Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I Ate Chinese Food For Lunch Yesterday. Coincidence...or Fate?

The Yankees became the first team in baseball to sign players from China yesterday, inking lefty hurler Kai Liu and catcher Zhenwang Zhang, both 19, to minor-league contracts.

I have no inside information, but I bet this signing involves three things:

1) The players are probably pretty decent.
2) The Red Sox brass recently took a well-publicized trip to China, and
3) The Yanks want to continue capturing the lucrative Asian market for merchandising and other purposes, and they hope Liu and/or Zhang can follow in the footsteps of Hideki Matsui and Chien-Ming Wang.

Canyon of Heroes has scoop on the kids.