Flexible rules for World Baseball Classic?

With general managers gathered for their annual meetings, one topic relate to World Baseball Classic is under discussion.

During annual meeting of big league general managers, Players’ eligibility rule of World Baseball Classic will be discussed by the Commissioner’s office and Major League Baseball Players Association, and it is considering adopting wide eligibility rules which means Mike Piazza would be eligible to catch for Italy.

For Soccer’s World Cup, players must be a citizen of a country and hold a passport for that country to participate. However, baseball will likely apply the broadest rules of any participating country to all teams in the 16-nation event.

While rules have not been finalized, among the ways players could be eligible for a team would be if they hold a passport, were born in the country, have a parent who was born in that country or they had residency in that country.

Under these rules, like Alex Rodriguez, who born in the Dominican Republic who is United States citizens still would be eligible to be on the Dominican team. And MLB hopes to announce at the winter meetings in December about players who commit to participate.

“Eligibility rules are still being discussed. It will be similar to the IBAF rules,” said Paul Archey, senior vice president of Major League Baseball International, referring to the International Baseball Federation.

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  1. Tyisha Tackes Says:

    There are some fascinating cut-off dates in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There is some validity however I’ll take hold opinion till I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner as well

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