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  • #31
    Team Canada
    1-Erik Bedard
    2-Rich Harden
    3-Jeff Francis
    4-Adam Loewen


    Bullpen
    Jesse Crain
    Ryan Braun
    Scott Mathieson
    Shawn Hill
    Ryan Dempster
    Aaron Myette
    Phillipe Aumont
    Eric Gagne
    Eric Cyr
    Chris Begg


    Catchers
    Russell Martin
    Pete Laforest
    George Kottaras

    Infielders
    Justin Morneau
    Joey Votto
    Scott Thorman
    Danny Klassen
    Kevin Nicholson
    Todd Betts
    Pete Orr

    Outfielders
    Jason Bay
    Matt Stairs
    Mark Teahan
    Jeff Guiel
    Adam Stern
    Aaron Guiel

    Manager-Ernie Whitt

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Rally Monkey View Post
      Yeah, I followed the 2006 WBC closely, and this is false.
      Yankees did not openly said this but everyone knows this, they asked the players to withdrew their name from their countries' preliminary roster and use the reasons of "concentrate on the upcoming 2006 season", "I have injury", or "I am honored but I am already representing my country by playing in MLB" as excuses to not play.

      Do you think guys like Wang, Matsui, Rivera, or even Cano are not good enough to get a roster spot? They simply did their owner (Steinbrenner) a favor by not playing in the tournament. Think what you will, but do a google research and you will find numerous articles about the Yankees conspiracy.
      Frank's Field of Dreams
      "If I build it, you'll come."

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Ichiro51 View Post
        Do you think guys like Wang, Matsui, Rivera, or even Cano are not good enough to get a roster spot? They simply did their owner (Steinbrenner) a favor by not playing in the tournament. Think what you will, but do a google research and you will find numerous articles about the Yankees conspiracy.
        No, I'm sorry, but it doesn't work that way. If you make sensational accusations about a Yankees conspiracy, YOU back it up with research and with links to these "numerous articles". That's not my job.

        Everything I read at the time in the mainstream media said this: Steinbrenner didn't like the World Baseball Classic, and he made his feelings well known to anybody who asked. He even abstained from the owners' vote on the tournament. But it was Rivera, Matsui and Wang (who was just starting his fitst full season with the Yankees) who wanted to stay with their club and not play in the tournament. No one told them to do it. And that was that.

        You'll have to prove me wrong.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Rally Monkey View Post
          No, I'm sorry, but it doesn't work that way. If you make sensational accusations about a Yankees conspiracy, YOU back it up with research and with links to these "numerous articles". That's not my job.

          Everything I read at the time in the mainstream media said this: Steinbrenner didn't like the World Baseball Classic, and he made his feelings well known to anybody who asked. He even abstained from the owners' vote on the tournament. But it was Rivera, Matsui and Wang (who was just starting his fitst full season with the Yankees) who wanted to stay with their club and not play in the tournament. No one told them to do it. And that was that.

          You'll have to prove me wrong.
          I don't know if we can prove a conspiracy, as old George S. did backtrack and allowed some players who wanted to play in the WBC to do so. However, it is quite clear he didn't like it, and said so publicly. This, from the New York Times makes that point in talking about a sign at the Yanks spring training facility:
          Steinbrenner has said publicly that he would rather his players focus on preparing for the season, and he praised Hideki Matsui last week for staying with the Yankees instead of playing for Japan. Whether or not he posted the sign, the wording was consistent with Steinbrenner's feelings.

          Under the heading ''World Baseball Classic,'' the sign read: ''Thank you for expressing your concerns. We are sorry that certain players will not be present for portions of Spring Training. These players have elected to participate in The World Baseball Classic. The World Baseball Classic is an event sanctioned by The Commissioner of Major League Baseball and The Major League Baseball Players Association.''

          The sign went on, misspelling the team's nickname: ''The New York Yankess did not vote to support this event. Any comments you have regarding the World Baseball Classic should be directed to either The Commissioner of Major League Baseball or The Major League Baseball Players Assoc.''

          Steinbrenner said early in spring training that players were ''risking a lot'' by playing. He also agreed when a reporter suggested that fans would miss seeing the star players in spring training games.
          Source is here: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...50C0A9609C8B63

          Also, see this article by Baseball Prospectus: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/ar...articleid=4756

          I'd say there's at least some evidence to support the charge. You could probably get to a jury with that, but not win the case. Maybe somebody else wants to do some more digging.
          Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
          Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
          A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Rally Monkey View Post
            No, I'm sorry, but it doesn't work that way. If you make sensational accusations about a Yankees conspiracy, YOU back it up with research and with links to these "numerous articles". That's not my job.

            Everything I read at the time in the mainstream media said this: Steinbrenner didn't like the World Baseball Classic, and he made his feelings well known to anybody who asked. He even abstained from the owners' vote on the tournament. But it was Rivera, Matsui and Wang (who was just starting his fitst full season with the Yankees) who wanted to stay with their club and not play in the tournament. No one told them to do it. And that was that.

            You'll have to prove me wrong.
            So if Steinbrenner had a close door meeting with the players and asked them nicely of not participate in the WBC? Then someone like myself, reporter, columnist etc must have a sound recording to prove it is in fact he indeed not want them to play?

            Get a grip man...believe what you want to believe in.
            Frank's Field of Dreams
            "If I build it, you'll come."

