Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

WBC Update (11-6-2012)

David Ortiz might skip the WBC due to his injury last season, which is a bummer.

Cuba’s national team is in Taiwan for a series that will act as a warm-up for Taipei ahead of the qualifiers and a chance for Cuba to test out possible line-ups for next year’s main event.

New Zealand hasn’t done well against Australian competition as warm-ups for the qualifiers.

The Samurai Japan roster for a series against Cuba is set, but lots of doubts about what MLBers might take part next year. After all, Ichiro is a free agent, the Rangers might be trying to get Darvish to skip and there is also the question of whether some NPB players will want to make the jump to MLB, in which case they’d almost certainly miss the WBC so that they are able to get roster spots out of camp.

Panama has released a preliminary roster.

The Filipinos have invited Tim Lincecum. Okay, it’s a long-shot, but what does the Philippines have to lose?

 

 

” cols=“100” rows=“20”>

Some WBC news from recently. Remember you may need to EXPAND to see everything.

David Ortiz might skip the WBC due to his injury last season, which is a bummer.

Cuba’s national team is in Taiwan for a series that will act as a warm-up for Taipei ahead of the qualifiers and a chance for Cuba to test out possible line-ups for next year’s main event.

New Zealand hasn’t done well against Australian competition as warm-ups for the qualifiers.

The Samurai Japan roster for a series against Cuba is set, but lots of doubts about what MLBers might take part next year. After all, Ichiro is a free agent, the Rangers might be trying to get Darvish to skip and there is also the question of whether some NPB players will want to make the jump to MLB, in which case they’d almost certainly miss the WBC so that they are able to get roster spots out of camp.

Panama has released a preliminary roster.

The Filipinos have invited Tim Lincecum. Okay, it’s a long-shot, but what does the Philippines have to lose?

 

 

Gamingboy Posted: November 06, 2012 at 01:01 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: international, wbc, world baseball classic

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. vortex of dissipation Posted: November 06, 2012 at 05:42 PM (#4295017)
I can't imagine Ichiro skipping the WBC. My gut feeling is that he'll sign with a team far enough in advance that he'll participate.
   2. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame) Posted: November 06, 2012 at 05:55 PM (#4295044)
Even if he stepped away from MLB entirely, I'd think he'd want to participate in the WBC as a swan song. I've never seen him more fired up on a baseball field (or anywhere) than during the last tournament.
   3. vortex of dissipation Posted: November 06, 2012 at 06:37 PM (#4295098)
I've never seen him more fired up on a baseball field (or anywhere) than during the last tournament.


Agreed. And he got the game winning hit in extra innings of the championship game.
   4. dr. scott Posted: November 06, 2012 at 06:43 PM (#4295101)
Does anyone know when tickets will go on sale for the semis and finals at AT&T? If i cant see the world series at AT&T... Ill see the WBC.
   5. Bourbon Samurai Posted: November 06, 2012 at 06:53 PM (#4295116)
I'm on my way to Manila now. I wonder if i could catch a practice or something.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
dirk
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogBrown: Winners And Losers: MLB Attendance In 2014, Nearly 74 Million Through The Gate
(5 - 12:13pm, Sep 30)
Last: A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-30-2014
(10 - 12:12pm, Sep 30)
Last: winnipegwhip

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(8151 - 12:11pm, Sep 30)
Last: Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee

NewsblogMadden: How dare the sabermetrics crowd and others try to diminish Derek Jeter’s greatness
(151 - 12:11pm, Sep 30)
Last: GuyM

NewsblogMLB’s Biggest Star Is 40 (And He Just Retired). That Could Be A Problem.
(44 - 12:09pm, Sep 30)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip

NewsblogThe Calm-Before-The-Storm and Postseason Prediction OMNICHATTER, 2014
(94 - 12:09pm, Sep 30)
Last: Yeaarrgghhhh

NewsblogAL WILD CARD GAME 2014 OMNICHATTER
(39 - 12:08pm, Sep 30)
Last: PreservedFish

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2014 Discussion
(12 - 11:47am, Sep 30)
Last: bjhanke

NewsblogMets close season optimistic for next year
(64 - 11:44am, Sep 30)
Last: Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee

NewsblogOT August 2014:  Wrassle Mania I
(265 - 11:28am, Sep 30)
Last: smileyy

NewsblogRBI Baseball, 2014 Playoff Edition
(4 - 11:14am, Sep 30)
Last: DJS and the Infinite Sadness

NewsblogFangraphs/Cistulli: Post-trade WAR for deadline trades
(8 - 11:08am, Sep 30)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

NewsblogOT: Politics, September, 2014: ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney
(4041 - 10:51am, Sep 30)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip

NewsblogRemembering George ‘Shotgun’ Shuba, 1924-2014
(8 - 10:27am, Sep 30)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogBaseball Past & Present: Vote: The 25 Most Important People in Baseball History.
(283 - 9:19am, Sep 30)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip

Page rendered in 0.2458 seconds
53 querie(s) executed