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what would be your starting lineups for the WBC teams?


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taken from this list: http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/wbc/rosters.jsp

USA

1. Johnny Damon CF

2. Derek Jeter SS

3. Adam Dunn LF

4. Barry Bonds DH

5. Lance Berkman RF

6. David Wright 3B

7. Mark Teixeira 1B

8. Chase Utley 2B

9. Jason Varitek C

If A Rod plays for the US, put him at short, move Adam Dunn to second in the order, Bonds third, and put A Rod behind Bonds

Dominican Republic

1. Alfonso SOriano 2B

2. Vladimir Guerrero RF

3. Albert Pujols 1B

4. Manny Ramirez LF

5. David ORtiz DH

6. Miguel Tejada SS

7. Placido Polanco 3B

8. Wily Mo Pena CF

9. Alberto Castillo C

If A Rod plays for the DR, put him at third, bat him third, and move Pujols, Ramirez, Ortiz, and Tejada all down one notch

Puerto Rico

1. Carlos Beltran CF

2. Jose Vidro 2B

3. Carlos Delgado 1B

4. Felipe Lopez SS

5. Ivan Rodriguez C

6. Jose Cruz RF

7. Luis Matos LF

8. Alex Cintron DH

9. Mike Lowell 3B

Venezuela

1. Omar Vizquel SS

2. Carlos Guillen DH

3. Bobby Abreu RF

4. Melvin Mora 3B

5. Edgardo Alfatass 2B

6. Henry Blanco C

7. Miguel Cairo LF

8. Tomas Perez 1B

9. ??? CF

i'll do the rest later

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Oh my bad. I read that he was going to play, but I guess not.

 

Wtf is Al Leiter doing on the team?

 

I thought he was going to play too...when I saw your post, I was thinking "damn, how could i have forgotten Griffey?...then I looked over the roster and noticed he wasn't listed"...

so you aren't the only one

And I doubt Leiter will even get an appearance, I'd say an inning or two at the most

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Dominican Republic

1. Alfonso SOriano 2B

2. Vladimir Guerrero RF

3. A-Rod 3B

4. Albert Pujols 1B

5. Manny Ramirez LF

6. David Ortiz DH

7. Miguel Tejada SS

8. Wily Mo Pena CF

9. Alberto Castillo C

 

 

This seems like the most potent lineup. The Americans have the best pitching and the Dominicans have the best bats.

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For the DR, I'd go with:

 

2B Soriano

3B Rodriguez

1B Pujols

DH Ortiz

RF Guerrero

LF Ramirez

SS Tejada

CF Pe?a

C Castillo (barring someone like Miguel Olivo doesn't show themselves)

 

When Pedro's on the hill, that's going to be an awfully tough team to beat.

 

As far as the US goes, I'd probably do something like

CF Crawford

SS Jeter

1B Lee

LF Bonds

RF Berkman

DH Dunn

3B Jones

C Varitek

2B Utley

 

Ace would be The Rocket.

 

Man, imagine Pedro vs Clemens and those two lineups in a title game. Wow.

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and pitching > hitting

 

 

In a 7 game series, yes. In this format, I am not so sure.

 

the usa will win this thing.

 

pitching always wins in the end, long series or short series.

 

the games will be 6 inning games if that with the fireballers ending games.

 

This isn't a short series event, if I am not mistaken. It's round robin in the first and second rounds and then it's single game elimination for the semifinals and finals. I wouldn't be surprised if the US wins it, but I think DR have to be the favorites.

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and pitching > hitting

 

 

In a 7 game series, yes. In this format, I am not so sure.

 

the usa will win this thing.

 

pitching always wins in the end, long series or short series.

 

the games will be 6 inning games if that with the fireballers ending games.

 

This isn't a short series event, if I am not mistaken. It's round robin in the first and second rounds and then it's single game elimination for the semifinals and finals. I wouldn't be surprised if the US wins it, but I think DR have to be the favorites.

just like in the 2000 olympics with sheets and oswalt anchoring our staff?

 

the USA will be fine. and I'm glad Arod is a piece of trash and wont represent his real country cause if he were on our team we would lose, cause as we know, Arod has never lead a team to a championship of anything signficant.

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That staff didn't face teams with MLB players like the DR and Venezuela have.

 

Plus, if the All-Star games have taught us anything is that in this type of competition hitting > pitching by far.

 

 

a) so what if they didnt face MLB players, the pitching still won out. the pitching will be better than the non fully developed sheets and oswalt of 2000.

 

b) this isnt an all star game

 

besides the USA will have plenty of offensive firepower anyway, so i'm hardly worried about the bats not being able to 'handle' any other nation.

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You know, it's not like the US is going to be up against batting practice machines or minor leaguers. The DR might not have the pitching depth the US has, but they'll still be headed by Pedro who you know is going to pitch balls out for his country. Venezuela will have Johan Santana starting things off (oh man how crazy is that Pedro-Santana game going to be) with KRod waiting in the pen. This will be great baseball all the way around because there are at least four teams that are absolutely stacked.

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That staff didn't face teams with MLB players like the DR and Venezuela have.

 

Plus, if the All-Star games have taught us anything is that in this type of competition hitting > pitching by far.

 

 

a) so what if they didnt face MLB players, the pitching still won out. the pitching will be better than the non fully developed sheets and oswalt of 2000.

 

b) this isnt an all star game

 

besides the USA will have plenty of offensive firepower anyway, so i'm hardly worried about the bats not being able to 'handle' any other nation.

 

Not saying the US won't win, but you sound way too confident. Look at DR's lineup and tell me there's nothing to fear.

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CF Crawford

SS Jeter

1B Lee

LF Bonds

RF Berkman

DH Dunn

3B Jones

C Varitek

2B Utley

Apparently Bonds is only DHing, so just switch Bonds' and Dunn's positions. Another possibility would be Damon in CF batting ninth and Crawford in LF at the leadoff spot.

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