Jul
16

USA Olympic Roster announced

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It’s a solid group. The rotation is excellent, led by Brett Anderson, Jake Arrieta, Trevor Cahill and Steven Strasburg (San Diego State), and the bullpen is solid with Casey Weathers, Mike KoploveĀ and Jeff Stevens (the guy the Indians got for Brandon Phillips). GM Bob Watson went for hitters that he knew could handle top flight pitching, surrounding young studs Colby Rasmus, Dexter Fowler and Matt LaPorta with veteran mashers Mike Hessman, John Gall and Terry Tiffee. No Yankees made the team, but I can’t imagine they were too keen on letting a guy like Mark Melancon leave their watch for a month.

Categories : Asides, USA Baseball

13 Comments»

  1. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    Mike,

    What do you put their odds at medaling?

  2. Brian says:

    Just breezed through their stats on MILB.com. Do you think team speed will be a concern? Not alot of stolen bases.

  3. Jamal G. says:

    What Latin American teams are in the tournament?

    If anyone cares, the “Jeter flies into the stands!!!” game is on YES right now.

    • A.D. says:

      The Teams are:

      US
      Canada
      China
      Chinese Tiapei (Tiawan)
      Cuba
      Japan
      South Korea
      Netherlands

      …If the US doesn’t medal I’ll be shocked

  4. A.D. says:

    Jason Jones, starting the AA all-star game

    • Mike A. says:

      Yeah, Jeff Marquez started it last year. Alan Horne was the first pitcher out of the pen. Then the game was cancelled after the second inning due to massive amounts of fog.

  5. [...] USA’s roster has undergone a bit of an overhaul since I last reported it, with several players losing eligibility because of injuries and call-ups, with the most notable [...]

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