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WBCQ Projected Rosters: Philippines

In every World Baseball Classic Qualifier, a Southeast Asian representative has always had one player with impressive name recognition. In 2013, Thailand featured Johnny Damon. Last time, the Philippines had Chris Aguila and Clay Rapada. This time, the island nation … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: A Sneak Peak into Pakistan’s Official WBCQ Roster

Days after we released guest author Alex Ayala’s roster projection on Pakistan [link], we have been given an exclusive preview into Pakistan Federation Baseball’s (PFB) official World Baseball Classic Qualifier roster. The federation’s official list includes 29 players, of which … Continue reading

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WBCQ Projected Rosters: Panama

Panama lists a total of 57 players on its World Baseball Classic Qualifier ‘dream team’ and, even with three its best-known players declining—Johan Camargo, Jaime Barria, and Dario Agrazal—should have high enough calibre players for a realistic shot at advancing … Continue reading

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WBCQ Projected Rosters: Pakistan

    By Gabriel Fidler and Alex Ayala  [Ed. Note] Pakistan made its global debut in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, the first time any of the players had ever seen a baseball field outside of Asia. Although it was easily … Continue reading

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WBCQ Projected Rosters: Nicaragua

By Alex Ayala [Ed. Note] Our first projected World Baseball Classic Qualifiers roster is for Nicaragua, a team that recently announced its long-list (linked below), which is the master roster submitted to the World Baseball Classic to show the potential … Continue reading

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WBCQ Projected Rosters: Introduction

We are pleased to announce that our newest series will be projected rosters for the each of the 10 nations in the upcoming World Baseball Classic qualifiers. We are very fortunate to have guest author Alex Ayala as the lead … Continue reading

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BREAKING: New WBC Qualifiers Format Suggests Classic Expansion

Qualification for the World Baseball Classic has changed to a new format that seems to indicate an expansion of the main tournament by four more countries. Multiple sources, including one from a European federation, as well as newspapers in Central … Continue reading

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Conlon on Double-A, Team GB, and Thanksgiving Crackers

Were it not for The Troubles, left-handed pitcher P.J. Conlon might be a household name among British and Irish sporting aficionados. Instead, Conlon, who has a standard American accent, is quickly rising the ranks of the Mets’ organisation after growing … Continue reading

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Shawn Green on MLB International and “Creating a Buzz”

HYDE PARK, London – Shawn Green was always known as a player for his relaxed, sunny demeanour, which made him a natural fit with the Dodgers, where he spent his peak seasons after a trade from the Blue Jays. On … Continue reading

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Tromp Represents Next Wave of Aruban Talent

MANCHESTER, N.H. – In the last eight years, the Netherlands’ national baseball team has seen something of a youth movement, with players like Andruw Jones, Gene Kingsale, and Sidney Ponson retiring, and players like Andrelton Simmons and Kenley Jansen become … Continue reading

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