2017 World Baseball Classic

WBC_2017_guide

 

Overview
Rosters
Favorites
Schedule
Odds
Recipes
Links

 

 

 Overview

The best baseball nations in the world will once again come together to battle it out for supremacy in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. This fourth iteration of the event will take place over the course of 16 days from March 6 to 22. Of the 16 teams in the event, 14 will be making their fourth appearance while Colombia and Israel will be making their WBC debut.

While some fans bemoan the fact that the tournament cuts into spring training, there’s no denying that the action on the field is both exciting and entertaining. That’s especially true as teams advance into the later rounds, consummating with the Championship Round at Dodger Stadium, which begins on March 20.

The 2017 World Baseball Classic is just around the bend, and now MLB has released the full schedule for the tournament, which begins on March 6, 2017. Each of the four first-round pools includes four teams. Of those teams, two from each pool advance to a one of two second-round pools. Two teams from each second-round pool will advance to the single-elimination finals round, which gets underway on March 20 at Dodger Stadium. The first two rounds are played under a round-robin format with one-game tiebreakers if necessary.

As for the U.S. team, they’ll play in the Miami first-round pool, and they’ll be competing against Colombia, Canada, and defending WBC champion Dominican Republic.

MLB Network is the exclusive English-language network and ESPN Deportes is the exclusive Spanish-language network of the World Baseball Classic. Each will air all games of the 2017 WBC in the United States.

 

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 Rosters

The rosters were announced on Wednesday 2/8, and as you’re about to see superstars abound. Let’s start with the heavyweights, followed by an alphabetical listing of MLB Major and Minor league players for each squad…

 

 

USA

 

 

CUBA

 

 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

 

 

VENEZUELA

 

 

JAPAN

 

 

PUERTO RICO

 

 

CANADA

 

 

MEXICO

 

 

COLOMBIA

 

 

AUSTRALIA

 

 

ITALY

 

 

Major League Baseball Players

(& minor leaguers)

 

AUSTRALIA

Travis Blackley, P, Tigers (minors)
Allan de San Miguel, C, Royals (minors)
Liam Hendriks, P, Athletics
Steve Kent, P, Braves (minors)
Daniel McGrath, P, Red Sox (minors)
Robbie Perkins, C, Rockies (minors)
Warwick Saupold, P, Tigers (minors)
Aaron Whitefield, OF, Twins (minors)

 

CANADA

Andrew Albers, P, Braves (minors)
John Axford, P, Athletics
Shane Dawson, P, Blue Jays (minors)
Kellin Deglan, C, Yankees (minors)
Freddie Freeman, INF, Braves
Jim Henderson, P, Cubs (minors)
Russell Martin, INF, Blue Jays
Dustin Molleken, P, Tigers (minors)
Justin Morneau, INF, free agent
Josh Naylor, INF, Padres (minors)
Tyler O’Neill, OF, Mariners (minors)
Nick Pivetta, P, Phillies (minors)
Dalton Pompey, OF, Blue Jays
Jamie Romak, INF, Padres (minors)
Michael Saunders, OF, Phillies
Eric Wood, INF, Pirates (minors)

 

CHINA

Xu Guiyuan, OF, Orioles (minors)

 

CHINESE TAIPEI

Shao-Ching Chiang, P, Indians (minors)

 

COLOMBIA

Jorge Alfaro, C, Phillies (minors)
Yhonathan Barrios, P, Brewers (minors)
Nabil Crismatt, P, Mets (minors)
William Cuevas, P, Tigers (minors)
Carlos Diaz, P, Giants (minors)
Dayan Diaz, P, Astros (minors)
Kevin Escorcia, P, Royals (minors)
Tayron Guerrero, P, Marlins (minors)
Dilson Herrera, INF, Reds
Yeizer Marrugo, P, Orioles (minors)
Greg Nappo, P, Marlins (minors)
Dewin Perez, P, Yankees (minors)
Tito Polo, OF, Yankees (minors)
Jose Quintana, P, White Sox
Harold Ramirez, OF, Blue Jays (minors)
Mauricio Ramos, INF, Royals (minors)
Reynaldo Rodriguez, INF, Twins (minors)
Adrian Sanchez, INF, Nationals (minors)
Donovan Solano, INF, Yankees (minors)
Jhonatan Solano, C, Nationals (minors)
Julio Teheran, P, Braves
Giovanny Urshela, INF, Indians (minors)
Carlos Vidal, OF, Yankees (minors)

 

