DR is not going to win because ARod is now on the team.
I was really skeptic on US's chances to win this thing but when A-Rod opted to play for the DR i started to believe in it. I hope they get Jake Peavy as he is being rumored to take part on it.
Oh damn, PR is stacked this year.
C (best country in producing catchers)
Projected line up
I just saw the provisional roster for the Dominican team and I gotta say that DR's got the best infield on paper.
3B- Alex Rodriguez
3B- Aramis Ramirez
SS- Hanley Ramirez
SS- Jose Reyes
2B- Placido Polanco
1B- Albert Pujols
I would say the weak spot is in the catcher position (Not listing names). The pitching is good, and so is the outfield.
OF- Alfonso Soriano
OF- Vladamir Guerrero
SP- Ervin Santana
SP- Francisco Liriano
RP- Rafael Perez
CP- Francisco Cordero
Overall the Domincan team is great offensively, but it's gonna have to be the pitching and defense that brings DR the title. GO DR!!!
Venezuela is pretty nasty tho, have you seen their pitching? They have enough offense also.
My top 5 are
On the fence
I like the underdogs =)
The Angels are not going to let Vlad play for DR. That's a pitty he really wanted to be part of his countries team. The Angels also denied Napoli to join Italy.
The Angels = MLB Nazies
A-Rod can be the best player but it takes a team to win a championship, this isn't wrestling.
Damn, I can't believe DR lost to the Netherlands! Thats pretty embarrissing especially when the only player I know on their team is Sidney Ponson(Who Sucks) and DR is stacked with allstars. DR needs to beat Panama today if they want to keep on playing.
yea....DR is back to their regular form.
The biggest threats right now are
Japan and Korea...even tho Japan is a bigger threat out of this pool who can easily take down USA with their fundamentals, speed and pitching.
Australia dropped 17 runs on Mexico...so they're a mystery.
Cuba is the powerhouse here.
USA easily got this...Venezuela will defeat Italy/Canada, not enough pitching to survive unless Felix comes back in Pool 2
PR and DR by far.
PR should easily take Netherlands and meet DR in the final showdown of pool D.
Mexico or Australia
Pool winning game should be Japan vs Cuba again
Wouldn't be suprised to see a USA vs PR game.
Its tough to predict, a lot of the teams look good so far.
Damn, DR gets defeated twice and eliminated by the Netherlands! This is very upsetting. I would have loved to watch PR vs. DR.
eh, DR just flunked it completely.
I'm rooting for Venezuela, Netherlands, Japan, and PR.