheng has absolutely zero leverage and should be happy that he might still have a chance to pitch for an MLB organization.
Re: CH Cheng Signs with Pirates
[ Author: Dan Miceli | Posted: Apr 23, 2009 10:48 PM ]

Chi-Hung Cheng plays for the Lynchburg Hillcats, the Pirates' High-A farm team.

He has a 1-0 record with a 1.80 ERA in 10 innings.

He'll be 24 in June, so he needs to move up to AA sometime this season if he's really going to be a prospect, and not just an organizational guy.

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