CUBA

None

 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Jose Bautista, OF, Blue Jays
Adrian Beltre, INF, Rangers
Dellin Betances, P, Yankees
Robinson Cano, INF, Mariners
Alex Colome, P, Rays
Nelson Cruz, OF, Mariners
Manny Machado, INF, Orioles
Starling Marte, OF, Pirates
Carlos Martinez, P, Cardinals
Nomar Mazara, OF, Rangers
Marcell Ozuna, OF, Marlins
Gregory Polanco, OF, Pirates
Alex Reyes, P, Cardinals
Jose Reyes, INF, Mets

 

ISRAEL

Corey Baker, P, Cardinals (minors)
Scott Burcham, INF, Rockies (minors)
Gabe Cramer, P, Royals (minors)
Ike Davis, INF, free agent
Cody Decker, OF, Brewers (minors)
Sam Fuld, OF, free agent
Jake Kalish, P, Royals (minors)
Alex Katz, P, White Sox (minors)
Ty Kelly, INF, Mets
Dean Kremer, P, Dodgers (minors)
Tyler Krieger, INF, Indians (minors)
Ryan Lavarnway, C, Athletics (minors)
R.C. Orlan, P, Nationals (minors)
Nick Rickles, C, Nationals (minors)
Danny Valencia, INF, Mariners
Joey Wagman, P, Athletics (minors)

 

ITALY

Dan Altavilla, P, Mariners
Drew Butera, C, Royals
Francisco Cervelli, C, Pirates
Chris Colabello, 1B, Indians (minors)
Daniel Descalso, INF, free agent
Nick Fanti, P, Phillies (minors)
Johnny Giavotella, INF, free agent
Brandon Nimmo, OF, Mets
Pat Venditte, P, Mariners (minors)

 

JAPAN

Nori Aoiki, OF, Astros

 

MEXICO

Xorge Carrillo, C, Mets
Khris Davis, OF, Athletics
Jaime Garcia, P, Braves
Danny Espinosa, INF, Angels
Adrian Gonzalez, INF, Dodgers
Miguel Gonzalez, P, White Sox
Roberto Osuna, P, Blue Jays
Oliver Perez, P, Nationals
Sergio Romo, P, free agent
Fernando Salas, P, free agent
Joakim Soria, P, Royals
Carlos Torres, P, Brewers

 

NETHERLANDS

Xander Bogaerts, INF, Red Sox
Didi Gregorius, INF, Yankees
Spencer Kieboom, C, Nationals (minors)
Juremi Profar, INF, Rangers (minors)
Jurickson Profar, INF, Rangers
Jonathan Schoop, INF, Orioles
Andrelton Simmons, INF, Angels

 

PUERTO RICO

Javier Baez, INF, Cubs
Carlos Beltran, OF, Astros
Alex Claudio, P, Rangers
Joseph Colon, P, Indians (minors)
Carlos Correa, INF, Astros
Edwin Diaz, P, Mariners
Francisco Lindor, INF, Indians
Seth Lugo, P, Mets
Joe Jimenez, P, Tigers (minors)
Yadier Molina, C, Cardinals
T.J. Rivera, INF, Mets
Eddie Rosario, OF, Twins
Hector Santiago, P, Twins
Giovanni Soto, P, White Sox

 

SOUTH KOREA

Seung-Hwan Oh, P, Cardinals

 

UNITED STATES

Chris Archer, P, Rays
Nolan Arenado, INF, Rockies
Alex Bregman, INF, Astros
Matt Carpenter, INF, Cardinals
Brandon Crawford, INF, Giants
Danny Duffy, P, Royals
Sam Dyson, P, Rangers
Mychal Givens, P, Orioles
Paul Goldschmidt, INF, Diamondbacks
Luke Gregerson, P, Astros
Eric Hosmer, INF, Royals
Adam Jones, OF, Orioles
Ian Kinsler, INF, Tigers
Jonathan Lucroy, C, Rangers
Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pirates
Jake McGee, P, Rockies
Andrew Miller, P, Indians
Daniel Murphy, INF, Nationals
Buster Posey, C, Giants
Tanner Roark, P, Nationals
Marcus Stroman, P, Blue Jays
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Marlins
Christian Yelich, OF, Marlins

 

