Matsuzaka is MVP

Japanese starter Daisuke Matsuzaka, who gained the victory by giving up only one run in four innings while striking out five, was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. He finished 3-0, 1.38 in three WBC starts–getting three of Japan’s five total WBC wins–by also defeating Chinese Taipei and Mexico in earlier rounds. “It was my… Continue Reading Matsuzaka is MVP

Hara to manage Japan Team

Finally, Team Japan has named manager. After long time research, Yomiuri Giants manager Tatsunori Hara formally agree to be the manager of the Japan national team for World Baseball Classic next March. “I’ll do my best to help Japan form a strong squad to defend the title,” “I will do my level best and become… Continue Reading Hara to manage Japan Team

Several Mariners to play in WBC

No matter which position they are, Seattle Mariners has lots of players who want to join the World Baseball Classic next March. Include Starter Felix Hernandez, who was asked not to participate for Venezuela in 2006, is likely to want to pitch for his country. So does third baseman Adrian Beltre is likely to be… Continue Reading Several Mariners to play in WBC