With Pools C and D of the WBC’s first round starting, and Pool 1 of the second round (it is happening earlier so that there is less jet-lag later on) also beginning, here are the previews of those pools. Note that in some cases they (whether they are rosters that have had last-minute changes or information about a country) are out of date- for example, the preview of Venezuela mentions that Hugo Chavez is the country’s president, since I wrote it before he passed away.
From the itself-good Seamheads site is the Baseball Gauge. Why is it a cool baseball site? Well, for one thing, it automatically calculates the best at positions based on Wins Above Replacement (WAR). For another, it also lets you customize how that shows up. Want to see what the all-time Canadian team is? Boom. How about the best players last year who weren’t All-Stars? Ta-da!
Potentially hours of endless fun. Okay, maybe not hours. More like some fun here and there.