September 22nd, 2016
If you have the chance this week, go catch a WBC Qualifier match at MCU Park. Good excuse to go out to Coney Island.
The World Baseball Classic announced the rosters of the four participating countries in the Brooklyn Qualifier: Brazil, Great Britain, Israel and Pakistan.These four will take on each other from September 22 through September 25 at MCU Ballpark, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones (A Short Season affiliate of the New York Mets in the New York-Penn League).
Israel will have around 20 affiliated minor league players on its roster. Next to those, the team will have former MLB pitcher Jason Marquis, former MLB infielder Ike Davis, AAA player Josh Satin and Craig Breslow on its roster. The players are:
Alex Katz (White Sox), Jared Lakind (Pirates), R.C. Orlan (Nationals) and Ryan Sherriff (Cardinals), Corey Baker (Cardinals), Bradley Goldberg (White Sox), Tyler Herron (Mets), Dean Kremer (Dodgers), Troy Neiman (Rockies), Joey Wagman (Oakland) and Josh Zeid (Mets); infielders Scott Burcham (Rockies), Cody Decker(Red Sox), Nate Freiman (Red Sox) Ty Kelly…
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Yesterday was a tough loss, but Baseball is a weird game. This is an article from three weeks ago explaining why you should enjoy watching the 2016 Mets.
If you had tapped Terry Collins on the shoulder in Spring Training and told him how it would play out, he surely never would have guessed that his Mets would still be nicely position to return to the postseason on Labor Day.
To revisit: The Mets do not have David Wright, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, Jacob deGrom, Neil Walker, Lucas Duda or Juan Lagares.
They will not have Wright, Harvey or Walker again this season. As for the others, stay tuned. Matz (shoulder) is the only one of the group not on the Disabled List.
The Mets have used 45 players, including 10 starting pitchers. Collins has started eight different third basemen, eight left fielders.
Yoenis Cespedes missed two weeks in August with a leg injury and is playing despite it down the stretch.
Every team knows injuries are part of the game, part of the process of preparing. That’s why…
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