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  • #61
    Team Netherlands

    Starting Pitchers
    1-Rick VandenHurk
    2-Shairon Martis
    3-Jair Jurrjens
    4-David Bergman

    Bullpen-

    Diegomar Markwell
    -Ivanon Coffie
    -Rob Cordemans
    -Leon Boyd
    -Diego Markwell
    -Alexander Smit
    -Tom Stuifbergen
    -Loek van Mil
    -Kenny Berkenbosch



    Catchers-
    -Matijn Meeuwis
    -Sidney de Jong
    -Tjerk Smeets



    Infielders-
    -Roel Koolen
    -Yurendell de Caster
    -Raily Legito
    -Vince Rooi
    -Hainley Statia,
    -Michael Duursma
    -Rien Vernooij



    Outfielders-
    -Andruw Jones
    -Roger Bernadina
    -Bryan Engelhardt
    -Gregory Halman
    -Eugene Kingsale
    -Yurendell de Caster

    Manager and coaches
    Any ideas??

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    • #62
      Mexico roster taken from "Puro Beisbol"

      Starters
      Dan Haren(Daniel Harem)
      Yovani Gallardo
      Oliver Pérez
      Jorge Campillo

      BullPen
      Jorge de la Rosa
      Oscar Villarreal
      Dennis Reyes
      Jaime García
      Luis Ignacio Ayala
      Joel Zumaya
      Joakim Soria (cerrador)

      catchers

      Humberto Cota
      Miguel Ojeda
      Gerónimo Gil

      infielders
      Adrián González
      Jorge Cantú
      Edgar González
      Juan Gabriel Castro
      Germán Durán
      Oscar Robles

      outfielders
      Alfredo Amézaga
      Karim García
      Carlos Quentin
      Luis Alfonso García

      DH
      Erubiel Durazo

      MANAGER:
      Vinicio Castilla

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      • #63
        So who starts for the Dominican, Puerto Rico and Venezuela? Who starts at shortstop for the Dominican, Hanley Ramirez or Reyes? Pujols might have surgery in the off season and Delgado is healthy and revived his career giving Puerto Rico a better chance.

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Americanoutlaw2.0 View Post
          Team Netherlands

          Starting Pitchers
          1-Rick VandenHurk
          2-Shairon Martis
          3-Jair Jurrjens
          4-David Bergman

          Bullpen-

          Diegomar Markwell
          -Ivanon Coffie
          -Rob Cordemans
          -Leon Boyd
          -Diego Markwell
          -Alexander Smit
          -Tom Stuifbergen
          -Loek van Mil
          -Kenny Berkenbosch



          Catchers-
          -Matijn Meeuwis
          -Sidney de Jong
          -Tjerk Smeets



          Infielders-
          -Roel Koolen
          -Yurendell de Caster
          -Raily Legito
          -Vince Rooi
          -Hainley Statia,
          -Michael Duursma
          -Rien Vernooij



          Outfielders-
          -Andruw Jones
          -Roger Bernadina
          -Bryan Engelhardt
          -Gregory Halman
          -Eugene Kingsale
          -Yurendell de Caster

          Manager and coaches
          Any ideas??

          Don't be surprised if David Aardsma of the Red Sox is on the team. Met him back in April and he told me he'd LOVE to play for the Orange in the WBC.

          Also don't count out another member of the Red Sox organization, Swen Huijer...
          sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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          • #65
            Originally posted by SDL View Post
            Don't be surprised if David Aardsma of the Red Sox is on the team. Met him back in April and he told me he'd LOVE to play for the Orange in the WBC.

            Also don't count out another member of the Red Sox organization, Swen Huijer...
            For the record, Robert Eenhoorn will manage Team Netherlands. After that, he'll retire from coaching the national team.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by Rally Monkey View Post
              For the record, Robert Eenhoorn will manage Team Netherlands. After that, he'll retire from coaching the national team.
              Where did you hear this? I was under the assumption he was going to retire after the Olympics.

              I have a feeling that Hensley Meulens will get first crack at the managerail jon.
              sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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              • #67
                Originally posted by SDL View Post
                Where did you hear this? I was under the assumption he was going to retire after the Olympics.

                I have a feeling that Hensley Meulens will get first crack at the managerail jon.
                Here's one place I read it:

                http://www.mister-baseball.com/rober...ctor-baseball/

                And here's a follow-up:

                http://www.mister-baseball.com/olymp...g-netherlands/

                The 2009 WBC will be Eenhoorn's last stint as the national team's field manager.

