2017 World Baseball Classic

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  1. samtaylor

    samtaylor Member

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    March 6th-22nd

    Full Schedule: https://www.worldbaseballclassic.com/schedule/

    Current Astros on rosters:

    Alex Bregman (USA)
    Luke Gregerson (USA)
    Carlos Correa (Puerto Rico)
    Carlos Beltran (Puerto Rico)
    Jose Altuve (Venezuela)
    Kevin Chapman (Canada)
    Nori Aoki (Japan)
    Dayan Diaz (Colombia)

    Most games televised on MLB Network/ESPN Deportes

    On Friday March 10th, USA plays Colombia at 5pm CT and Venezuela (Altuve) plays Puerto Rico(Correa/Beltran) at 8pm CT.
     
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  2. Buck Turgidson

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    Bummer that Otani hurt his ankle and won't be playing, I was really looking forward to seeing him against MLB talent.

    Also, offseason minor league FA signee Dayan Diaz will be pitching for Colombia.
     
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    Go Korea! Surprised only one of the MLB guys joined the team. They always put up a fight. Also this must be the most loaded USA team ever for the WBC.
     
  4. Buck Turgidson

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    Did Hank Conger not get invited?
     
  5. kevC

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    They play a lot of small ball at the WBC. Need a catcher who can throw people out.
     
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  6. Beavis Stiffler

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    I like that they added a playoff tiebreaker in case if there are 2 teams with the same record. It's better than what they used in the past like "best runs per game average" or whatever tie-breaking scenerios they had before.

    I also wish MMP would host some of these games. I think we could get half the capacity if its either USA or Mexico playing here.
     
  7. bigtexxx

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    I'm a little concerned about team USAs starting rotation. Far from our best guys.
     
  8. JoeyTexas254

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    excited to see Bregman play !!
     
  9. Beavis Stiffler

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    Battle of the Astros tonight.

    Venezuela (Altuve) vs. Puerto Rico (Correa and Beltran)

    It's on the MLB Network after the USA-Colombia game.
     
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    Correa just crushed one nearly to dead center. Had to be at least 430 feet.
     
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  12. HookemHorns1250

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    Just saw the replay of that home run. My word I can't wait 'till April.
     
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    Hustle Town Contributing Member

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    And two solid defensive plays (at 3B):
     
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  14. Buck Turgidson

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    This is *very important*

    Keep us posted.
     
  15. bigtexxx

    bigtexxx Contributing Member

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    Protip - your posts at 2 in the morning typically aren't your best.

    Imagine a rotation with Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, Jake Arrieta, and Cory Kluber.
     
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    Correa looks like a natural at 3B.

    Good GOD he knocks it 430 feet from his shins. We are not worthy:

     
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  17. samtaylor

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    Puerto Rico is fun to watch
     
  18. Buck Turgidson

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    Yet yours are terrible 24/7. That's talent.

    But yes, I'm aware. Insomnia/irregular sleep schedule sucks.
     
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  19. JonRetro

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    Big game right now vs DR. Hoping we can put some runs early vs Volquez. I remember the stros putting a ton of runs on him last season in KC.
     
  20. bigtexxx

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    Stroman looked amazing out there. So much swagger. Roark, on the other hand, can't get his curveball working which has been a real problem.

    USA up 5-2 in the 7th
     
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