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Postby Yoda » Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:45 am

Wharton93 wrote:It's a whole lot less about taking it seriously and much more about timing of the event and general preparedness.

The top league in Cuba is in mid season at the moment and took a break for the WBC. They are reasonably well prepared.

The Asian teams not only started playing in the WBC sooner (March 3), but also were playing exhibition games back in late February against the defending champs (Chiba Lotte). The Japanese pitchers are well into 100-pitch stamina. In round 1, pitchers were supposed to be limited to 65 pitches. Japan's 3 SPs all went 60+ and averaged 64.33. Peavy threw 27 in the US Opener. Only Clemens went 60+ and he was the last SP to make an appearance in round 1 and had the most time to get ready.

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The USA Manager is not only committed to playing everyone..but is on the record as stating that he will *start everyone at least once as well. It is spring training for these guys. Of the top 50 players in the WBC with most ABs, only 3 are USA whereas there are 8 for DR, 8 for VZ, 8 for Japan, 7 for Cuba and 6 and 5 for everyone else. If you want to win, play the same 8 guys every day and bat Ichiro leadoff...no problem. The USA team, like it or not, has other priorities.

For a lot of MLB players, on all country teams, it seems to be mostly an issue of timing and preparedness. Makes sense given the offseason rust and the timing of this tournament.


If US was serious about this tournament, the players on the roster would have started training earlier and be prepared for the tourney. It is just a poor excuse for US. There is no reason, with the gluttany of talent we have, not to pound teams to oblivion.
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Postby bdrotoronto » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:23 am

Yoda wrote:
Wharton93 wrote:It's a whole lot less about taking it seriously and much more about timing of the event and general preparedness.

The top league in Cuba is in mid season at the moment and took a break for the WBC. They are reasonably well prepared.

The Asian teams not only started playing in the WBC sooner (March 3), but also were playing exhibition games back in late February against the defending champs (Chiba Lotte). The Japanese pitchers are well into 100-pitch stamina. In round 1, pitchers were supposed to be limited to 65 pitches. Japan's 3 SPs all went 60+ and averaged 64.33. Peavy threw 27 in the US Opener. Only Clemens went 60+ and he was the last SP to make an appearance in round 1 and had the most time to get ready.

japan 1
japan 2
japan 3
US 1

The USA Manager is not only committed to playing everyone..but is on the record as stating that he will *start everyone at least once as well. It is spring training for these guys. Of the top 50 players in the WBC with most ABs, only 3 are USA whereas there are 8 for DR, 8 for VZ, 8 for Japan, 7 for Cuba and 6 and 5 for everyone else. If you want to win, play the same 8 guys every day and bat Ichiro leadoff...no problem. The USA team, like it or not, has other priorities.

For a lot of MLB players, on all country teams, it seems to be mostly an issue of timing and preparedness. Makes sense given the offseason rust and the timing of this tournament.


If US was serious about this tournament, the players on the roster would have started training earlier and be prepared for the tourney. It is just a poor excuse for US. There is no reason, with the gluttany of talent we have, not to pound teams to oblivion.

Exactly. With the depth of talent the USA has to draw from, there is no way they should be on the verge of being eliminated from the tournament this early. They have actually not had a really impressive win all tournament. When the manager comes out and says he will start all players, or give them all certain playing time, or whatever, that tells everyone they're treating it like an all-star game rather than like a postseason situation. You watch other teams play in this tournament, and you can see in their eyes and their actions how much this means to them, this is like their World Series, and their fans going crazy reflect it too. And you see guys like Soriano being benched for the guy with the hot bat (P.Polanco). With the US team, you just don't see it really. This lack of passion (or, more fairly, the fact they're not as motivated and passionate about this event as the other teams), is probably the biggest reason they have underachieved. If a couple of other teams started preparing for this event earlier, then that would just be further proof that they care about winning it more, and so good for them for actually getting it done.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:45 am

Perhaps a can of whoop *** will serve to motivate them more next year? :-D
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