VENEZUELA

Jose Altuve, INF, Astros
Asdrubal Cabrera, INF, Mets
Miguel Cabrera, INF, Tigers
Jhoulys Chacin, P, Padres
Alcides Escobar, INF, Royals
Jeanmar Gomez, P, Phillies
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, Rockies
Felix Hernandez, P, Mariners
Odubel Herrera, OF, Phillies
Ender Inciarte, OF, Braves
Sandy Leon, C, Red Sox
Victor Martinez, INF, Tigers
Rougned Odor, INF, Rangers
Martin Perez, P, Rangers
Salvador Perez, C, Royals
Martin Prado, INF, Marlins
Francisco Rodriguez, P, Tigers
Bruce Rondon, P, Tigers

 

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 Favorites

The finalized rosters have been announced for the 16 teams who’ve qualified tournament pool play for 2017. Lets take a look at the favorites — and some dark horses

 

FAVORITE: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Robinson Cano will look to repeat his MVP performance in the 2013 WBC.

Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz told Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times back in September that they’d be back in the WBC to help the Dominican Republic defend its 2013 gold medal. “It was like a dream,” Cruz said of their run to a tournament title. “We won every single game. We had fun. It was a blast.”

He’ll be joined in the Dominican outfield by Pittsburgh’s Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco, while Cano, the MVP of the 2013 international extravaganza, will play alongside Baltimore’s Manny Machado and Texas’ Adrian Beltre in the infield.

Cleveland’s Edwin Encarnacion won’t be rounding things out around the diamond, however, announcing at his introductory press conference with the Indians that he planned on skipping the WBC, per WKYC.com’s Matthew Florjancic.

Even without Encarnacion in the mix, that kind of offensive firepower should make things easier for St. Louis’ Alex Reyes and the rest of the team’s yet-to-be-revealed starting rotation. Two of the game’s best relievers, New York’s Dellin Betances and Tampa Bay’s Alex Colome, will be waiting in the bullpen.

If the pitching can keep things close, the Dominican Republic has an excellent chance to win its second straight WBC crown.

 

 

FAVORITE: JAPAN

Fans will finally get to see what makes Shohei Otani such a special player.

Winners of the first two installments of the WBC (2006, 2009) and the only team that has medaled in all three editions of the tournament, the Japanese will be looking to improve upon its bronze medal finish in 2013.

“For Samurai Japan, the goal is to put together the strongest team possible and recapture the title,” NPB commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki said last month, per Jason Coskrey of the Japan Times.

While Houston’s Norichika Aoki is the only current MLB player to have so far committed to playing, the best non-MLB affiliated talent on the planet, Shohei Otani, a 22-year-old dual-threat as a pitcher and a hitter, leads a deep roster that features many players with previous WBC experience.

Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma, Los Angeles’ Kenta Maeda, and New York’s Masahiro Tanaka are among the current big leaguers who could join Aoki in the tournament. Adding any of them to Japan’s rotation would only improve their odds of winning their third gold medal.

 

 

FAVORITE: PUERTO RICO

Carlos Beltran will look to win gold in what figures to be his final WBC appearance.

Four years ago, the Dominican Republic silenced Puerto Rico’s bats in the championship game, holding the team to three hits in a 3-0 loss. Finding offense shouldn’t be difficult this time around, with Javier Baez, Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor all set to make their respective WBC debuts.

Where will they all play? Manager Edwin Rodriguez wouldn’t commit when asked. “They’re going to be all over the place,” Rodriguez recently told MLB.com’s Austin Laymance. “They all have to be playing everywhere. They know that. We know that. Any [of them] can start at shortstop.”

Neither Carlos Beltran nor Yadier Molina can start at shortstop, but the veteran duo will provide the club with much-needed leadership and tournament experience.

On the mound, New York’s Seth Lugo and Minnesota’s Hector Santiago are two of the team’s known starters, while a trio of young relievers—Texas’ Alex Claudio, Seattle’s Edwin Diaz and Detroit prospect Joe Jimenez—give the club a potentially dynamic three-headed monster to deploy late in games.

That said, Puerto Rico’s success will hinge on just how productive its star-studded lineup is. With the names we know, it’s not hard to envision another trip to the tournament’s final game.

 

 

FAVORITE: UNITED STATES

Adam Jones will be looking to improve upon a .467 OPS in the 2013 WBC.

It’s inconceivable that the United States has yet to medal at the World Baseball Classic, but the facts are indisputable: Team USA has only made it to the semifinals of the tournament once, back in 2009, when it was eliminated by eventual champion Japan.

So how can we call Team USA one of the favorites in 2017? Good luck trying to find a hole on the roster.

