Spain Sets Up Showdown With Israel, Crushes France 8-0
By Walter Villa JUPITER, Fla.—The co-favorites at this week’s World Baseball Classic qualifier at Roger Dean Stadium—the ones with rosters loaded with imports—are set for a showdown on Friday afternoon. [...]
Israel Opens WBC Qualifier With 7-3 Victory Over South Africa
By Walter Villa JUPITER, Fla.—Israel made its World Baseball Classic debut Wednesday night with a 7-3 victory over South Africa, giving fans back home and Jewish people everywhere something additional [...]
Vets Highlight Canadian World Baseball Classic Qualifier Roster
A loss to Italy at Rogers Centre back in 2009 doomed Canada to a winless World Baseball Classic finish, and the Canadians find themselves as one of 16 teams having [...]
Michael Roth, Ricky Oropesa Among Prospects Playing In World Baseball Classic Qualifiers
Michael Roth threw 89 pitches and six strong innings on Feb. 17 to beat VMI in South Carolina's season-opener. A full seven months and likely more than 160 innings later, [...]
WBC Top 10 Prospects
For one weekend in March, scouts could sit in one place and watch prospects come to them. When South Korea, Japan and Cuba gathered to play the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, it was a virtual all-you-can-scout buffet of top talents.
WBC Should Shift To Summer
As the WBC gets ready to fire up, some people are talking, but more would be if the event wrapped up in the summer, rather than during March Madness.
Korea Crushes Venezuela, 10-2, to Advance to WBC Finals
LOS ANGELES—We’re all familiar with the term “winning ugly.” Tonight, Venezuela mastered the art of losing ugly. Venezuela dug itself a massive early hole that it could not crawl up [...]
Injuries More Pressing For Team USA Than Loss To Venezuela
By Juan C. Rodriguez MIAMI SPRINGS—Their World Baseball Classic semifinal spots already secured, Venezuela and the United States played what amounted to a tune-up on a rainy South Florida Wednesday [...]