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Cano and Cervelli join Teixeira on World Baseball Classic rosters

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 17, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

I might have overlooked someone, I’ve found only two current Yankees listed on the remaining World Baseball Classic rosters.

Robinson Cano — Dominican Republic
Francisco Cervelli — Italy

There are plenty of former Yankees in the mix. Russell Martin is on the Canadian roster, Melky Cabrera is on the Dominican Republic roster, Jose Molina is on Puerto Rico’s roster and Andruw Jones is on the Netherlands’ roster. Team Mexico has Luis Ayala, Alfredo Aceves, Ramiro Pena and Karim Garcia.

 
 

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37 Responses to “Cano and Cervelli join Teixeira on World Baseball Classic rosters”

  1. PacoDooley January 17th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    The fact that so many players avoid the tournament makes it a lot less interesting to me – a fun idea, but doesn’t really come off as great as it could be.

  2. Ys Guy January 17th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    $200M is ‘pocket change’ now?

  3. Giuseppe Franco January 17th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Repost:

    DONNYBROOK January 17th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Notre Dame is the New York Yankees of college football. Hence the ESPN dog pile.

    ———

    So you’re not so self righteous when a scandal involves your beloved Golden Domers as you are with ballplayers who have allegedly used PEDs?

    Not exactly the dynasty you were predicting a couple of weeks ago before ND was exposed as a fraud in the national championship game and the face of the program now exposed as a fraud as well.

  4. Rich in NJ January 17th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    I’m not really big on any AS game in any sports at any time.

  5. Ys Guy January 17th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    im actually really glad cervelli’s going to be in the wbc b/c it will clear up more playing time for romine early in camp.

  6. Locke January 17th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    If the world baseball classic had higher participation I would absolutely love to watch it. Since only a handful of the elite players participate it isn’t that interesting.

    The US v. Dominican game would be awesome.

  7. Ys Guy January 17th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    the knicks looking like they didnt expect there to be a second half…

  8. Ys Guy January 17th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    dickey, braun, stanton, cano, wright, phillips aren’t as interesting as a regular ST snoozefest?

  9. Ys Guy January 17th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    i guess you’d rather watch jayson nix pinch hit with the game on the line while the yankees starters are out on the golf course?

  10. Duh Innings II January 17th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Great, two players the Yankees must get maximum offensive production out of to make up for the loss of power at C, RF, and possibly DH (Teixiera and Cano) are playing an exhibition series.

    Reply with “So what?” but you’ll be screaming bloody murder if Teixiera and/or Cano get hurt in the WBC.

    Tell me “They could get hurt in spring training” which I’ll reply to with well at least there’s a purpose to ST and you don’t go 110% there to avoid injury. There is no purpose to the WBC in terms of result for the Yankees (all I care about) and you must go 110% in the WBC and that puts you at higher risk of injury than ST.

  11. theREALkevin January 17th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Team USA’s lineup will be good. Braun, Adam Jones, Joe Mauer, Brandon Phillips, Rollins, Stanton, Tex, Victorino, David Wright. That’s strong. Bunch of All-Stars. Their bullpen also looks to be solid as well. If there’s a question it’s the starting pitching.

  12. Ys Guy January 17th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    what if tex or cano got hurt in a yankees ST game?

  13. Ys Guy January 17th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    ST games are boooooooooooooring.

  14. austinmac January 17th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    The best side of the tournament is it lengthens spring training by a week or more which should give the young guys more time to show what they have. I hope I get to see some televised games with Heathcott, Sanchez etc.

  15. Giuseppe Franco January 17th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Talk about a humbling reality check.

    As I read Chad’s list of participants for Team Mexico, I’m thinking to myself “Damn. Karim Garcia? What is he….like 50 yrs old now?”

    No, GF. He’s 37 and still 18 months younger than you.

    SMH.

  16. theREALkevin January 17th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Yeah I’d much rather watch the WBC than ST. Not even close really. If I could see some prospects in ST like Heathcott though, that would up my interest.

  17. theREALkevin January 17th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    GF, LOL. Funny stuff. Would’ve pegged Garcia for at least 40.

  18. Ys Guy January 17th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    thats the best part, imo. the wbc games are much more exciting to watch AND so are the yankees games b/c they young guys are playing much more prominent roles.

  19. Rich in NJ January 17th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    “what if tex or cano got hurt in a yankees ST game?”

    In ST games (notwithstanding whether or not they are enjoyable to watch), players tend to not risk injury by going all out because the game’s outcome doesn’t matter.

    In an exhibition like the WBC, winning matters some, so players are more likely to push themselves before their bodies are ready for that.

  20. Ys Guy January 17th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    i worry about pitchers getting injured, i dont worry about position players. the idea that they can’t get injured playing at 80% may well be misleading.

    im not an mlb executive or a marketer so i don’t know or much care why they play the wbc but as a fan its much better to watch than a ST game.

    and by subbing in younger players, the regular ST games are more interesting to me.

  21. austinmac January 17th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Giuseppe,

    It’s all relative as I await seeing third generations playing soon. Yikes!

  22. Giuseppe Franco January 17th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    theREALkevin January 17th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    GF, LOL. Funny stuff. Would’ve pegged Garcia for at least 40.

    ———

    Me too.

