Oct
14

Granderson, Cano headline MLB roster for tour of Taiwan

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Via Sweeny Murti, Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano are headlining a team of MLB players that will tour Taiwan from November 1st-6th, and compete against the Chinese Taipei national team. MLB has done oversees tours like this for a long time, mostly involving Japan.

I haven’t seen the full roster yet, but based on what I’ve been able to gather on Twitter, some other players that will make the trip include Jeremy Guthrie, Dillon Gee, Ross Detwiler, Erick Aybar, Jeff Mathis (hah), Logan Morrison, Emilio Bonifacio, and former Yankees Jose Veras and Mark Melancon. I’m happy Grandy and Cano are going, but I’m even happier that none of the Yankees pitchers are.

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  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Not sure if you know this or not, but will the games be on MLB Network or something?

    • Avi

      The only broadcast info that has been released yet is “all games will be broadcast live in Taiwan by FTV, Major League Baseball’s exclusive over-the-air broadcaster for regular season and Postseason games.”

  • Avi

    The full roster:

    Pitchers
    Bray, Bill
    Detwiler, Ross
    Gee, Dillon
    Guthrie, Jeremy
    Melancon, Mark
    Veras, Jose

    Catchers
    Butera, Drew
    Mathis, Jeff

    Infielders
    Aybar, Erick
    Cabrera, Miguel
    Cano, Robinson
    Morse, Michael
    Roberts, Ryan
    Sandoval, Pablo
    Schumaker, Skip
    Valencia, Danny

    Outfielders
    Bonifacio, Emilio
    Granderson, Curtis
    Morrison, Logan

  • J.R.

    I’m kind of shocked that Wang isnt on the tour.

    • yankees=warriors

      Actually, he’s going to pitch, just not for the MLB team.

  • K.V.C

    Why would any team, let alone the Yankees agree to let their players go play in Taiwan?

    • S

      Why not? These exhibitions create more interest in the sport, and possibly an entire new market from which to generate greater revenue, and discover talented athletes that might otherwise not be discovered.

      Imagine if the Yankees find a 16yr old in who could hit and field like a Taiwanese Joe Mauer or a young pitcher who is like Wang in his prime except with more punch-outs. New Markets always lead to new opportunities