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    What is the benefit of ending the Baseball World Cup? From what I've read, this is the first major baseball tournament Panama has hosted which is good for the game of baseball.

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    Australia's up - http://www.baseball-reference.com/bu...s%29#Australia - very similar to 2009. Three former big leaguers in Brad Harman, Justin Huber and Chris Oxspring and quite a few current minor leaguers. Let's see if this is the year they get a Medal - they've been trending up over time.

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    Dominican World Cup and PanAm Games Preliminary Roster:

    Position Players: Tony Batista, Berni Castro, Alex Castillo, Ángel Fermín, José Campusano, Fredy Guzmán, Pedro López, Samuel Vásquez, Erick Amonte, Robinson Díaz, Timoniel Pérez, Alexánder Valdez, Ricardo Nanita, Willie Otáñez, Víctor Méndez, Víctor Mercedes, Pedro López, Juan Salas, Ángel Castro, Darío Álvarez and Natividad Diloné

    Pitchers: Willy Lebrón, Mario Álvarez, Lorenzo Barceló , Luis Vizcaíno, José Cabrera, Arnaldo Muñoz, Claudio Vargas, Nelson Payano, Roberto Girón , Darío Veras (closer), Logan Durán, Rafael Cruz, Eddy Candelario and lefties Juan Antonio Peña and Fabio Castro

    Source: http://www.baseballdecuba.com/newsContainer.asp?id=2556

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    Quote Originally Posted by titorondon View Post
    MLB gave permission for their minor leaguers to play in Panama. With the usual restrictions, I imagine...
    Restriction is that no 40-man roster membr may play, which is a bit dumb. 25 man roster is understandable. Obviously, Strasburg will not play.
    Man, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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    The dutch federation held a press conference yesterday and announced the host cities for next years european championship. As a sidenote it was quoted:

    Quote Originally Posted by KNBSB Presse conference
    Questions from the press in conference to-day were taken by Frits Mulder, over-all tournament director and by Robert Eenhoorn, technical director baseball of KNBSB. VIP guest of KNBSB was Rotterdam elderman for sports and culture, Mrs Antoinette Laan. She mentioned in her speech that she once saw Major League Baseball games in the States and that she is happy to help KNBSB in next year’s centennial celebrations and to get World Baseball Classic and Baseball World Cup 2015 or 2017 designated to the Netherlands.
    This could mean that the visit by WBC Inc a few weeks ago in europe was not only about the WBC Qualifier (for Rotterdam) - as I also was wondering why the netherland would host a qualifier they are not playing...
    Also it could be sign that the upcoming WC in Panama is not the last one as quoted here before.
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    dutch team announced http://www.mister-baseball.com/brian...ld-cup-panama/

    Dutch national team manager Brian Farley today in Rotterdam announced the roster of 26 players selected to participate in the Baseball World Cup next month in Panama.

    From American Minor Leagues Farley called up 10 professional players. Twin delegations originate from Minnesota Twins: pitcher Tom Stuifbergen and outfielder Kalian Sams and also from Cincinnati Reds pitcher Juan Carlos Sulbaran and infielder Mariekson Gregorius.

    Other US pro organizations send one player each: pitcher Shairon Martis from Washington Nationals, catcher Shawn Zarraga from Milwaukee Brewers, infielders Sharlon Schoop from San Francisco Giants and his brother Jonathan Schoop from Baltimore Orioles, infielder Xander Bogaerts from Boston Red Sox. The tenth pro player is infielder Curt Smith from Lincoln Salts Dogs in Independent League.

    Triple A player is Stuifbergen, Double A players are Martis, Gregorius and Sharlon Schoop. All other Dutch pro players played for Single A clubs. Other candidates viewed and followed by Farley and his staff are committed by Major League conditions and thus not available for IBAF World Cup games, such as pitchers Rick van den Hurk and Pedro Stroop (Baltimore Orioles), Kenley Jansen (Los Angeles Dodgers), Jair Jurrjens (Atlanta Braves) Loek van Mil (Los Angeles Angels) and outfielders Roger Bernadina (Washington Nationals), Gregory Halman (Seattle Mariners) and Andruw Jones (New York Yankees). Farley in the Rotterdam press conference refered to Australian national team, which lost even 8 potential players being promoted from US Minor Leagues to Major League 40-man rosters in September.

