Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 456
Results 126 to 144 of 144

Thread: Create your 09 WBC team roster

  1. #126
    Quote Originally Posted by SDL View Post
    Quite a few Italian-Americans are glad for the chance to play for Italy. Last ST, I was chatting with Val Pascucci. He tells me he was hoping to play for Italy again in the WBC..his dad is from Italy.
    That's true: Italian feel like Italians forever. Even if only their grand-grandfather was Italian they will still cheer Italy over the land they live in any time they play the country they live in or even born in.

    They are very proud of their country.

  2. #127

  3. #128
    South Korea released a revised provisional roster today. See http://www.baseball-reference.com/bu...s)#South_Korea for details - I think Baseball-Reference is the first to have the full list in English

    I've been trying to keep Baseball-Reference's WBC roster site up to date. We now have bios for every member of Japan's preliminary roster, 51 of 53 Panamanians, 31 of 32 South Koreans and over half the Italians. We also have bios for the full coaching/managerial staffs from Australia, Taiwan and Italy.

  4. #129
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Ballard, USA
    Posts
    16

    Here is my 25 man roster. It's how it should be!

    UNITED STATES ROSTER --

    PITCHERS B/T HT WT D.O.B. Birthplace

    40 Fuentes, Brian L/L 6'4" 230 08/09/75 Merced, CA
    32 Halladay, Roy R/R 6'6" 225 05/14/77 Denver, CO
    35 Hamels, Cole L/L 6'3" 190 12/27/83 San Diego, CA
    15 Haren, Dan R/R 6'5" 215 09/17/80 Montery Park, CA
    31 Lee, Cliff L/L 6'3" 190 08/30/78 Benton, AR
    54 Lidge, Brad R/R 6'5" 210 12/23/76 Sacramento, CA
    55 Lincecum, Tim L/R 5'11" 170 06/15/84 Bellevue, WA
    36 Nathan, Joe R/R 6'4" 225 11/22/74 Houston, TX
    58 Papelbon, Jonathan R/R 6'4'' 225 11/23/80 Baton Rough, LA
    52 Sabathia, C.C. L/L 6'7 250 04/21/80 Vallejo, CA
    17 Webb, Brandon R/R 6'2" 230 05/09/79 Ashland, KY

    CATCHERS B/T HT WT D.O.B. Birthplace

    07 Mauer, Joe L/R 6'5" 230 05/19/83 St. Paul, MN
    16 McCann, Brian L/R 6'3" 230 02/20/84 Athens, GA

    INFIELDERS B/T HT WT D.O.B. Birthplace

    17 Berkman, Lance B/L 6'1" 220 02/10/76 Waco, TX
    06 Howard, Ryan L/L 6'4" 255 11/19/79 St. Louis, MO
    02 Jeter, Derek R/R 6'3" 195 06/26/74 Pequannock, NJ
    15 Pedroia, Dustin R/R 5'9" 180 06/17/83 Woodland, CA
    11 Rollins, Jimmy B/R 5'8 175 11/27/78 Oakland, CA
    26 Utley, Chase L/R 6'1" 200 12/17/78 Pasadena, CA
    05 Wright, David R/R 6'0" 215 12/20/82 Norfolk, VA
    20 Youkilis, Kevin R/R 6'1" 220 03/15/79 Cincinnati, OH

    OUTFIELDERS B/T HT WT D.O.B. Birthplace

    08 Braun, Ryan R/R 6'1" 200 11/17/83 Mission Hills, CA
    32 Hamilton, Josh L/L 6'4" 235 05/21/81 Raleigh, NC
    21 Markakis, Nick L/L 6'2" 195 11/17/83 Glen Cove, NY
    24 Sizemore, Grady L/L 6'2" 200 08/02/82 Seattle, WA

    Only question -- Markakis (LH, RF) or Matt Halladay (RH, LF) do we need another righty or should we go with the extra lefty!? I like Markakis, because I don't have a genuine RF on the roster. I am starting Hamilton in RF. Markakis is a LF/RF sub. Berkman is a 1B/LF/RF sub, too!

  5. #130

  6. #131
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Chicago (Currently Rochester, NY)
    Posts
    140
    Quote Originally Posted by whatlyahave View Post
    UNITED STATES ROSTER --

    PITCHERS B/T HT WT D.O.B. Birthplace
    31 Lee, Cliff L/L 6'3" 190 08/30/78 Benton, AR
    Lee declines an invitation.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3818683
    Impossible is Nothing.

  7. #132
    Team USA roster taking shape

    Coaching Staff
    Manager: Davey Johnson
    Batting Coach: Reggie Smith
    Pitching Coach: Marcel Lachemann
    Mike Schmidt
    Barry Larkin

    Pitchers(11): L:3 R:8
    SP Roy Oswalt
    SP Jake Peavy
    SP John Lackey
    RP Jonathan Broxton
    RP Brian Fuentes
    RP Joe Nathan
    RP J.J. Putz
    RP B.J. Ryan
    RP Scot Shields
    RP Matt Thornton
    RP Matt Lindstrom

    Fielders(11): L:3 S:2 R:6
    C Brian McCann
    1B Kevin Youkilis
    2B Dustin Pedroia
    2B Mark DeRosa
    3B Chipper Jones
    3B David Wright
    SS Derek Jeter
    SS Jimmy Rollins
    OF Grady Sizemore
    OF Curtis Granderson
    OF Ryan Braun

  8. #133

  9. #134
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Chicago (Currently Rochester, NY)
    Posts
    140
    Quote Originally Posted by chendd View Post
    Team USA roster taking shape

