The Week in International Baseball (4 February-10 February)

It was a light week for news on international baseball as we hit the final lull before spring training begins. The topics that hit our desk focussed on Great Britain and the Bahamas as we continue to explore the connexion between the two.

Richard Brereton, a member of Great Britain’s Under-23 squad, was tabbed for a weekly award at his university, Emory:

An interesting thread between a coach for Great Britain and Matt Smith, a British baseball writer, discussed the issues surrounding a league like the ABL in Europe (thread).

Polk State entered our news last week when Chavez Fernander was named a top JUCO prospect and, this week, the Bahamas’ and Great Britain’s Chavez Young trained there (with Shameko Smith):

Staying with the Bahamas, we released the second half of our chat with the visionary Todd Isaacs, in which he discusses baseball in his home country and playing for Great Britain:

Previous articles in this series include:
28 January-3 February (link)
21-27 January (link)
14-20 January (link)
7-13 January (link)
1-6 January (link)
22-31 December (link)
15-21 December (link)
8-14 December (link)
1-7 December (link)
15-30 November (link)
1-14 November (link)
15-31 October (link)
1-14 October (link)
Month of September (link)
27 August-2 September (link)
20-26 August (link)

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About Gabriel Fidler

Extra Innings UK covers baseball around the world, focussing on the sport at the national team level, with features on prominent players, scouting reports, and occasional breaking news. We are fully credentialled by MLB and have covered the World Baseball Classic, continental championships, and the U.S. minor leagues.
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