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 12:01 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 04:42 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 (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: November 06, 2012 at 04:55 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 05:37 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 05:43 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 is disturbed by bagel developments Posted: November 06, 2012 at 05:53 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

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogFred Lynn might've been a Hall of Famer if he'd stayed healthy — or in Boston
(88 - 6:39pm, Apr 30)
Last: Jay Z

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(2635 - 6:37pm, Apr 30)
Last: maccoach57

NewsblogOT: March-April 2017 Soccer Thread
(356 - 6:36pm, Apr 30)
Last: Mefisto

NewsblogIf not OMNICHATTER, what? If not April 30, 2017, when?
(64 - 6:36pm, Apr 30)
Last: LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim

NewsblogDiamondbacks' Shelby Miller opts for elbow surgery, ending season
(9 - 6:26pm, Apr 30)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogSunday Notes: Mendoza-Hendricks Nerdiness, Selsky as Dangerfield, Edwards Evoked ’86, more | FanGraphs Baseball
(5 - 6:25pm, Apr 30)
Last: Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant

NewsblogDodgers hit 3 straight homers in walk-off win | MLB.com
(3 - 6:25pm, Apr 30)
Last: Like Flies On Sherbert

NewsblogSources: Nationals CF Adam Eaton done for season with torn left ACL
(24 - 6:11pm, Apr 30)
Last: Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant

NewsblogOTP 24 April 2017: Talking politics (and baseball) with the mayor
(946 - 6:09pm, Apr 30)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

NewsblogMets face more injury drama as Noah Syndergaard refuses MRI, plans to start Sunday
(29 - 5:48pm, Apr 30)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogAsk BA: How Tough Is The Classification Jump? | BaseballAmerica.com
(3 - 4:33pm, Apr 30)
Last: 6 - 4 - 3

Hall of Merit2018 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(202 - 3:10pm, Apr 30)
Last: Rob_Wood

Newsblog'Sports Center' Anchor Agrees Politics is Hurting ESPN
(55 - 12:57pm, Apr 30)
Last: LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim

NewsblogAre MLB Teams Gaming the New 10-Day DL System? – The Ringer
(44 - 11:49am, Apr 30)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogGift Ngoepe, First-Ever African-Born MLB Player, Got A Hit In His First Career At-Bat
(28 - 11:38am, Apr 30)
Last: Howie Menckel

Page rendered in 0.1602 seconds
47 querie(s) executed