Team USA's World Baseball Classic MVPs, Ranked

US manager, Jim Leyland believes his team, which includes such players as GianCarlo Stanton and Andrew McCutcheon, has begun a revolution in American fandom where the tournament is concerned. The two teams fought it out at LA's Dodgers Stadium Mar. 22 and the US team made up of all Major League Baseball players slugged their way to a massive 8-0 shutout and world domination! "I pretty much take the same intensity into each and every game so I don't think there is any such thing as a letdown".

The confetti-strewn celebration in Chavez Ravine should have a few superstars realizing they missed out on something great.

Sam Dyson, Pat Neshek and David Robertson each threw a scoreless inning to complete the United States' three-hit shutout. "You saw the way Japanese players play; they play different than us. I'm done", he told reporters after the game. Sadly, we did not get an Edwin Diaz encore. We had the players that wanted to be here.

And then Molina might have scored the best dig of all, noting that he was at a party while all the American WBC players were back at work. Eagle statue? Good. Kinsler and his American teammates were just raised differently.

"It's as simple as this: If you ask Angel Pagan, if you ask Yadi Molina if it feels better than a World Series, they would say yes", Correa said.

The Americans won the title in their first trip to the final, which was a rematch of a second-round game Friday in which the United States rallied late but lost 6-5. "It was the most fun I've ever had playing baseball". Jonathan Lucroy led off with a single, but he was almost picked off first base.

The win gets revenge from Friday night's 6-5 loss that put the US one game from elimination before they defeated the Dominican Republic, Japan, and now, Puerto Rico to claim the crown. He believes all styles of play should be celebrated. "That's not taking anything away from them".

"It's amusing because they have been talking about that, but it's all about the country, it's not about our team", Correa said. The U.S. led, 7-0, and Stroman had not given up a hit.

And for the tournament's health, it didn't hurt that the home team won it all for the first time.

"He has to apologize to the Puerto Rican people", Molina added. Thousands of fans crowded the downtown streets in San Juan to watch the game broadcast. They beat both former champions along the way, Japan in the semifinals and the Dominican Republic in the quarterfinals.

  • Salvatore Jensen