World Baseball Classic

Lot of folks have been talking about World Baseball Classic lately. Heres the latest scoop.


10 March 2013 | 7:06 pm Canada’s Jay Johnson, right, and Mexico’s Eduardo Arredondo fight during the ninth inning of a World Baseball Classic game, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Phoenix.

World Baseball Classic roundup: Slam powers U.S. on WBC undercard

10 March 2013 | 5:11 pm David Wright hit a two-out grand slam in the fifth inning and the United States beat Italy 6-2 Saturday night in the World Baseball Classic . The U.S. (1-1) meets Canada (1-1) in the final game of Pool D play on Sunday with the winner advancing to the second round.

2013 World Baseball Classic : TV schedule and Games for Sunday

10 March 2013 | 2:15 pm Spain at Venezuela 12:30 p.m local, 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico Spain has been a tougher opponent than most people thought they would be in their first time in the tournament, but they have still not yet won a game. Venezuela, on the other hand, proved to be a disappointment in these games. Despite a number of high profile Major League stars, including …

Rangers' Adrian Beltre re-thinking World Baseball Classic: 'My …

10 March 2013 | 4:06 pm Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre said on Sunday that he may not join the Dominican Republic team for the second round of the World Baseball Classic. Beltre withdrew from the first round because of a strained

2013 World Baseball Classic: TV schedule and Games for Sunday …

10 March 2013 | 2:05 pm Three games are on the World Baseball Classic schedule for today. Two teams square off for pride, two battle it out for the top seed and two teams are playing for their WBC lives.

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10 March 2013 | 12:21 pm Team USA needs to beat Canada this afternoon to move on to the second round of the World Baseball Classic.

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9 Responses to World Baseball Classic

  • Vince says:

    What Do Americans Think Of Their Multi-racial Society? Americans easily have the most multi-racial society in the world. Every olympic or international sports event for instance, that I have seen the US compete in, the team was always completely mixed. Watching the world baseball classic for instance, the US has an extremely mixed team. Do you guys take pride in it or what?

  • Carlos says:

    Song Played In World Baseball Classic? There was a song played in last night’s game between the US and Italy, right after David Wright hit the grand slam and they were cutting away to a commercial break. It sounded kinda indie, nothing played on the radio or anything like that.. HELP!!

  • Cody says:

    Why Can’t The USA Do Better In The World Baseball Classic? Right now RA Dickey is embarrassing the whiole country. It kills me to lose to third world countries like Mexico, and it kills me even more that the entire crowd in Phoenix is pulling for said third world country…I want those people out of our country and back where they belong NOW! Tonight’s game would have been an excellent chance to find and deport illegals! As for the game, I just said to hell with it and turned back to my NBA League Pass games. NO ONE beats the US in basketball and baseball should be the same!

    • Curator says:

      Baseball is baseball and any pitcher can have an off day.

      Ask Verlander! You know, the guy that couldn’t beat the Giants second string pitchers in Game One of the 2012 World Series.

      The real embarrassment is people like you that think a dark skin or a foreign accent makes one an “Illegal”

      I’ll sign your deportation papers out of YA Baseball anytime.

  • Shane says:

    What Is The Reward For Winning The World Baseball Classic? Do players get money or is it just an honor to play in the Classic. It’s not the Olympics either so it’s not a huge accomplishment plus the games aren’t even shown on national TV.

  • Friendly1 says:

    Fantasy Baseball Sleepers? Who are the biggest sleepers and when should I draft them?? Are there previously injured players that are going to have good years? Thanks.

    • Curator says:

      I ran out of room so I had to cut out a bunch here are the guys though…

      ABSTRACT: c Salvador Perez, 1B Eric Hosmer, 2B Neil Walker, 3B Will Middlebrooks, SS Jurickson Profar, OF Hunter Pence, OF Carlos Beltran, OF Michael Morse

      I LOVE Salvador Perez (C, Kansas City Royals). He has a really solid contact rate which translates into a .300+ batting average. In fact, he’s currently batting a ridiculous .381 in 22 Spring Training games and has struck out ONCE so far. No, that’s not Spanish for 11. That’s one time he has struck out this Spring so far. The Royals have some serious talent on their field right now and Perez is going to be in prime position for some RBIs (history says around 80) and has the ability to pop around 20 dingers to go with it. Those are Carlos Santana numbers, but with a Joe Mauer BA.
      (ADP: 189)

      On the Royals, Eric Hosmer (1B) had high expectations and sophomore slumped hard (batted .232 in 2012 compared to .293 in 2011 as a rookie). A lot of this had to do with being unlucky. His BABIP for 2011 was .314, but his BABIP for 2012 was a shanty .255, 40 points lower than the league average. He’s due to move towards equilibrium, so he should bat .280+.
      If you thought Perez was having a good Spring Training, Hosmer was batting .391 in 26 games before being called up to Team USA for the World Baseball Classic.
      He is also only 22, so his power should be rising. He’s good for AT LEAST 20 home runs this season and to go with a solid .280. I love him to bounce back in 2013.
      His ADP is still pretty high at 118 and his projected stats are akin to Lance Berkman’s (1B Texas Rangers), but Berkman is going after pick 200. However, I would gladly spend a 10th or 11th round pick on Hosmer.
      (ADP: 118)

      Since I’m apparently just dinking around the infield, I’m going to 2nd base and Neil Walker (Pittsburgh Pirates). 2nd is not an easy position to fill after Brandon Phillips leaves the board in the 4th round (after Cano, Pedroia, and Kinsler). Walker isn’t going to give you anywhere NEAR the output of these guys, but he is capable of putting up 80 RBI and around 14 home runs. His value last year wasn’t fully realized because the Pirates had a power surge and everyone decided to do nothing but hit home runs, so he didn’t get the RBIs he could have (69 compared to 83 in 2011). However, I think the Pirates bats will calm down and Walker will be able to increase his RBIs again. What I really love about him is his average. He has quietly batted for .280+ twice in the last three years and when it dipped, he batted .273. His BABIP has always been above league average and for where he is being drafted, I think he is a superb value at that 2nd/SS position
      (ADP: 132)

      Third base is loaded this year. I am waiting until at least the 8th round to take a 3B man. However, I have my eyes on Will Middlebrooks (Boston Red Sox). He was outstanding in limited plate-appearances in 2012 and has 30 home run potential to go with a decent batting average (batted .288 in 2012, projected at .256 for 2013). I’m a little worried because of the dreaded sophomore slump, but I would still take him based solely on potential, both on the field and as a late draft-pick steal. (ADP: 194)

      At SS, I think Jurickson Profar (SS Texas Rangers AAA) is the prize to take at 200. Everyone expects him to get work in the MLB and to take it by storm. He is the #1 rated prospect by everything ever and hit a home run in his first major league at bat. You’ll have to sit on him for about half a year, but he’s still projected at some pretty good numbers the second half. If you end up not being happy with your starting SS, this might be a late rounder that could help you, especially come playoff time in a tough position to fill.
      (ADP: 215.9)

      If you want me to list some pitchers, let me know.

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