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  • Puerto Rico Roster Announced

    Puerto Rico's 30-man roster was announced today.

    Here it is:

    Pitchers
    Federico Baez R/R 04 Aug 1981 Bayamon, Puerto Rico
    Fernando Cabrera R/R 16 Nov 1981 Toja Baja, Puerto Rico
    Kiko Calero R/R 09 Jan 1975 Santurce, Puerto Rico
    Pedro Feliciano L/L 25 Aug 1976 Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
    Dicky Gonzalez R/R 21 Oct 1978 Bayamon, Puerto Rico
    Josue Matos R/R 15 Mar 1978 Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
    Juan Padilla R/R 17 Feb 1977 Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
    Joel Pineiro R/R 25 Sep 1978 Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
    Chris Rojas R/R 30 Mar 1977 Queens, NY
    Orlando Roman R/R 28 Nov 1978 Bayamon, Puerto Rico
    JC Romero S/L 04 Jun 1976 Rio Pedras, Puerto Rico
    Jose Santiago R/R 05 Nov 1974 Fajardo, Puerto Rico
    Javier Vazquez R/R 25 Jul 1976 Ponce, Puerto Rico

    Catchers
    Javy Lopez R/R 05 Nov 1970 Ponce, Puerto Rico
    Yadier Molina R/R 13 Jul 1982 Bayamon, Puerto Rico
    Ivan Rodriguez R/R 30 Nov 1971 Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
    Javier Valentin S/R 19 Sep 1975 Manati, Puerto Rico

    Infielders
    Alex Cintron S/R 17 Dec 1978 Humacao, Puerto Rico
    Willie Collazo L/L 07 Nov 1979 Carolina, Puerto Rico
    Alex Cora L/R 18 Oct 1975 Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Carlos Delgado L/R 25 Jun 1972 Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
    Ruben Gotay S/R 25 Dec 1982 Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
    Eduardo Perez R/R 11 Sep 1969 Cincinnati, OH
    Jose Valentin L/R 12 Oct 1969 Manati, Puerto Rico

    Outfielders
    Carlos Beltran S/R 24 Apr 1977 Manati, Puerto Rico
    Jose Cruz Jr S/R 19 Apr 1974 Arroyo, Puerto Rico
    Ricky Ledee L/L 22 Nov 1973 Ponce, Puerto Rico
    Luis Matos R/R 30 Oct 1978 Bayamon, Puerto Rico
    Alexis Rios R/R 18 Feb 1981 Coffee, AL
    Bernie Williams S/R 13 Sep 1968 San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • #2
    Maybe not an entire roster of star power of couple of the other teams...but they do have "home field" advantage for two rounds. Should be a blast to watch, only a week left. Can't wait.

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    • #3
      The catching situation looks pretty good right now for PR. Heck, just imagine if Carlos Delgado had stayed at catcher and had the success that he has had in the bigs. This group of catchers is already one of the deepest in the WBC. Too bad they are lacking in other areas.
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      • #4
        Well, the way things are going for the DR and the US, PR's starting lineup may be almost as good. The DR will not have the feared lineup that includes Manny and Vlad Guerrero, although it will probably have Tejada, Papi and Pujols. Pedro may not pitch either, reducing the advantage that DR would have had in starting pitching.

        Other than Posada and the other Molina's who are all superfluous anyway, I can't think of too many key Puerto Ricans that are not playing in the WBC. Maybe Jose Vidro. Mike Lowell is comming off a bad year, and Juan Gonzalez and Ruben Sierra, although crowd favorites, are on the tail ends of their careers.

        Tip of the cap to Puerto Rico for taking the WBC more seriously than other countries.

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        • #5
          Amen Bonus!
          "After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, 'Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?' I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that - Mr. Gehrig is terribly underpaid."- Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio

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          • #6
            I wondered how Eduardo Pérez is playing for Puerto Rico. At first I thought his mom must be Puerto Rican, because father Tony is Cuban.

            So I dug around. Tony -- or "Tany" as he is known in Puerto Rico, short for Atanasio -- played many years for the Santurce Cangrejeros in winter ball after leaving Cuba. His wife, Pituka, is also Cuban -- but her family went to Puerto Rico after escaping Castro. They met while Tany was playing with the Crabbers. The Pérez family has lived there for many years, and Eduardo attended Robinson High School in Puerto Rico.
            Last edited by VIBaseball; 03-04-2006, 07:34 PM.

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            • #7
              They are way too overlooked. DR might have all of the big names but PR has the crowds!
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              Originally posted by nymdan
              Too... much... math... head... hurts...
              Originally posted by RuthMayBond
              I understand, I lost all my marbles years ago

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              • #8
                Originally posted by VIBaseball
                I wondered how Eduardo Pérez is playing for Puerto Rico. At first I thought his mom must be Puerto Rican, because father Tony is Cuban.

                So I dug around. Tony -- or "Tany" as he is known in Puerto Rico, short for Atanasio -- played many years for the Santurce Cangrejeros in winter ball after leaving Cuba. His wife, Pituka, is also Cuban -- but her family went to Puerto Rico after escaping Castro. They met while Tany was playing with the Crabbers. The Pérez family has lived there for many years, and Eduardo attended Robinson High School in Puerto Rico.

                There are around 20,000 Cubans in Puerto Rico.

                Jorge Posada has also some Cuban blood because his Granfather Leo Posada who was a baseball player too.

                Mike Lowell has also some Cuban blood too.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cubano100%
                  There are around 20,000 Cubans in Puerto Rico.

                  Jorge Posada has also some Cuban blood because his Granfather Leo Posada who was a baseball player too.

                  Mike Lowell has also some Cuban blood too.
                  LEO IS HIS UNCLE . btw WE ALSO LOST FELIPE LOPEZ THE SS . AS A FACT WE LOST 3/4 OF OUR POSSIBLE INFIELD : VIDRO THE 2B , LOPEZ THE SS , AND LOWELL THE 3B .
                  YES BESIDES POSADA , THRE ARE SOME OTHER BORICUBANOS : EDUARDO PEREZ , MIKE LOWELL , DANNY TARTABULL AND MOST RECENTLY ROBERT ANDINO ( MARLINS ) .

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cubano100%
                    Jorge Posada has also some Cuban blood because his Granfather Leo Posada who was a baseball player too.

                    Mike Lowell has also some Cuban blood too.
                    Lowell was born in Puerto Rico(San Juan). As was Posada(Santurce). They may have blood in them but they were born there and want to play for their national team.
                    Best posts ever:
                    Originally posted by nymdan
                    Too... much... math... head... hurts...
                    Originally posted by RuthMayBond
                    I understand, I lost all my marbles years ago

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                    • #11
                      Fans relish Puerto Rico's win over Mets

                      http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/a...=.jsp&c_id=mlb

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