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2 years ago  ::  Jan 17, 2013 - 10:10AM #1
CaptainJeter
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Andy is not pitching for the American league in the WBC, Can't say I am not happy. But Tex is.


 


 


source : MLB Network Hot Stove - just announced at 10 am

 


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2 years ago  ::  Jan 17, 2013 - 10:45AM #2
laurenfrances
Posts: 19,751

Teixiera, but not Pettitte, on Team USA roster


Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 17, 2013


Here’s the official Team USA provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic. Despite a previous report, Andy Pettitte is not on the roster. Mark Teixeira is the only Yankees player.



Jeremy Affeldt – San Francisco Giants – LHP
Heath Bell – Arizona Diamondbacks – RHP
Mitchell Boggs – St. Louis Cardinals – RHP
Steve Cishek – Miami Marlins – RHP
Tim Collins – Kansas City Royals – LHP
R.A. Dickey – Toronto Blue Jays – RHP
Luke Gregerson – San Diego Padres – RHP
Derek Holland – Texas Rangers – LHP
Craig Kimbrel – Atlanta Braves – RHP
Ryan Vogelsong – San Francisco Giants – RHP
Kris Medlen – Atlanta Braves – RHP
Chris Perez – Cleveland Indians – RHP
Glen Perkins – Minnesota Twins – LHP
Vinnie Pestano – Cleveland Indians – RHP


J.P. Arencibia – Toronto Blue Jays – C
Jonathan Lucroy – Milwaukee Brewers – C
Joe Mauer – Minnesota Twins – C


Willie Bloomquist – Arizona Diamondbacks – UTL
Brandon Phillips – Cincinnati Reds – 2B
Jimmy Rollins – Philadelphia Phillies – SS
Mark Teixeira – New York Yankees – 1B
David Wright – New York Mets – 3B
Ben Zobrist – Tampa Bay Rays – UTL


Ryan Braun – Milwaukee Brewers – OF
Adam Jones – Baltimore Orioles – OF
Giancarlo Stanton – Miami Marlins – OF
Shane Victorino – Boston Red Sox – OF






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2 years ago  ::  Jan 17, 2013 - 11:11AM #3
laurenfrances
Posts: 19,751

Jan 17, 2013 -- 10:10AM, CaptainJeter wrote:


Andy is not pitching for the American league in the WBC, Can't say I am not happy. But Tex is.


  source : MLB Network Hot Stove - just announced at 10 am




Here's the likely reason why Pettitte is not on the WBC roster, it was in regards to insurance.....


Tournament eligibility is based upon insurance coverage — meaning, a player’s contract would have to be guaranteed in the event of injury while participating in the WBC. Insurers typically shun those older than 38, or ones who suffer from a chronic injury. In all likelihood Pettitte, over the age-threshold, will be deemed uninsurable, which means the Yankees will eventually be able to exhale.


But hold your horses........just in....



Told there's still one spot open on WBC roster for a starting pitcher. It's Pettitte's if he wants it, but hasn't given Torre a yes or no.



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2 years ago  ::  Jan 17, 2013 - 11:20AM #4
laurenfrances
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OF looks good,  but Dream team with Rollins as SS ????


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2 years ago  ::  Jan 17, 2013 - 11:45AM #5
IGotYouBabe
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Props to Mark T. and the others, but that's a second tier-level allstar squad at best. Sad that baseball players are such wussies compared to hockey. Imagine the Olympics or the Canada Cup without the Sid Crosbys, the Gretzkys, the Lemieuxs, etc. Wouldn't ever happen, plus hockey is much more physical and far more risky as far as injuries go.

2 years ago  ::  Jan 17, 2013 - 3:22PM #6
Lola
Posts: 14,443

I think it's the smart thing to do for 40 year old Andy not to pitch in the WBC. He's no kid anymore... it would be horrible for him to suffer another injury in a exhibition game.

2 years ago  ::  Jan 18, 2013 - 9:39AM #7
61in61
Posts: 18,585

Jan 17, 2013 -- 11:45AM, IGotYouBabe wrote:


Props to Mark T. and the others, but that's a second tier-level allstar squad at best. Sad that baseball players are such wussies compared to hockey. Imagine the Olympics or the Canada Cup without the Sid Crosbys, the Gretzkys, the Lemieuxs, etc. Wouldn't ever happen, plus hockey is much more physical and far more risky as far as injuries go.