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Ichiro51 View Post
              So if Steinbrenner had a close door meeting with the players and asked them nicely of not participate in the WBC? Then someone like myself, reporter, columnist etc must have a sound recording to prove it is in fact he indeed not want them to play?
              See, now you're moving the goalposts. You invited me and everyone else to research your charges because, well, you see, it was SO well reported back in the day. Well, guess what? It wasn't. Because it didn't happen.

              Enough with the dishonest arguments and unsupported conspiracy theories. Wang and Matsui will play in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. Why? Because there's absolutely no reason to believe that they won't.

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              • #37
                Let's keep this from being personal, and, frankly, the use of the word "dishonest" in the above post is darned close to (if not in fact over) the line of what is permissible here. Let's not go any further down the road of talking about the person making the post as opposed to the points they raise.
                Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
                Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
                A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by jalbright View Post
                  Let's keep this from being personal, and, frankly, the use of the word "dishonest" in the above post is darned close to (if not in fact over) the line of what is permissible here. Let's not go any further down the road of talking about the person making the post as opposed to the points they raise.
                  Point well taken. Calling an argument dishonest isn't necessarily the same as calling a person dishonest. But it's close enough. Sorry.

                  Let me try it this way: Until someone actually provides evidence that the Yankees blocked its international players from playing in the 2006 WBC, I'll assume it didn't happen. It's pretty serious to charge that the World Baseball Classic was gamed in favor of Team USA last time around. And I haven't seen anything which even hints that that's what happened.

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                  • #39
                    Matsui might play for Japan, but Wang will not be pitching for Taiwan, even people in Taiwan who don't watch baseball know Wang will not be suiting up for the National Team ever again because he is pitching for the Yankees.

                    Like I said, believe what you want to believe in, even if I have press articles, links, etc...you will still not going to believe them, because they are, just an article. You are asking for hard evidence such as a voice mail left on the players' cell phone from Steinbrenner of requesting not to play in the WBC otherwise it would not be genuine to you.

                    I am sure OJ is innocent to you as well, if the glove don't fit, you must acquit. Right?
                    Frank's Field of Dreams
                    "If I build it, you'll come."

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Rally Monkey View Post
                      Point well taken. Calling an argument dishonest isn't necessarily the same as calling a person dishonest. But it's close enough. Sorry.

                      Let me try it this way: Until someone actually provides evidence that the Yankees blocked its international players from playing in the 2006 WBC, I'll assume it didn't happen. It's pretty serious to charge that the World Baseball Classic was gamed in favor of Team USA last time around. And I haven't seen anything which even hints that that's what happened.
                      Fair enough. There's certainly sufficient evidence to indicate the Yankees tried to persuade their players not to participate. It's unclear how far they went in the effort to persuade, especially when it became a PR black eye for them. We do know Yankees played in the 2006 WBC. Make of the situation what you will.
                      Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
                      Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
                      A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Ichiro51 View Post
                        I am sure OJ is innocent to you as well, if the glove don't fit, you must acquit. Right?
                        No, he did it.

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                        • #42
                          you guys mind helping me edited my rosters??

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                          • #43
                            Eight rosters down eight to go. We just need:

                            Mexico
                            Panama
                            South Korea
                            China
                            Cuba
                            Puerto Rico
                            Italy
                            Australia

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Rally Monkey View Post
                              No, he did it.
                              But you have no evidence. Johnny Cochran said the ties to his client of his wife and her friend's killing to OJ are just dishonest arguments and unsupported conspiracy theories...like what you trying to said about the Steinbrenner VS. WBC.

                              NEA - China and Cuba's WBC roster is likely the same from 2006 beside maybe a player or two changes. China and Cuba's National Team practice throughout the years and hardly change who is on the team unless someone retired/defected/or a new stud teenager are too good to leave off the team.
                              Frank's Field of Dreams
                              "If I build it, you'll come."

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                              • #45
                                Some names to consider for a Cuban roster. I see a lot of new faces here and there won't be any Cuban defectors joining this team again. In the land of Pancho Villa and the Mariachis bands, Mexico, we will display our brand of baseball. It is about time Japan, Puerto Rico and the USA do not host any rounds. No more free pass! The finals should be held in the Coloso del Cerro, Latinoamericano stadium, under the sounds of Conga Oriental.


                                Giorvis Duvergel CF
                                Yohenis Cespedez CF
                                Yuliesky Gourriel 3B
                                Michel Enriquez 3B
                                Alexei Bell RF
                                Yoandry Urgelles RF
                                Alexander Mayeta 1B
                                Jose Julio Ruiz 1B
                                Joan Carlos Pedroso 1B
                                Yosvany Peraza C
                                Osvaldo Arias C
                                Ariel Pestano C
                                Frederich Cepeda LF
                                Alfredo Despaigne LF
                                Hector Olivera 2B
                                Yoilan Cerce 2B
                                Eduardo Paret SS
                                Yadiel Mujica SS
                                Adonis Garcia super utility
                                Leonis Martin Super Utility


                                Pedro L. Lazo
                                Yuniesky Maya
                                Yuliesky Gonzalez
                                Jonder Martinez
                                Norge L. Vera
                                Aroldis "el Ciclon" Chapman
                                Vladimir "la Bala" Garcia
                                Sergio Espinosa
                                Ian Rendon
                                Miguel Lahera
                                Jose A. Garcia
                                Yadier Pedroso
                                Elier Sanchez
                                Vladimir Banos
                                Ismel Jimenez
                                Gerardo Miranda
                                Ricardo Estevez
                                Yadel Marti
                                Reinier "la nueva pistola" Roibal
                                Yaumier Sanchez
                                Last edited by Cubano100%; 04-23-2008, 01:59 PM.

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