    The 16 amateur players from Dutch major league, named Hoofdklasse, played for five different clubs this year: DOOR Neptunus 6 (Boyd, Markwell, Van Driel, Asjes, Daantji, Kemp), L&D Amsterdam Pirates 4 (Cordemans, Sidney de Jong, Nooij, Rooi), Corendon Kinheim 3 (Bergman, Nick Stuifbergen, Engelhardt), UVV Utrecht 2 (Yntema, Rombley) and Vaessen Pioniers 1 (Michael Duursma).

    Brian Farley will depart from Schiphol international airport to Panama on Saturday 24 September and has planned 3 warming up games versus hosting Panama and versus Chinese Taipei and Australia. His schedule has still a vacancy for a fourth warming up game, before the official IBAF Baseball World Cup tournament will start on 1 October.

    Complete roster of Netherlands national team announced this afternoon 14.00 h:
    Pitchers:
    David Bergman CORENDON KINHEIM RHP R
    Leon Boyd RHP R
    Rob Cordemans L&D AMSTERDAM RHP R
    Diegomar Markwell DOOR NEPTUNUS LHP L
    Shairon Martis WASHINGTON NATIONALS AA * RHP P
    Orlando Yntema UVV RHP R
    Tom Stuifbergen MINNESOTA TWINS AAA * RHP R
    Juan Carlos Sulbaran CINCINNATI REDS A * RHP R
    Barry van Driel DOOR NEPTUNUS RHP R
    Nick Stuifbergen CORENDON KINHEIM RHP R
    Arshwin Asjes DOOR NEPTUNUS RHP R

    Catchers
    Sidney de Jong L&D AMSTERDAM 2/DH R/R
    Shawn Zarraga MILWAUKEE BREWERS A* 2 S/R
    Bas Nooij L&D AMSTERDAM 2 R/R

    Infielders
    Curt Smith LINCOLN SALT DOGS (independent) 3 R/R
    Mariekson Gregorius CINCINNATI REDS AA* 6 S/R
    Sharlon Schoop SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS AA* 4/6 S/R
    Jonathan Schoop BALTIMORE ORIOLES A* 5 R/R
    Michael Duursma VAESSEN PIONIERS 6/4 R/R
    Xander Bogaerts BOSTON RED SOX A* 6/4 R/R

    Outfielders
    Kalian Sams MINNESOTA TWINS A* 8/9 R/R
    Danny Rombley UVV 9 R/R
    Shaldimar Daantji DOOR NEPTUNUS 8 R/R

    Utility
    Vince Rooi L&D AMSTERDAM 3/5/7 R/R
    Dwayne Kemp DOOR NEPTUNUS 4/7 R/R

    Designated Hitter
    Bryan Engelhardt CORENDON KINHEIM 7/DH L/L
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewEnglandAmazins View Post
    Dominican World Cup and PanAm Games Preliminary Roster:
    Final roster:

    Alberto Castillo, Danilo Sánchez y Alex Castillo

    Jugadores de Cuadro (6): Tony Batista, Bernie Castro, Ángel Berroa, Willis Otáñez, Henry Mateo y Ángel González

    Jardineros (6): Alexis Gómez, Víctor Méndez, Dionys César, José Campusano y Freddy Guzmán

    Lanzadores (12): Mario Álvarez, Roberto Novoa, Lován Durán, Darío Veras, Francisco Cruceta, Bartolomé Fortunato, Rafael Cruz, Runelvys Hernández, Juan Antonio Peña, Juan Salas, Willy Lebrón y Ángel Castro

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    Venezuela's out: http://www.baseball-reference.com/bu...s%29#Venezuela

    Similar to recent World Cups, Pan American Qualifiers, Central American Games, etc.

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    South Korea's announced, but the only copy I can find is in Chinese - http://twbsball.dils.tku.edu.tw/wiki...90%8D%E5%96%AE - anyone know how to translate Korean names to English via the Chinese?

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    Cuba has announced its BWC and PanAm roster:

    Catchers: Ariel Pestano, Frank Camilo Morejón, Yosvani Alarcón.

