Date: Nov 27, 2016
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The Uni-President Lions and the Brothers lost their managers this week in a major shakeup that took
Taiwan’s pro baseball scene by surprise.
Wu Fu-lien lost his job, with the Brothers on Friday announced his dismissal, along with his entire coaching staff.
“I respect the ballclub’s decision,” Wu said. “It is expected that I take responsibility for losing in the finals. However, failure to capture the title does not mean we are a bad team. The players and the coaching staff have done their best.”
Brothers supporters and pundits were caught by surprise, as Wu led the club to the top of the table in the regular season this year, finishing 68-50, although they were beaten 4-2 in the Taiwan Series by the EDA Rhinos.
The league might get a manager from Major League Baseball next season, as Chinatrust executives said they are exploring that possibility. [FULL STORY]