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                • #68
                  One more thing: I read that Dave Aardsma was originally set to play for the Netherlands at the 2006 World Baseball Classic, but he was ultimately ruled ineligible. So maybe we won't see him wearing orange this spring.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Rally Monkey View Post
                    One more thing: I read that Dave Aardsma was originally set to play for the Netherlands at the 2006 World Baseball Classic, but he was ultimately ruled ineligible. So maybe we won't see him wearing orange this spring.
                    Aardsma alluded to something like that when I met him back in April, Since then, many EU nations have relaxed citizenship rules and he would now qualify as a "Dutch citizen by descent," like I am, altho in my case, my father was from there.
                    sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                    • #70
                      Don't have the time to redo another Canadian lineup but wanted to mention that OBVIOUSLY Ryan Dempster will now be put in that starting rotation after the season he's had starting.

                      MAN I WANT THIS TOURNAMENT TO START!!!

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by cutchemist42 View Post
                        Don't have the time to redo another Canadian lineup but wanted to mention that OBVIOUSLY Ryan Dempster will now be put in that starting rotation after the season he's had starting.

                        MAN I WANT THIS TOURNAMENT TO START!!!
                        You can be sure of one name on the coaching staff: Stubby Clapp.
                        sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by cutchemist42 View Post
                          Don't have the time to redo another Canadian lineup but wanted to mention that OBVIOUSLY Ryan Dempster will now be put in that starting rotation after the season he's had starting.

                          MAN I WANT THIS TOURNAMENT TO START!!!
                          With the news that Canada will lead off the tournament against Team USA, let me ask this to the Canadians out there: Would you rather play the USA or Venezuela in Game 1? Recall that this is a double-elimination round, so if Canada loses the first game, it's a real uphill climb.

                          Given the chaos of Team Venezuela this year--and the players' underachieving in 2006--I think I'd rather see them than the Americans if I were Team Canada. Having said that, if the Venezuela players are able to sort their baggage out, guess who starts Game 1: Johan. And I wouldn't wanna face that guy any time, anywhere.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Rally Monkey View Post
                            With the news that Canada will lead off the tournament against Team USA, let me ask this to the Canadians out there: Would you rather play the USA or Venezuela in Game 1? Recall that this is a double-elimination round, so if Canada loses the first game, it's a real uphill climb.

                            Given the chaos of Team Venezuela this year--and the players' underachieving in 2006--I think I'd rather see them than the Americans if I were Team Canada. Having said that, if the Venezuela players are able to sort their baggage out, guess who starts Game 1: Johan. And I wouldn't wanna face that guy any time, anywhere.
                            Hmmm, here's two different angles I'm thinking...

                            -Venezuela does seem to have problems which would definitely benefit Canada if some of those players sat out the tourney because of that.

                            -The WBC planners obviously want Canada-USA to meet up and play atleast one game and scheduling them first game makes sure that happens. Not going to lie too but I would even take a harder American team then a weaker Venezuelan team simply because of the Canada-USA rivalry. Just picturing the atmosphere now in a packed Skydome for that game......yeah I want Canada playing the USA!! I think any Canadian would want it that way too, atleast one guaranteed USA game.

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by cutchemist42 View Post
                              The WBC planners obviously want Canada-USA to meet up and play atleast one game and scheduling them first game makes sure that happens. Not going to lie too but I would even take a harder American team then a weaker Venezuelan team simply because of the Canada-USA rivalry. Just picturing the atmosphere now in a packed Skydome for that game......yeah I want Canada playing the USA!! I think any Canadian would want it that way too, atleast one guaranteed USA game.
                              Yeah, I'm thinking that that is exactly what the calculus was. If you think about it, the USA should play Team Italy. Team USA would have to be the top-seeded team in this pool, and Italy--obviously--is the lowest seeded team. It's kind of unfair to the US for the WBC organizers to make it a little bit harder for them to advance by putting them up against a better team in the first game.

                              Having said that, there's no better way to pack the house for Game 1. And that's what's going on here, I bet.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Rally Monkey View Post
                                Yeah, I'm thinking that that is exactly what the calculus was. If you think about it, the USA should play Team Italy. Team USA would have to be the top-seeded team in this pool, and Italy--obviously--is the lowest seeded team. It's kind of unfair to the US for the WBC organizers to make it a little bit harder for them to advance by putting them up against a better team in the first game.

                                Having said that, there's no better way to pack the house for Game 1. And that's what's going on here, I bet.
                                I've been thinking about this even more and I think Canada-USA being one of the first few games being played in the WBC will help push it to the forefront of not only Canadian media but American media too much more quickly. I'm not sure how many of you know North American geography well (I mean no offense when I say that) but Toronto is probably only a 6-8 hour drive from alot of major east coast American cities, including NY. With so much media being situated semi close to Toronto in NY, they will pay alot more attention to this tourney right away.

                                I also think by making sure Canada plays the USA, it also helps in showcasing just truly how much potential international baseball has to be taken seriously. I know alot of the first WBC's games sold well (I think Petco was sold out and Anaheim Stadium looked close to packed) but NONE of those stadiums compare to the atmosphere a sold out Jays game has. Now imagine a sold out CANADA game in Skydome and that right there would rival any atmosphere in international football matches. (Which would be one big effff you to the IOC about why this sport should still be in the Olympics.)

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