New York Mets manager Buck Showalter, who is aiming to win the World Series, was worried even before the start of spring training. Because of the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
The New York Post, a media outlet in New York, USA, reported on the 8th (hereinafter Korean time) that as many as 12 players from the New York Mets will participate in the 2023 WBC.
In response, he mentioned that Port St. Louis, where the New York Mets’ spring training is held, would feel like a ghost town. This is because many of the key players are leaving.
New York Mets: Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil, Brooks Reilly, Adam Ottavino (both USA), Francisco Lindor, Edwin Diaz, Michael Perez (both Puerto Rico), Eduardo Escobar, Omar Navaez (both Venezuela), Jose Quintana (both Venezuela) Colombia) at the WBC.
Also, as minor league players, Cameron Op (England) and Claudio Scotti (Italy) are expected to participate in the WBC this year after being called by their homeland.
Coach Showalter said, “I know very well that the players really want to play for the WBC. I am also happy and proud that the players have been selected for their national teams.” 스포츠토토
However, Coach Showalter took issue with the number of recruits, which are inevitably different for each team, along with concerns about injuries to players who are immediately participating in the WBC.
“It would also be interesting to see how many players from each of the 30 teams have been called up to national teams,” said Showalter
. “It can’t be the same. This is only Showalter’s complaint.
This WBC will be held from March 8 to 23. It overlaps with most of the major league’s exhibition game schedule. This is where Showalter’s complaint comes from.