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    I don't know about anyone else, but I'm pretty excited about the World Baseball Classic! I'm going for the Dominican team to take the title this time! Who do you guys got?

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    DR is not going to win because ARod is now on the team.

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    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.

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    Oh damn, PR is stacked this year.

    Starters

    Javier Vasquez
    Jonathan Sanchez
    Ian Snell
    Joel Pineiro


    Bull pen
    Pedro Feliciano
    Fernando Cabrera
    Saul Rivera
    Javier Lopez
    Kiko Calero
    J.C. Romero


    C (best country in producing catchers)
    Geovany Soto
    Bengie Molina
    Yadier Molina
    Pudge Rodriguez
    Javier Valentin

    1B
    Carlos Delgado


    2B
    Alex Cora
    Ramon Vasquez

    3B
    Mike Lowell
    Jose Valentin

    SS
    Mike Aviles
    Felipe Lopez

    LF
    Lou Montanez

    CF
    Carlos Beltran
    Bernie Williams


    RF
    Alex Rios
    Hiram Bocachica


    Projected line up

    Cora
    Aviles
    Beltran
    Rios
    Delgado
    Soto
    Lowell
    Montanez
    Pitcher



    Damn.

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    Default Dominican Team

    I just saw the provisional roster for the Dominican team and I gotta say that DR's got the best infield on paper.

    Notable Infielders


    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.

    Notable Outfielders

    OF- Alfonso Soriano
    OF- Vladamir Guerrero

    Notable Pitchers

    SP- Ervin Santana
    SP-Edison Volquez
    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!!!

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    Originally Posted by KnickfaninMA
    I don't know about anyone else, but I'm pretty excited about the World Baseball Classic! I'm going for the Dominican team to take the title this time! Who do you guys got?

    Here's the link to the site so you can get updates
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    I expect both PR and DR to make great runs in the tourney, Dont ever count Japan out however, I knew they were going to win last year before it even started. I'm pulling for Italy this year... Although I dont expect much from them. lol

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    Venezuela is pretty nasty tho, have you seen their pitching? They have enough offense also.

    My top 5 are

    Japan
    Cuba
    USA
    DR
    Venezuela

    On the fence
    Puerto Rico

    I like the underdogs =)

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    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

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    Originally Posted by quiggle
    DR is not going to win because ARod is now on the team.
    worst thing i have heard...AROD won't choke for the DR team...if he chokes in under the huge spotlight in NY.

    AROD is the best 3rd baseman any country can have hands down.

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    A-Rod can be the best player but it takes a team to win a championship, this isn't wrestling.

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    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.

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    yea....DR is back to their regular form.

    The biggest threats right now are


    Pool A
    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.

    Pool B
    Australia dropped 17 runs on Mexico...so they're a mystery.
    Cuba is the powerhouse here.

    Pool C
    USA easily got this...Venezuela will defeat Italy/Canada, not enough pitching to survive unless Felix comes back in Pool 2


    Pool D
    PR and DR by far.

    PR should easily take Netherlands and meet DR in the final showdown of pool D.


    Pool 1
    Japan
    Korea
    Cuba
    Mexico or Australia


    Pool winning game should be Japan vs Cuba again

    Pool 2
    USA
    Venezuela
    DR
    PR

    Wouldn't be suprised to see a USA vs PR game.

    Its tough to predict, a lot of the teams look good so far.

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    Damn, DR gets defeated twice and eliminated by the Netherlands! This is very upsetting. I would have loved to watch PR vs. DR.

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    eh, DR just flunked it completely.

    I'm rooting for Venezuela, Netherlands, Japan, and PR.

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