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IDK how you can say that when old Gio reared his head in the playoffs laugh.gif Washington is too good, grabbed Cole right back.
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That WBC usa roster is horrible
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pimp.gif my boy gio gonna be the best pitcher in the NL this year
Eh, won't even be the best pitcher on the team laugh.gif Gio needs to start throwing more strikes, when he's out of the zone it's a struggle watching his starts.
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That WBC usa roster is horrible

Its obviously no where close to as good as it could be, but:

Adam Jones - CF
Brandon Phillips - 2B
Ryan Braun - LF
Giancarlo Stanton - RF
David Wright - 3B
Mark Teixiera - 1B
Joe Mauer - C
Ben Zobrist - DH
Jimmy Rollins - SS

Thats a pretty damn good lineup. Like I said, it clearly is not in the same ballpark as:

Mike Trout - CF
Brandon Phillips - 2B
Ryan Braun - LF
Josh Hamilton - DH
Giancarlo Stanton - RF
Prince Fielder - 1B
David Wright - 3B
Buster Posey - C
Derek Jeter - SS

Clearly the second group defecates all over the first, but the first group is still pretty good.
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Cano is Dominican btw
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Yep. I'm retarded for that one. Fixed. But my point still stands.
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Pitching is horrible tho
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Thread Starter 
And pitching is what cost them in 09 laugh.gif
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It just isn't feasible for teams to willingly allow their best pitchers to play in a tournament meaningless to them. Just as pitchers aren't likely to risk their arms when they have their careers in mind. Even with the restrictions on pitch count, it only takes one throw to cause serious damage.
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Oh I'm not disagreeing with you, I'm just thinking after getting beat down last time out they might have put a little more of a rotation together than dickey, Vogelsong and Holland laugh.gif
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I agree with the risk, but the same applies to all the other players to a certain extent. Plus it's before spring training so it forces them to be ready a month before they're normally ready. If I'm an owner there's no way I want my $20 million dollar pitcher pitching in game that has nothing to do with my team or organization or will benefit me in any way, there's too much risk.
But from a fans standpoint, I would love to see the top of the top battle it out from each country, but that's not happen
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Counting out Vogelsong mean.gif
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He doesn't have the stuff that makes people go. eek.gif

He doesn't have the track record and awards other pitchers do.

He won't fill the seats.

But during the playoffs last year, there wasn't another pitcher on the Giants I wanted on the mound. Dude is a big-game pitcher and can perfom at the highest levels. I think the more he's counted out, the better he pitches.

I am excited to see him pitch. pimp.gif
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I agree that any player who steps on the diamond is at risk for injury, of course. I'm picking on pitchers especially just because of how much money is tied to the best of them and the nature of their work. No one else is asked to torque their arms/shoulders so violently 75-100 times a day. I imagine a pitcher's arm and/or shoulder being injured is a much more stressful situation than an infielder tweaking an ankle or an outfielder straining a hamstring.
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USA bullpen is nice tho

The Dominican infield is just unfair
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Venezuelan team is beastly

Puerto Rico not too bad either


Venezuela over USA in finals
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Cano is Dominican btw

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Yep. I'm retarded for that one. Fixed. But my point still stands.

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If USA makes it to the finals I'd call that a moral victory.
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Yankees re-signed Phil Hughes 1 year deal for $7 million to avoid arbitration. He got a raise of $4 million. 

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I think it's pretty disappointing that more players don't want to go. I don't give a damn about injuries, baseball is America's past time and we can't win this tournament? After losing twice, I was hoping some of the stars would get together and be excited to go, kind of like what happened with the NBA Olympics.

Either way, the offense is looking solid but pitching will be a problem again.
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I think it's pretty disappointing that more players don't want to go. I don't give a damn about injuries, baseball is America's past time and we can't win this tournament? After losing twice, I was hoping some of the stars would get together and be excited to go, kind of like what happened with the NBA Olympics.

Either way, the offense is looking solid but pitching will be a problem again.

You would if it were Parker or Anderson who were out for the year.
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You would if it were Parker or Anderson who were out for the year.

Those same injuries could happen in spring training, games which mean "nothing" also.

I get it. Every fan, franchise, etc. is worried about losing a player. I understand the risk but it's just disappointing to me.
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I agree with you, it's disappointing.
But from a players perspective, playing 6 months straight, 160+ games, that extra fatigue could catch up to you when you need it most in September, especially pitchers.
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I think it's pretty disappointing that more players don't want to go. I don't give a damn about injuries, baseball is America's past time and we can't win this tournament? After losing twice, I was hoping some of the stars would get together and be excited to go, kind of like what happened with the NBA Olympics.

Either way, the offense is looking solid but pitching will be a problem again.

Can't compare this to the Olympics.

Winning a Gold Medal is a big accomplishment, winning the WBC trophy really isn't. It's a tournament that is still in the infant stages, and is still getting it's legs.

Don't blame big leaguers for sitting out.
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But winning the WBC is equivalent to a gold medal now that baseball isn't an Olympic sport.
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Saw a pic yesterday of Roger Bernadina...dude is yoked beyond belief. Son looks like he was playing ball in the late 90's....
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Saw a pic yesterday of Roger Bernadina...dude is yoked beyond belief. Son looks like he was playing ball in the late 90's....
Bernie has all the muscle in the world, he also has too many holes in his swing which is why he's gonna be a career 4th outfielder.
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