Comparing the WBC to Olympic hockey is really unfair. A lot of Americans who don't care for hockey will still root for the US in the Olympics. Nobody gives a rat's patootie about the WBC.

2 years ago  ::  Jan 18, 2013 - 10:25AM #8
laurenfrances
Posts: 19,751

Not so fast.....


Pettitte not on WBC roster ... yet

  • Last Updated: 4:38 AM, January 18, 2013

Andy Pettitte, no stranger to indecision, has not committed to pitching for Team USA in this year’s World Baseball Classic.


But he hasn’t withdrawn from consideration, either.


The 16 WBC competitors released their provisional rosters Thursday, and Team USA didn’t include Pettitte’s name on its list of 27 players. Tellingly, the final rosters — due Feb. 20 — allow for 28 players. Team USA, like many of the countries, gave itself some wiggle room.


According to two industry sources, Pettitte — who has contemplated retirement annually since 2006, and who actually retired in 2011 only to return last season — has told Team USA manager Joe Torre he wants to take more time to decide. The Feb. 20 deadline means Pettitte will have about a week to work out in Yankees camp and assess his physical readiness for the tournament before resolving his situation.


The 40-year-old is not the only high-profile pitcher on Team USA’s radar, however. Detroit ace Justin Verlander also has been in touch with Torre about joining the team, and though Torre and Pettitte have a strong relationship from their days together with the Yankees, Verlander would get first dibs on that spot. Like Pettitte, Verlander is interested yet wasn’t comfortable giving a definite yes this early in the process.


The other Yankees participating in the WBC are second baseman Robinson Cano (Dominican Republic), catcher Francisco Cervelli (Italy) and first baseman Mark Teixeira (USA). The only Met competing in the tournament will be third baseman David Wright (USA), though former Met and reigning National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey will be Wright’s teammate once more with Team USA.


Teams continue to have a conflicted relationship with the WBC. They’re in favor of the brand expansion; they just don’t like players, particularly pitchers, leaving their domain to perform somewhere else. Nevertheless, unless a player is coming off a season-ending injury — as is the case with Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, for instance — teams can’t prevent their players from taking part in the event.


Dickey’s fellow Team USA starting pitchers, for now, are Texas’ Derek Holland and San Francisco’s Ryan Vogelsong. Teixeira and Wright will flank Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips and Philadelphia’s Jimmy Rollins in the infield. The outfield will feature Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun, Baltimore’s Adam Jones, Boston’s Shane Victorino and Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton, with Tampa Bay super utility player Ben Zobrist helping all around. Toronto’s J.P. Arencibia and Minnesota’s Joe Mauer will handle the catching duties.


Team Japan, which has won both of the prior WBCs, is notably bereft of star power this time, with not a single current major-league player involved. Japan’s one familiar name is former Mets bust Kazuo Matsuiwho has spent the last two seasons with the Rakuten Golden Eagles.


Other big names committed to the tournament are former Met and current Cardinal Carlos Beltran (Puerto Rico), reigning AL MVP Miguel Cabrera of Detroit (Venezuela), Seattle ace Felix Hernandez (Venezuela), former Met and current Blue Jay Jose Reyes (Dominican Republic) and former Met and current free agent Francisco Rodriguez (Venezuela).


* As expected, the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez was discharged Thursday from the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan after undergoing left hip surgery on Wednesday. Rodriguez immediately will begin a rehabilitation program with Dr. Bryan Kelly, who performed the procedure.


* The Yankees are hopeful the third baseman-designated hitter will be able to return to action sometime around the All-Star break.


* The Yankees and reliever Joba Chamberlain agreed on a one-year, $1.875-million contract for 2013, avoiding arbitration. The deal also includes $275,000 in incentives for games finished. Chamberlain, who will be eligible for free agency next winter, gets a $200,000 raise, though the contract is non-guaranteed. The 27-year-old missed most of the 2012 season rehabilitating from Tommy John surgery and returned to post a 4.35 ERA in 22 appearances, striking out 22 and walking six in 20 2/3 innings.


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2 years ago  ::  Jan 19, 2013 - 4:42PM #9
GottaGoToMo
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I hope Andy doesn't play ... don't want to lose him to injury for an exhibition game that means nothing to our Yankees.

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