Perennial All-Stars such as Colorado’s Nolan Arenado, Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt, Detroit’s Ian Kinsler, Washington’s Daniel Murphy are among the eight infielders on Team USA’s roster, while Baltimore’s Adam Jones, Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen and Miami’s Christian Yelich will be roaming the outfield.

Tampa Bay’s Chris Archer, Washington’s Tanner Roark and Toronto’s Marcus Stroman give Team USA a trio of excellent starters, with Baltimore’s Mychal Givens, Houston’s Luke Gregerson and Cleveland’s Andrew Miller ready to take the ball when needed out of the bullpen.

They’ll be throwing to the duo of Jonathan Lucroy and Buster Posey, arguably the two best catchers in the world.

Washington’s Max Scherzer was originally slated to be part of the rotation, but a stress fracture in a knuckle on his right hand will keep him out of action. Speculation has surrounded Los Angeles’ Clayton Kershaw and Boston’s David Price as potential replacements.

Games aren’t won on paper. All these big names mean nothing if they can’t get the job done between the lines. But it’s impossible not to look at Team USA’s roster and think that this could finally be the year they break through to the championship round.

 

 

DARK HORSE: MEXICO

Adrian Gonzalez will have to be a catalyst for Mexico in 2017.

After failing to advance out of the first round in 2013, Mexico had to play its way back into the field of 16 this time around, beating Nicaragua in qualifying play to earn a return trip to the WBC.

Los Angeles’ Adrian Gonzalez leads the way offensively, joined by Oakland’s Khris Davis and Danny Espinosa, recently acquired by the Los Angeles Angels from the Washington Nationals. Espinosa’s former teammate Anthony Rendon could join the festivities, as could Gonzalez’s current teammate Yasiel Puig, according to a report from MLB.com’s Chad Thornburg,

The bulk of Team Mexico’s MLB experience lies in its pitching staff. While Atlanta’s Jaime Garcia and Chicago’s Miguel Gonzalez are the two starters currently locked in, the bullpen is especially deep in big league talent:

Roberto Osuna (TOR)
Oliver Perez (WAS)
Sergio Romo (FA)
Fernando Salas (FA)
Joakim Soria (KC)
Carlos Torres (MIL)
That group could recieve even more reinforcements, per Thornburg, with Texas’ Matt Bush, Miami’s A.J. Ramos and Toronto’s Aaron Sanchez looming as potential additions to the roster.

 

 

DARK HORSE: NETHERLANDS

The Netherlands needs a big performance from Jurickson Profar, among others.

There are lots of questions surrounding the Netherlands when it comes to pitching, especially now that All-Star closer Kenley Jansen isn’t expected to participate, per a report from Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register.

Without Jansen, the team’s pitching staff includes former MLB hurlers Jair Jurrjens, Shairon Martis and Rick VandenHurk. That’s far from intimidating.

But with Boston’s Xander Bogaerts, New York’s Didi Gregorius, Texas’ Jurickson Profar, Baltimore’s Jonathan Schoop and Los Angeles’ Andrelton Simmons, the Netherlands boast an infield that’s on par with those the favorites in the tournament will be trotting out.

At the very least, that quintet makes the Netherlands a dangerous team to face, one that’s capable of putting a bunch of runs on the board in a hurry. Whether their pitchers will be able to keep the opposition’s bats at bay, however, remains to be seen.

 

 

DARK HORSE: KOREA

Seattle’s Dae-Ho Lee was a force for Korea in the 2013 WBC.

One of the only teams that has already finalized its roster for the 2017 WBC, Korea boasts an experienced group that features a trio of MLB players—Texas’ Shin-Soo Choo, Seattle’s Dae-Ho Lee and Baltimore’s Hyun Soo Kim.

Notable absences from the club are Pittsburgh’s Jung Ho Kang, St. Louis’ Seung-Wan Oh and Minnesota’s Byung Ho Park. Kang was kicked off the team earlier this month after news broke that he was involved in a DUI incident; Oh was suspended for gambling by the Korean Baseball Organization before he signed with St. Louis last season; and Park is recovering from wrist surgery.

In a first-round pool with Chinese Taipei, Israel and the Netherlands—and only the latter thought to be a potential contender—Korea should have no problems advancing to the second round of the tournament. Once they get there, anything is possible.

 

 

DARK HORSE: VENEZUELA

MIguel Cabrera’s presence ensures that Venezuela will be competitive in the WBC.

It’s hard to look at some of the big-name talent on Venezuela’s roster and not consider the club a favorite in the WBC.