    Infielders: José Dariel Abreu, Héctor Olivera, Yulieski Gourriel, Erisbel Arruebarruena, Michel Enríquez, Rudy Reyes.

    Outfielders: Frederich Cepeda, Alfredo Despaigne, Rusney Castillo, Alexei Bell, Giorvis Duvergel.

    Pitchers: Miguel Alfredo González, Freddy Asiel Álvarez, Yadier Pedroso, Norberto González, Yulieski González, Vicyohandri Odelín, Dalier Hinojosa, Alberto Soto, Miguel Lahera, y Jonder Martínez.

    Manager: Alfonso Urquiola.

    source: http://www.diariouniversal.net/2011/...os-de-beisbol/

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    Italy is announced. http://www.baseball-reference.com/bu...Rosters)#Italy - it's easily the most international team with guys from Argentina, Italy, Canada, Venezuela, the USA, Cuba, Brazil and the Dominican Republic for 8 different countries. 10 authentic Italians, less than half the team - of those, over half have minor league experience, a sign of progress. I hate these stunts. They could do okay with a team of all native Italians. It's not like Britain which needs to game the system.

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    Nicaragua's in too. That leaves only Greece and the host, Panama. http://www.baseball-reference.com/bu...ers)#Nicaragua - mostly familiar faces from recent Nicaraguan national teams, with Dennis Martinez managing them. I doubt they have a chance at the Medal - probably a couple wins is a reasonable hope.

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    The Dominican Republic is out of money.
    http://www.diariolibre.com/noticias_det.php?id=306886

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    The Dominican team needed $472,440 to cover their expenses. Hector Pereyra says its embarrassing that they can't cover the cost and yet wish to become a WBC host. This is probably why the 16U team didn't make it to Mexico for the 16U World Championships; they forfeited all of the games, where the Philippines withdrew and didn't get dinged with any forfeitures.
    Last edited by NewEnglandAmazins; 09-27-2011 at 12:31 PM. Reason: adding comment

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    It's pathetic that the Dominicans have no money. How much money did their players like Tony Batista, Alberto Castillo and Dario Veras make in their MLB careers? They can't chip in $20,000 each - for you and me that's alot, but these guys can afford it, you'd think.

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    According to that article Pereyra accused head of Sports Minestry, Felipe Payano of forgetting about the National Team's needs for the World Cup and Pan Am Games. Payano was not available for comment. It's strange that in a country where baseball is by far the most popular sport that funding is a problem.

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    I would like to hear your guys prediction about the pool play - what do you think will be the final rankings in the pools (especially the german pool ), can you guys compare the teams and what do you think will be the important games to advance for the lower ranked teams?
    i am also very interested in some scouting reports or any other informations about the teams! who are the guys to watch out for etc
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    Panama's roster.
    http://www.presidencia.gob.pa/notici...mero-2857.html

    Ruben Rivera and Luis Durango withdrew because of the Mexican Winter League.

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    My gut feeling is that Japan will play inspired baseball because of the earthquake and win it all, but i havent really looked at the rosters yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USA101 View Post
    My gut feeling is that Japan will play inspired baseball because of the earthquake and win it all, but i havent really looked at the rosters yet.
    Japan has no chance. Even without "super prospects," the USA has enough talent to win it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desslok View Post
    Japan has no chance. Even without "super prospects," the USA has enough talent to win it all.
    Probaly would have been smart of me to look at the rosters before telling the world i make my pick .......LOL

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    Dominican NT arrives in Panama: http://www.mundialbeisbolpanama2011....x?contenido=58

    Panama wins Inaugural Game in a packed Rod Carew Stadium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewEnglandAmazins View Post
    The Dominican team needed $472,440 to cover their expenses. Hector Pereyra says its embarrassing that they can't cover the cost and yet wish to become a WBC host. This is probably why the 16U team didn't make it to Mexico for the 16U World Championships; they forfeited all of the games, where the Philippines withdrew and didn't get dinged with any forfeitures.
    Exactly...they got dinged with forfeits because none of us down there had no idea THEY WERE NOT SHOWING UP!!! We even expected them a day or two later, but then finally gave up hope of course....

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