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How can Team USA get good for 2009 WBC

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  • #16
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/19/sp...1&ref=baseball
    Is the the start of many who will decline the invitation. I can understand Sabathia's point, and presume that Burnett is thinking along the same lines....having just signed large contracts with the Yanks.....or is it because of pressure from Steinbrenner?
    "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

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    • #17
      Originally posted by DownUnderDodger View Post
      http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/19/sp...1&ref=baseball
      Is the the start of many who will decline the invitation. I can understand Sabathia's point, and presume that Burnett is thinking along the same lines....having just signed large contracts with the Yanks.....or is it because of pressure from Steinbrenner?
      Every national team will have missing star players. Shoot, in 2006 only two Japanese major leaguers were on the Japanese national team. Tim Lincecum announced months ago he will not pitch in the WBC this time around. And, yes, The Yankees put pressure on their players not to play in the WBC.
      Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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      • #18
        Roster so far

        Starting Pitchers
        John Lackey

        Catcher
        Brian McCann

        2B
        Dustin Pedroia

        SS
        Derek Jeter
        Jimmy Rollins

        3B-
        Chipper Jones

        OF
        Ryan Braun
        Grady Sizemore

        CL-
        Joe Nathan

        So far it look hell way better than last wbc roster ever with howard

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        • #19
          Hey, AmericanOutlaw, is Davey Johnson better than Buck Martinez? Is he the crucial thing Team USA needs?

          As it stands right now, Team USA is going to do essentially the same thing they did in the last WBC: gather during spring training and play a few warm-up games (three this time) before the tournament. It's possible that Team USA could be in the same fix as they were in the previous tourney.
          46 wins to match last year's total

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          • #20
            Originally posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post
            Hey, AmericanOutlaw, is Davey Johnson better than Buck Martinez? Is he the crucial thing Team USA needs?

            As it stands right now, Team USA is going to do essentially the same thing they did in the last WBC: gather during spring training and play a few warm-up games (three this time) before the tournament. It's possible that Team USA could be in the same fix as they were in the previous tourney.
            Davey Johnson is better than Buck but one of biggest thing diffent than last wbc is taking on 3 teams (Yankees,Blue Jays and the Phillies) for warm up than just taking on one team like the giants

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Americanoutlaw2.0 View Post
              Davey Johnson is better than Buck but one of biggest thing diffent than last wbc is taking on 3 teams (Yankees,Blue Jays and the Phillies) for warm up than just taking on one team like the giants
              so how weird will it be for Jeter to play against the yankees? haha. Anyway, with teh confirmed roster so far, i keep hearing Wright is going to be on the team..is that for fact? when do they announce the full roster?
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              • #22
                Originally posted by DownUnderDodger View Post
                I am wondering if Team USA was given the right tools last time with a lot of managers seemingly against their star players playing in the tournament. If the team had the full support of all MLB clubs and every top player was made available to play the selection of manager would probably not be such an issue, as the all star team that could be selected could almost manage themselves.
                MLB has no recently retired legendary American manager who might be able to make a difference. If this all happened twenty years ago, and Earl Weaver cared, maybe he could have attracted some players. Yet "the Oriole way" relied on good fundamentals; he might have rejected any call to lead a team that would not practice together, and a pitching staff likely to play Detroit Tigers, 2006 .
                Last edited by Paul Wendt; 12-25-2008, 03:51 PM.

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