Xander Bogaerts, Jonathan Schoop Highlight Dutch WC Roster
The Netherlands and Germany announced their World Cup rosters over the weekend, and if everyone shows up, these should be the most talented Eurorpean lineups scouts would see in international [...]
U.S., Cuba May Get One More Rematch
There's a World Cup going on? Really? It's hard to tell in the United States these days, but the world's largest international baseball tournament is winding down in Europe, and the U.S. is the leader in the clubhouse. The 2009 World Cup has spanned seven nations—they played first-round games in baseball hotbeds such as Croatia, the Czech Republic and Sweden—and nearly three weeks. It's not quite the soccer World Cup, and it's not even the World Baseball Classic, but it is a 22-nation event that has involved 100 players from major league organizations, not to mention Cuba's top-level national team.
Puerto Rico Hands Cuba First Loss; U.S. Rained Out
Puerto Rico ended Cuba’s unbeaten run at the World Cup, leaving the Netherlands as the lone unbeaten team in the tournament. Friday’s highlights, which do not include a game for [...]
Alvarez Sets Team USA Record With Homer Trio; Tosoni Leads Canada
Team USA continued its power trip in the World Cup, and Pedro Alvarez (Pirates) took the baton from Justin Smoak (Rangers) to carry the load this time. Alvarez hit three of Team [...]