Houston’s Jose Altuve, New York’s Asdrubal Cabrera, Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, Colorado’s Carlos Gonzalez and Kansas City’s Salvador Perez give Venezuela a dangerous, formidable offense, while Felix Hernandez returns as the ace of the pitching staff.

But there are questions about how the rest of the roster will shape out.

Will Cleveland’s Carlos Carrasco join King Felix in the rotation? Will Detroit’s Fernando Rodriguez and Bruce Rondon sign on to serve as the team’s primary relievers? Who will join CarGo in the outfield? The answers to those questions will ultimately decide if Venezuela is truly a contender or just a pretender.

 

 

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 Schedule

Now for the full 2017 World Baseball Classic schedule …

 

 

Pool A: Seoul (Gocheok Sky Dome)

 

  South Korea  Israel  Chinese Taipei  Netherlands

 

First Round (Round Robin)

 

 

DATETIME (ET)VENUE
March 6 Israelvs. South Korea5:00 a.m.Seoul, South Korea
March 7 Israelvs. Chinese Taipei10:30 p.m.Seoul, South Korea
March 7 Netherlandsvs. South Korea5:00 a.m.Seoul, South Korea
March 8 Chinese Taipeivs. Netherlands5:00 a.m.Seoul, South Korea
March 9 Israelvs. Netherlands10:30 p.m.Seoul, South Korea
March 9 Chinese Taipeivs. South Korea5:00 a.m.Seoul, South Korea
March 10*TBDvs.TBD4:00 a.m.Seoul, South Korea

*Play-in game, if necessary.

 

Pool B: Tokyo (Tokyo Dome)

 

  Japan  Cuba  China  Australia

 

First Round (Round Robin)

 

DATETIME (ET)VENUE
March 7 Cubavs. Japan5:00 a.m.Tokyo, Japan
March 8 Chinavs. Cuba10:00 p.m.Tokyo, Japan
March 8 Australiavs. Japan5:00 a.m.Tokyo, Japan
March 9 Chinavs. Australia5:00 a.m.Tokyo, Japan
March 10 Australiavs. Cuba10:00 p.m.Tokyo, Japan
March 10 Chinavs. Japan5:00 a.m.Tokyo, Japan
March 11*TBDvs.TBD5:00 a.m.Tokyo, Japan

*Play-in game, if necessary.

 

Pool C: Miami (Marlins Park)

 

  United States  Dominican Republic  Colombia  Canada

 

First Round (Round Robin)

 

DATETIME (ET)VENUE
March 9 Canadavs. Dominican Rep.6:00 p.m.Miami, Florida
March 10 Colombiavs. United States6:00 p.m.Miami, Florida
March 11 Colombiavs. Canada12:00 p.m.Miami, Florida
March 11 United Statesvs. Dominican Rep.6:30 p.m.Miami, Florida
March 12 Dominican Rep.vs. Colombia12:30 p.m.Miami, Florida
March 12 Canadavs. United States7:00 p.m.Miami, Florida
March 13*TBDvs.TBD6:00 p.m.Miami, Florida

*Play-in game, if necessary.

Pool D: Jalisco (Estadio Telmex)

 

  Mexico  Italy  Venezuela  Puerto Rico

 

 

First Round (Round Robin)

 

DATETIME (ET)VENUE
March 9 Italyvs. Mexico9:00 p.m.Jalisco, Mexico
March 10 Venezuelavs. Puerto Rico9:00 p.m.Jalisco, Mexico
March 11 Venezuelavs. Italy3:00 p.m.Jalisco, Mexico
March 11 Puerto Ricovs. Mexico9:30 p.m.Jalisco, Mexico
March 12 Italyvs. Puerto Rico3:30 p.m.Jalisco, Mexico
March 12 Venezuelavs. Mexico10:00 p.m.Jalisco, Mexico
March 13*TBDvs.TBD9:00 p.m.Jalisco, Mexico

*Play-in game, if necessary.

Pool E: Tokyo (Tokyo Dome)

 

 

Second Round (Round Robin)

DATETIME (ET)VENUE
March 12TBDvs.TBD10:00 p.m.Tokyo, Japan
March 12TBDvs.TBD6:00 a.m.Tokyo, Japan
March 13TBDvs.TBD6:00 a.m.Tokyo, Japan
March 14TBDvs.TBD6:00 a.m.Tokyo, Japan
March 15TBDvs.TBD11:00 p.m.Tokyo, Japan
March 15TBDvs.TBD6:00 a.m.Tokyo, Japan
March 16*TBDvs.TBD6:00 a.m.Tokyo, Japan

*Play-in game, if necessary.