    I didn’t realize Garcia was just a couple of weeks shy of his 27th birthday in the infamous 2003 ALCS that was better known for the crazy fisticuffs until Aaron Boone changed all that with one swing.

  23. chicken little January 17th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Have to give Cervelli credit for being loyal to Italy. I mean he finally has an opportunity to be the everyday catcher with his major competition a player with a comparable skill set and a rookie the club would prefer to send to AAA, and he is willing to miss out on two weeks of spring training to play in the WBC catching non-teammates. I really hope he doesn’t complain if Stewart or Romine beat him out.

  24. Giuseppe Franco January 17th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    austinmac January 17th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Giuseppe,

    It’s all relative as I await seeing third generations playing soon. Yikes!

    ——–

    Speaking of the Boone Family, I have no idea if Bret or Aaron have sons of their own who play baseball, but they could theoretically be the first family with a 4th generation player in the bigs.

    That would be one helluva feat.

  25. kd January 17th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    romine’s got a lot to prove and girardi will be watching him carefully. the extra playing time will definitely benefit him, like it helped cano

  26. Ys Guy January 17th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    cervelli did pretty much the same thing last time. iirc the yankees weren’t too happy about it either. they’re probably not that happy this time either, but it gives romine and stewart more time to work.

  27. jacksquat January 17th, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Not a smart move by Cervelli. He nees to be at spring training working with the pitchers and proving himself. He may be punching his own ticket to Scranton.

  28. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 17th, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Question – those of you who have preliminary predictions for the season. Have you lowered this year’s number because of the current config of the Yanks, the improved look of the Jays, or both? Or other things too?

  29. coney1 January 17th, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Cash: Yankees still shopping
    January, 17, 2013
    Jan 17
    3:06
    PM ET
    By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

    A month from today, Yankees regulars are scheduled to report to spring training in Tampa. And as of now, they still don’t have a right-handed hitting outfielder.

    “I know it’s getting late, but we’re still looking,” GM Brian Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com on Thursday. “We’re open for business, but we’re not going to do something just to do something. If we have to, we’ll go to Tampa with what we’ve got.”

    Right now, that means three left-handed hitters in their starting outfield — Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson and Ichiro Suzuki — and no DHs, with the departures of Raul Ibanez and Andruw Jones.

    And, not a lot of options left.

    The Yankees had expressed an interest in Michael Morse, but never even got a callback from the Washington Nationals. Justin Upton, who is being shopped by the Arizona Diamondbacks, has them on his no-trade list, but according to a source, that is not really an obstacle.

    The real problem is that the Diamondbacks perused the menu of what the Yankees have to offer and saw nothing they wanted.

    ——

    Nice job rebuilding the farm. Can’t land anyone via trade because the teams don’t feel the Yankees have anything of value to offer. I can’t believe a team that charges what they do is content with this roster.

  30. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I don’t believe that report is accurate Coney.

    Especially about not being able to find anything Towers would want.

    I believe it’s bullcrap.

    ;)

  31. blake January 17th, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    “The Yankees had expressed an interest in Michael Morse, but never even got a callback from the Washington Nationals. Justin Upton, who is being shopped by the Arizona Diamondbacks, has them on his no-trade list, but according to a source, that is not really an obstacle.”

    The Yankees actually aren’t on Uptons no trade list anymore Wally…..nice work as usual ya hack

  32. MG January 17th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    The Yankees have a bunch of prospects in the minor leagues, some of whom will probably become solid major league players.

    Some of them probably won’t but why trade a bunch of them for an established major leaguer who isn’t now and will never be a star like Morse, or a guy like Justin Upton who hasn’t really established himself as a perennial All Star?

    The best Yankees trades over the past twenty years have been the Paul O’Neill for Roberto Kelly, the Nick Swisher for Wilson Betemit, etc, etc, etc.

    Has there been a single trade they’ve made in the past 30 years where they have given up prospects and truly made the team better over the long term?

    I’d rather see them play out the next couple of years with a good but aging team that might win than throwing the future away chasing after players. It didn’t work in the ’80′s, 90′s, or 2000′s and won’t work now either.

  33. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Blake-

    A also doubt that one GM would not even be courteous enough to at least return another GM’s call.

    Unless there was bad blood.

    I highly doubt there is any between Rizzo and Cashman.

    ;)

  34. champ809 January 17th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    blake January 17th, 2013 at 4:07 pm
    “If the M’s get the 2011 version of Morse then the trade for the M’s and Jack Z was a steal.”

    And his defense in LF combined with Montero’s might cost them more runs than Morse adds with the bat…..plus they’ll finish in last place either way. The deal just doesn’t make much sense….if they were ready to contend and Zunino was ready then sure…..but neither of those things are really true
    ————————————————————————————

    Who predicted last offseason that the A’s would contend and win 95 games? If the M’s can get a real offense to suport their pitching then they could very easily be a darkhorse team next season.

    What is indisputable is at their peaks Morse is a better player than Jaso and could potentially provide more of an impact than Jaso. Any GM would trade a complimetary player for a potential impact bat especially one who needs to compete now to possibly save his job.

  35. blake January 17th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    2012 WAR

    Jaso : 2.7
    Morse 0.3

  36. blake January 17th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Wally says he has a source in Yanks org that says the Yanks ARE on Uptons no trade

  37. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    new post —->


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