The Tigers announced that they’ve inked a minor-league deal with righty Shao-Ching Chiang. It comes with an invitation to MLB camp.
Chiang, a 26-year-old hurler, originally signed with the Indians out of his native Taiwan. He steadily moved up the ladder in the Cleveland system but ran into headwinds as he reached the upper tiers in recent campaigns.
Last season, Chiang repeated the Triple-A level without earning a call-up to the bigs. He has recorded 195 2/3 innings of 5.11 ERA ball with 7.7 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 at the highest level of the minors. Chiang became a minor-league free agent at the conclusion of the 2019 season.
You’d expect the noise a cash register makes to be a more expensive signing.
I really like his movies, but the subtitles are distracting.
I like that effort lol
Isn’t that a new Marvel movie being released?
Ching Chiang can’t be much worse than the Ying-yangs the Tigers already have!
That is really funny. LMAO
He was a fringe prospect when he was in the lower minors, but at this point he’s more along the lines of organizational depth. He’s got good control, but he doesn’t really strike anyone out either.
His S0/9 has improved dramatically to 8.8 in 2019 compared to 5.4 in 2018 (Both AAA numbers)
Been drinking and saw shin soo choo and got excited to see the details
10 years of eating your hearts out brings out the worst in the Tigers haters
Ten years of watching Leyland fumble our chances to win a World Series is what brings out the haters. The man would get the deer in the headlights look every time he had to make a game decision. Until that guy stops whispering in AA’s ear, and AA is also shown the door, the Tigers are going nowhere.
Christopher Illitch needs to grow a pair. He’s the man who writes the friggin’ checks! But he’s also the dufus who gave Avila an extension a year before his contract was up and before he has proven he deserves one! This is just like his old man before Dombrowski came on board. Mr. I had Randy Smith who flushed the club down the toilet; he, too, got a contract extension.
Mike Illitch made the Hot Stove season interesting for a while. You never knew what the headlines would read every morning.
I understand we need some depth, but an $80MM payroll stinks.
I don’t buy that “Leland is ruling from behind the curtain” thinking that is popular. Sure, the team looks like they are doing the same thing that they did when he was in charge, but does no one think Ausmus and Gardy had/have minds of their own? And Ausmus was even worse than Gardy.
If it’s true that Leyland has indeed been influencing AA, he should now be whispering in his brother’s ear begging for absolution.
Sounds like the perfect signing for the Tigers. I think they are trying to get the first overall draft pick for the 3rd time in 4 years. The GM is awful.
Like Ronald Reagan said, “With all this manure, there must be a pony in there somewhere!”
We’re talking an entire herd here.
Gotta love casey mize
I believe it’s extremely rare when a GM whose tenure was in the midst of a rebuild receive any praise. To call someone awful on the internet is sad, especially when we don’t know the circumstances. Who knows, Al Avila might save your life. It’s too early to judge the JV trade, let alone this man’s character.
Sure, Detroit’s GM is awful, but when the Cubs and Astros did the same, their GM’s were geniuses.
Organizational depth and a lottery ticket.
Signing up for World Series tickets !!
Why is Avila still around
Awful plus 5 era in triple a…. can’t be making the majors or people will be teeing off on him!
My 5 yr old niece could have done that…
I hear the Angels are interested in Boyd. Makes sense for Det to deal him to a team that has virtually nothing in their system in return, so brace yourselves for Chiang II.
That’s the greatest name ever.
Another inspiring signing
His numbers dont look like much but cant really go wrong with minor league depth.
I think their A ball is deep enough
Beldar J. Conehead
Today, Ching-Chiang, tomorrow, Walla-Walla-Bing-Bang.
I hope this doesn’t put us over the luxury tax.
The contract is probably backloaded, so no problem.