    Coaching Staff
    Manager: Davey Johnson
    Batting Coach: Reggie Smith
    Pitching Coach: Marcel Lachemann
    Mike Schmidt
    Barry Larkin

    Pitchers(11): L:3 R:8
    SP Roy Oswalt
    SP Jake Peavy
    SP John Lackey
    RP Jonathan Broxton
    RP Brian Fuentes
    RP Joe Nathan
    RP J.J. Putz
    RP B.J. Ryan
    RP Scot Shields
    RP Matt Thornton
    RP Matt Lindstrom

    Fielders(11): L:3 S:2 R:6
    C Brian McCann
    1B Kevin Youkilis
    2B Dustin Pedroia
    2B Mark DeRosa
    3B Chipper Jones
    3B David Wright
    SS Derek Jeter
    SS Jimmy Rollins
    OF Grady Sizemore
    OF Curtis Granderson
    OF Ryan Braun
    ADD:

    C Chris Iannetta (Colorado)

    per Yahoo! Sports.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slu...v=ap&type=lgns
    Impossible is Nothing.

  10. #135
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Chicago (Currently Rochester, NY)
    Posts
    140
    ^^ And btw, according to the Chicago Tribune, Derrick Lee is expected to accept the invite for the United States.
    Impossible is Nothing.

  11. #136
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    1,833
    Blog Entries
    2
    MLB Network will air World Baseball Classic Tonight Roster Special on Monday, January 19 at 18:00.

  12. #137

  13. #138
    Quote Originally Posted by chendd View Post
    The two biggest surprises perhaps are:

    1) The absence of Alexei Bell, last season's MVP and a star in the Beijing Olympics. On the other hand, Bell has been an absolute bust in 2008-2009, hitting only .232 with 3 HR. He was injured early in the year and 2007-2008 was far better than anything he had done before. A one-year wonder perhaps? This doesn't seem so crazy when you look at this season.

    2) The presence of Danny Betancourt. He starred in the 2005 Baseball World Cup but barely pitched in the three seasons from 2005-2008. In 2008-2009, he has rebounded somewhat but 6-3, 3.95 really isn't that impressive. I don't get it. There are much better Cuban pitchers available.

  14. #139
    Taiwanese Team Announced
    (from: Taiwanese official site in Traditional Chinese)

  15. #140
    Samurai Japan finalized 28-man roster (in Japanese)

    Pitchers(13):
    Yu Darvish
    Takahiro Mahara
    Masahiro Tanaka
    Hideaki Wakui
    Daisuke Matsuzaka
    Minoru Iwata
    Hisashi Iwakuma
    Kyuji Fujikawa
    Tetsuya Utsumi
    Satoshi Komatsu
    Shunsuke Watanabe
    Tetsuya Yamaguchi
    Toshiya Sugiuchi

    Catchers(3):
    Kenji Johjima
    Shinnosuke Abe
    Yoshiyuki Ishihara

    Infielders(6):
    Hiroyuki Nakajima
    Yasuyuki Kataoka
    Akinori Iwamura
    Michihiro Ogasawara
    Shuichi Murata
    Munenori Kawasaki

    Outfielders(6):
    Kosuke Fukudome
    Norichika Aoki
    Seiichi Uchikawa
    Yoshiyuki Kamei
    Atsunori Inaba
    Ichiro Suzuki
    Last edited by chendd; 02-22-2009 at 12:42 AM.

  16. #141
    Korean Team Announced (in Korean)

    Pitchers(13):
    Jae-woo Lee
    Min-han Son
    Hyun-wook Jung
    Seung-hwan Oh
    Suk-min Yoon
    Doo-sung Hwang
    Kwang-hyun Kim
    Seung-ho Lee
    Hyun-jin Ryu
    Won-sam Jang
    Jung Bong
    Tae-hyon Chong
    Chang-yong Lim

    Catchers(2):
    Kyung-wan Park
    Min-ho Kang

    Infielders(7):
    Keun-woo Jeong
    Jung Choi
    Young-min Ko
    Dae-ho Lee
    Ki-hyuk Park
    Bum-ho Lee
    Tae-kyun Kim

    Outfielders(6):
    Hyun-soo Kim
    Jong-wook Lee
    Yong-kyu Lee
    Taek-keun Lee
    Jin-young Lee
    Shin-soo Choo

  17. #142
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Brandon, MB
    Posts
    1,523
    I haven't seen Canada's official roster but I heard today that former big leaguer Corey Koskie will be on the club (source: Minneapolis News Station).

    It's true about Italians as well, my grandfather's family was born in Italy and his close family still live in Italy and I am very proud to be part-Italian, even if it is only a quarter. I will be cheering for Italy every game other than when they play Canada of course

  18. #143
    Venezuela releases 2009 Classic Roster

    Pitchers(13):
    Ivan Blanco
    Francisco Butto
    Armando Galarraga
    Victor Garate
    Enrique Gonzalez
    Felix Hernandez
    Jose Mijares
    Orber Moreno
    Victor Moreno
    Francisco Rodriguez
    Carlos Silva
    Carlos Zambrano
    Victor Zambrano

    Catchers(3):
    Henry Blanco
    Ramon Hernandez
    Maximiliano Ramirez

    Infielders(6):
    Miguel Cabrera
    Cesar Izturis
    Jose Lopez
    Luis Maza
    Melvin Mora
    Marco Scutaro

    Outfielders(6):
    Bobby Abreu
    Gregor Blanco
    Endy Chavez
    Carlos Guillen
    Magglio Ordonez
    Gerardo Parra
    Last edited by chendd; 02-24-2009 at 12:37 AM.

  19. #144

Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 456

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •