Monday, January 19, 2009

WBC rosters announced

The World Baseball Classic provisional rosters have been released. A number of current Mets are included, but aren't necessarily going to play. David Wright, Brian Schneider, Johan Santana, Carlos Beltran, Alex Cora, Carlos Delgado, Pedro Feliciano, Francisco Rodriguez, J.J. Putz, Nelson Figueroa, and Jose Reyes are on rosters. Here's a quick look at other notable players and their countries:

Australia - Grant Balfour, Ryan Rowland-Smith
Canada - Rheal Cormier, Jeff Francis, Eric Gagne, Rich Harden, Russell Martin, Justin Morneau, Joey Votto, Jason Bay
China - ????
Chinese Taipei - ????
Cuba - ????
Dominican Republic - Jose Arredondo, Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana, Adrian Beltre, Albert Pujols, Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes, Vladimir Guerrero
Italy - Mike Napoli, Sal Fasano, Frank Catalanotto, Robert Fick, Nick Punto,Val Pascucci
Japan - Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hideki Okajima, Kenji Johjima, Akinori Iwamura, Ichiro, Kosuke Fukudome
Korea - Byun-Hyun Kim, Jae Seo
Mexico - Oliver Perez, Matt Garza, Luis Ayala, Joakim Soria, Jorge Cantu, Adrian Gonzalez
Netherlands - Jair Jurrjens, Shairon Martis, Sidney Ponson
Panama - Bruce Chen, Manny Corpas, Carlos Ruiz, Carlos Lee
Puerto Rico - Pedro Feliciano, Ian Snell, Javier Vazquez, Geovany Soto, Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran, Alex Rios, Bernie Williams
South Africa - ????
United States - John Danks, Brian Fuentes, J.J. Putz, John Lackey, Brian McCann, Derek Jeter, Chipper Jones, Jimmy Rollins, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, Ryan Braun, Grady Sizemore, Curtis Granderson, Ryan Ludwick
Venezuela - Francisco Rodriguez, Johan Santana, Victor Zambrano, Carlos Zambrano, Miguel Cabrera, Carlos Guillen, Magglio Ordonez, Endy Chavez

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