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January 20, 2009

MLB: The WBC international roster

Here's the team-by-team list of major league players who hope to participate in the World Baseball Classic, compliments of MLB.com. Keep in mind, however, that not all of these players will end up on the final rosters of their various national teams.

I've broken out the Orioles list here. Go to the link for the players from the other clubs and some more specifics:

Costanzo, Mike (ITALY)
Fiorentino, Jeff (ITALY)
Flagello, Clifford (ITALY)
Guthrie, Jeremy (USA)
Izturis, Cesar (VEN)
Montanez, Lou (PR)
Mora, Melvin (VEN)
Ricardo, Dashenko (NED)
Roberts, Brian (USA)
Salazar, Oscar (VEN)
Sherrill, George (USA)

It's possible that none of the three O's candidates end up on the USA entry. There are 45 players on the USA roster right now, but it will be cut down to 28 before the tournament. Guthrie is considered something of a longshot because of the team's right-handed rotation depth and there are some top-flight closers who committed ahead of Sherrill. Roberts probably has the best chance to make the team.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 1:00 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Just baseball
        

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Great news about Scott. Pete, has there been any word on if the O's have tried to avoid arbitration with Sherrill?


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Pete's reply: I assume they are working on that, but don't know for sure.

This WBC garbage cut into Spring Training a couple of years ago and messed up the Orioles and some other clubs as well by preventing certain players, particularly pitchers, from properly conditioning and preparing for the impending regular season.
Why is this happening all over again?
The teams each country fields aren't even close to being a true representation of their respective talent... especially that of the USA...... so why is MLB allowing this fiasco to take place during this time of the year??? It's nothing but a disruption.

Peter,
Isn't it a 28 man roster not 26? I would rather none of our players make it, but if they are, I hope none are pitchers.


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Pete's reply: My bad. I'll fix that.

Peter,
Isn't it a 28 man roster not 26? I would rather none of our players make it, but if they are, I hope none are pitchers.

Peter,
Isn't it a 28 man roster not 26? I would rather none of our players make it, but if they are, I hope none are pitchers.

Pete,
The link doesn't work. Can you post another one?


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Pete's reply: I just went to it on the internet and clicked on it and it worked fine.

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