Rakuten Golden Eagles and Rakuten Monkeys are discussing an exchange program

Throughout the worldwide web, several messages about an upcoming cooperation between the Rakuten Golden Eagles and the Rakuten Monkeys are swirling around. A cooperation between the two clubs would not be strange as both are owned by the e-commerce company Rakuten. The Rakuten Golden Eagles are playing in the NPB (Japan), while the Rakuten Monkeys …

Watch Game One of the Taiwan Series here

With most of baseball over in the Western hemisphere, there is still baseball going on in Asia. Today the Taiwan Series takes off. The CTBC Brother Elephants face the Uni Lions. Here is the link to the Twitter account of the CTBC Brother Elephants that streams the game. https://twitter.com/CTBC_Brothers/status/1322456070963437568 Enjoy the game. 

Manny joining CPBL expansion team?

Today, the Taiwan Times tweeted about Manny Ramirez being negotiating with the CPBL expansion team Wei Chuan Dragons. Is a return in baseball near? The Wei Chuan Dragons are a new team and currently playing in the minor league of the CPBL. Next year they will debut in Taiwan's highest professional league. So as a …

Manny has his eye set on Taiwan now

Two months ago, some news was announced that Manny Ramirez had his eye set on playing for Parma in the Italian Serie A1. But as the Italian season will not start before mid-June, his attention has shifted. In an interview with the Taiwan Times, he made clear that he would like to play again at …

Another day of Taiwanese Baseball

Can the Rakuten Monkeys bounce back from yesterday's ninth-inning loss? You can see it here: http://live.qq.com/10016675?fbclid=IwAR10n8AHDanOqSrnADyFuKFWkAQpsCqzxPHt6gzf-v-8crmd0TfskjB5BC0 Here you can see the matchup between the Fubon Guardians and he CITIC Brother Elephants: http://live.qq.com/10051803?fbclid=IwAR1AEaLWa8CCKpVv_LOabGa6L_98o1xteNOYBdvPQEBHfD2-VYX75PkRGBU

Persistent rumors Parma will land “Manny being Manny”

According to the Italian baseball website Baseballmania.eu, there are persistent rumors coming from the United States about Manny Ramirez coming to Italy and to Parmaclima Parma (Serie A1) in particular. After having announced his retirement twice, it would be the second time that he returns to baseball. In 2017, the former Boston slugger went to …

Roger Bernadina debuts in CPBL

After having signed a contract with the Lamigo Monkeys, it took Roger Bernadina a while to make the flagship team. But eventually, the Curaçao born outfielder made his debut with the team today. After the Monkeys signed Bernadina to a contract on April 18, he was stored with their farm team as CPBL teams are …

Roger Bernadina signs deal in Taiwan

Recently you could read her that Roger Bernadina had signed a contract with the independent Ishikawa Million Stars. Today the Dutch Baseball Hangout learned he has signed a deal with the Lamigo Monkeys of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. After two seasons with the Kia Tigers of the KBO, Bernadina wasn't offered a new contract. …

Posting system between MLB and CPBL

In imitation of the NPB, the Taiwanese Baseball League, CPBL, will sign a deal regarding a posting system. CPBL commissioner Wu Chih-Yang and MLB senior vice president Jim Small will both sign the agreement on March 8.  In previous years MLB teams were unable to bid on Taiwanese players and since MLB believes CPBL’s “international …

No KBO contract for Roger Bernadina

As all KBO clubs signed the foreign players they needed and that market closed on December 29, Roger Bernadina wasn't signed by any of the ten KBO clubs. Earlier during the KBO offseason, the Kia Tigers announced they would not re-sign Bernadina as his numbers dropped and as he has spent some time on the …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2017: WBSC keeps CPBL in check for second win

After a 10-5 loss vs the NPB East delegation, the WBSC took on the CPBL today. For five innings the WBSC kept the Taiwanese in check as they allowed three runs on six hits. Final score 5-3. Pitcher Joshua Kimborowicz kept the Taiwanese limited to two hits and struck out five in six innings of work. The …

Jurrjens has tryout with Royals

Former MLB pitcher Jair Jurrjens is currently participating in the spring training camp of team Kingdom of the Netherlands in preparation for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Apparently, scouts of the Kansas City Royals liked what they saw and thus, Jurrjens received an invitation for a tryout. The former All-Star pitched in a session in front …

Breaking: Asia Pro Baseball Championship to be played in November

A few weeks ago you could read here that the CPBL, KBO and NPB were discussing a new championship for Asian baseball clubs. This championship would replace the defunct Asia Series and would host the champions of the aforementioned leagues. According to the Twitter account of the CPBL, the championship will be played from November 17 …