Want the WBC news from overnight? Go below the jump…
There weren’t any exhibition games yesterday, far as I can tell, so this is much shorter than the usual.
I’ve moved forward in time on my Time Warner Cable guide, and it doesn’t list some of the games that are supposedly going to be on MLB Network. It’s possible that it isn’t updated yet, but it makes me worry that maybe what I was told isn’t 100% true. Interestingly, the MLB Network website hasn’t had the March schedule up yet, so it’s possible that the MLB Network schedule hasn’t been finished yet and Time Warner (or whatever company does the guide for them) is just speculating.
Per MLB Network’s Hot Stove: The projected rotation for Team USA will see R.A. Dickey start against Mexico, Ryan Vogelsong go against Italy, Derek Holland go against the lefty-heavy Canadian squad and Gio Gonzalez would start the first game of Round 2, should Team USA qualify. Presumably it would then round back to Dickey again.
Yonhap News has something of a preview of the Korean squad.
The latest Continuum Rankings, adding in the following results: Netherlands over China, Cuba over Taipei, Japan over Australia, Japan over Australia again and Netherlands over Cuba:
CURRENT CONTINUUM RANKINGS (AS OF FEB. 25, 2013):
2.Cuba 189.59 (PREVIOUSLY 193.2)
4.Dominican Republic 178.56
5.Japan 175.49 (PREVIOUSLY NUMBER 7 at 170)
7.Netherlands 143.3 (PREVIOUSLY NUMBER 8 AT 129.631)
9.Puerto Rico 129.309
10T. Korea 90
10T. Panama 90
12. Taipei 89.56 (PREVIOUSLY NUMBER 10 at 94.856)
13.Australia 69.50 (PREVIOUSLY 74.953)
19.China -22.48 (Previously -19.631)
21.Great Britain -60
26.Czech Republic -135
27.South Africa -150
29.New Zealand -180
30.Sri Lanka -195