Thursday, January 17, 2013

The WBC Roster

Joe Torres' Team USA roster for the World Baseball Classic was just announced this morning on MLB network and  The other rosters are set to be announced later this afternoon.  Here's the roster:

Joe Mauer C/1B
J.P. Arencibia C
Jonathan Lucroy C
Mark Teixeira 1B
Brandon Phillips 2B
Jimmy Rollins SS
David Wright 3B
Ben Zobrist UT
Willie Bloomquist UT

Ryan Braun OF
Adam Jones OF
Giancarlo Stanton OF
Shane Victorino OF

Left Handed Pitching:
Jeremy Affeldt
Tim Collins
Derek Holland
Glen Perkins

Right Handed Pitching:
Heath Bell
Mitchell Boggs
Steve Cishek
R.A. Dickey
Luke Gregerson
Craig Kimbrel
Kris Medlen
Chris Perez
Vinnie Pestano
Ryan Vogelsong

This is going to be a fun team to watch.  Great hitters,Great Defense, and Great pitching.  I'll be especially excited to watch the tournament this year.  This will be a great thing for baseball, as it could hopefully get people around the country to be bigger baseball fans, and ultimately create a larger global fan base, while also getting prospects from new areas of the world in the MLB.  

For all of the Giants fans out there, this is also a good thing for the team going into spring.   With Affeldt and Vogelsong being seasoned veterans, they already know what they need to do to get ready for a new season.  I think it will be good for them to be pitching meaningful innings, AND it will also open up a rotation spot, possibly for a prospect to get some good innings in in the spring.  It also will open up a bullpen spot for all of the people competing for a spot next year, which we will have a lot of them.  

All in all, this is great for baseball, and I will be really excited to see how this team does, and how the tournament grows.


  1. I personally would like to see the players with their teams playing together. Maybe I just don't like change but they should be with their teams working on teamwork. Just my opinion.

    1. I see what you mean by that. One of the biggest parts of spring is getting comfortable with each other, and building comradery. While it would be ideal to ave them all together, here are two benefits that I think the Giants have over other teams;

      1. They have the same core players as last year, and know each other pretty well to start with

      2. The Giants on the WBC are people that have been to spring many times and know how to get themselves ready for the season.

      The players will also be there for the end of spring training, and possibly more if they don't win. It definitely would be better of they were all together though

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