Pool F: San Diego (Petco Park)

 

 

Second Round (Round Robin)

DATETIME (ET)VENUE
March 14TBDvs.TBD9:00 p.m.San Diego, California
March 15TBDvs.TBD9:00 p.m.San Diego, California
March 16TBDvs.TBD10:00 p.m.San Diego, California
March 17TBDvs.TBD10:00 p.m.San Diego, California
March 18TBDvs.TBD3:30 p.m.San Diego, California
March 18TBDvs.TBD10:00 p.m.San Diego, California
March 19*TBDvs.TBD8:00 p.m.San Diego, California

*Play-in game, if necessary.

 

 

Finals: Los Angeles (Dodger Stadium)

 

Championship Round (Single Elimination)

 

DATETIME (ET)VENUE
March 20TBDvs.TBD9:00 p.m.Los Angeles, California
March 21TBDvs.TBD9:00 p.m.Los Angeles, California
March 22TBDvs.TBD9:00 p.m.Los Angeles, California

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Odds

 

Odds are tight near the top, but Team USA is a +200 favorite to be the last squad standing. America, which has never finished higher than fourth in the event, is stacked with MLB talent from top to bottom. Infield depth may be Team USA’s biggest strength, as the likes of Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt and Daniel Murphy will be suiting up for the club.

The defending champions come from the Dominican Republic (+250) and their all-star roster. Though pitching may be an issue for the club, their hitting is undeniable with Adrian Beltre, Robinson Cano, Manny Machado and Nelson Cruz forming one of the most terrifying lineups you could imagine.

Japan (+300) is close behind the USA and Dominican, as the two-time winners have never finished worse than third in the event. The roster features plenty of unknowns for most North Americans but is loaded with the elite players in the Nippon Professional Baseball league. The most intriguing player on the roster, who could soon be making his way to the MLB, is 22-year-old Shohei Otani. The youngster is quickly developing a cult following, as he has dominated both as a pitcher (career 2.49 ERA) and a DH (career .275 BA with 40 home runs).

One team to keep an eye on is Venezuela (+900). Two teams from each pool advance to the next round and Venezuela is in a relatively weak pool featuring Mexico, Italy and Puerto Rico. Venezuela should easily make it out of the first round but will have a tough task, as they will be competing against the top teams in Pool C (likely USA and Dominican Republic). However, Venezuela has a chance to win any time they send Felix Hernandez to the mound.

March is an important month for baseball fans. Not only does it signal the beginning of the exhibition season—and draw us ever closer to Opening Day—but every four years, it provides us the opportunity to see the best players in the world compete in a 16-team tournament, the World Baseball Classic.

 

2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC ODDS

Team

 

Odds

 

USA200
Dominican Republic250
Japan300
Venuzuela900
Puerto Rico1000
South Korea1000
Cuba1800
Mexico2500
Netherlands2500
Canada6600
Chinese Taipei8000
Colombia15000
Italy15000
Australia15000
China15000
Israel20000
Odds as of February 8 at Bovada

 

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 Recipes

 

 

AUSTRALIA

grilled lobster with garlic parsley butter

 

CANADA

Canadian Barn BBQ Sauce

 

CHINA

Chinese grilled shrimp

 

CHINESE TAIPEI

Sesame and Miso Dressing for Bang Bang Chicken

 

COLOMBIA

Beer Marinated Flank Steak with AJI and guacamole

 

CUBA

Lechon Asado con Mojo (Cuban Grilled Pork with Mojo)

 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Fried Cheese with Sweet Dipping Sauce

 

ISRAEL

Beef Kebab in Tahini Sauce and Tomato Salsa

 

ITALY

Grilled Peaches With Mascarpone Cream And Sweet Balsamic Syrup

 

JAPAN

Yaki Onigiri

 

MEXICO

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with avocado-corn salsa

 

NETHERLANDS

Dutch Oven Baked Beans with Slab Bacon and Breadcrumbs

 

PUERTO RICO

Puerto Rican Churrasco

 

SOUTH KOREA

Kalbi (Korean Barbequed Beef Short Ribs)

 

UNITED STATES

Bob Baker’s Grilled Chicken with White BBQ Sauce

 

VENEZUELA

Chicken Maracucho (Venezuelan Ginger Chicken Thighs)

 

 

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