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Postby swingaway » Wed May 11, 2005 8:14 am

i just thought of something else which team would players like manny play for? Didn't he get us citizen ship not to long ago or was that some other player :-?
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed May 11, 2005 8:26 am

benjapage wrote:gagne's canadian, bro.

c - pudge (puerto rico is an american colony, yes?)
1b - d.lee (because defense will also matter)
2b - kent
3b - blalock
ss - a-rod (because that's where he belongs)
of - crawford, beltran (another puerto rican!), sheff

i'll hit the pitchers later.

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I heard that Puerto Rico was going to field their own team just like they do for the Olympics.
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Postby reznorsboy » Wed May 11, 2005 9:11 am

My money is on Canada!! Coached by Ferguson Jenkins. Pitching coach Paul Spoljaric

Batters: Jason Bay, Larry Walker, Corey Koskie, Matt Stairs, Stubby Clapp



Pitchers: Ryan Dempster, Rheal Cormier, Rich Harden, Paul Quantrill, Jason Dickson, Eric Gagne

Yeah baby we are gonna take it all ;-D
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Postby benjapage » Wed May 11, 2005 9:16 am

well, that stinks. they're american. why would they field their own olympic team. maybe ohio should field their own olympic team. dang.

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Postby Lime » Wed May 11, 2005 12:01 pm

reznorsboy wrote:My money is on Canada!! Coached by Ferguson Jenkins. Pitching coach Paul Spoljaric

Batters: Jason Bay, Larry Walker, Corey Koskie, Matt Stairs, Stubby Clapp

Pitchers: Ryan Dempster, Rheal Cormier, Rich Harden, Paul Quantrill, Jason Dickson, Eric Gagne


Forgot:
Justin Morneau
Erik Bedard
Jeff Francis
Pete Orr
Chris Reitsma
Jesse Crain? (Toronto born, but I think he considers himself American)
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Postby Tavish » Wed May 11, 2005 12:08 pm

agchris02 wrote:Can you imagine major leaguers under olympic rules?


It will not happen for a very long time (if ever). Especially not right now, there is no way the MLB would subject their players to the Olympic drug testing policy.
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Postby josebach » Wed May 11, 2005 12:34 pm

Do the MLB player contracts even allow them to play for another team? I would seriously doubt it. What if they got hurt playing in the World Cup? Not only that, but if they have a World Cup, it's going to take place during summer. MLB clubs aren't going to pay their players to play for another team during the season.
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Postby rich101682 » Wed May 11, 2005 12:35 pm

Dominican: Can you imagine the team they could have?

1B: Pujols
2B: Soriano
3B: A. Ramirez
SS: Tejada
OF: Sosa
OF: Vlad
OF: Jose Guillen
DH: David Ortiz

SP: Pedro
SP: Colon
SP: Freddy Garcia
SP: Odalis Perez
SP: Jose Lima
RP: Yhency Brazoban
RP: Francisco Cordero
RP: Juan Cruz
RP: Marte
RP: Mesa
RP: Mota
CL: Dotel

And that doesn't even count Luis Castillo, Juan Encarnacion, Pedro Feliz, Julio Franco, Rafael Furcal, Jose Reyes, Rafael Soriano, or Julian Tavarez.


Who would be the catcher?
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Postby agchris02 » Wed May 11, 2005 1:43 pm

I realize it would take a HUGE effort by the MLB to get their players in the olympics, not the least of which is subjecting them to Olympic drug testing (though I think thats the direction MLB is eventually headed, theyre just being #()*&$# retarded and whiny babies), but it would still be great to watch those teams compete against each other. (And yes puerto rico would field its own team) -- as to dual citizenship players who reside in the US, they get to chose, just like they do in hockey, basketball, or any other sport. You can represent any country you have citizenship in or have resided in for a certain number of years (dont know it off the top of my head)

American lineup: (starter / backup)

C - Piazza / Mauer
1b - Helton / Texeria
2b - Kent / Giles
3b - Arod / Blalock
SS - M Young / D Jeter
OF - Sheffield, Damon, C Crawford
Bench - Rolen, Berkman, Dunn, Giles
SP - Schimdt, Sheets, Oswalt, Clemens, RJ, Schilling, Peavy,
RP - Lidge, Nathan, Foulke, Wagner

DR Lineup
C - ?
1b - Pujols / Ortiz
2b - Soriano / L Castillo
3b - Feliz
SS - Tejada / Furcal
OF - Vlad, Manny, Sosa
Bench - Guillen
SP - Pedro, Colon, Od Perez,
RP - F Cordero, O Dotel, Y Brazoban, A Benetiz, G Mota, J Mesa, (do they even need a starter??)

Venezuala:
C - V-Mart / R Hernandez
1b - E Perez?
2b - Rivas / Izturis
3b - M Mora / E Alfonzo
SS - O Infante / A Gonzalez
OF - Abreu, M-Cab, M Ordonez
bench - E Chavez, C Guillen, R Hildago
SP - J Santana, F Garcia, C Zambrano, G Chacin, C Silva
RP - F Rodriguez, U Urbina, J Julio, J Rincon


These are all pretty nast, particularly the Venzualian staff -- this would just be great all around :)
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Postby hybrid » Wed May 11, 2005 1:47 pm

agchris02 wrote:SP - J Santana, F Garcia, C Zambrano, G Chacin, C Silva


These are all pretty nast, particularly the Venzualian staff -- this would just be great all around :)


Take off Silva and put Felix Hernandez and it's better. ;-D
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