New York Mets coach Buck Showalter, who will select 12 players for the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held next month, expressed regret.
The New York Post, an American media outlet, said on the 9th (Korean time), “12 players from the Mets have been selected for the national team and will participate in the WBC. (If they head to the national team), the Mets’ spring camp will feel like a ghost town.” Only three players participated in the WBC, so the loss is not as great as the Mets.”
The WBC, hosted by the Major League Secretariat, is an international competition that active big leaguers can participate in, and will be held for the first time in six years in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).
With all 20 participating teams submitting their final 30-man roster on the 8th, the Mets are Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil, Brooks Reilly, Adam Ottavino (above USA), Francisco Lindor, Edwin Dias, and Michael Perez (above Puerto Rico). , Eduardo Escobar, Omar Narvaez (above Venezuela), Jose Quintana (Colombia), Cameron Op (England), and Claudio Scotti (Italy).
Coach Showalter said, “I know very well that the players really want to play for the WBC. No one is forced to be selected. I am also happy and proud that the players have been selected for their national teams.”
The WBC kicks off on March 8 and the final is scheduled for March 22. Accordingly, most big leaguers, including Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres), will join the national team in early March after digesting their club’s spring camp schedule.
Each club that is holding spring camp in time for the opening game of the major leagues on March 31 has no choice but to face difficulties in preparing for the season. In particular, the Mets, whose key players have left en masse, are suffering.
Coach Showalter said, “I think the WBC is a good tournament to achieve the globalization of baseball. However, I have no choice but to have a self-centered view of what is best for our team.” 안전놀이터
“It would be interesting to see how many players from each of the 30 clubs were selected for the national team,” he complained.
At the same time, Coach Showalter said, “I feel the same way as I did when I coached the All-Star Game in 1995. I want to win the game and I want all the players to play. But the most important thing is to send everyone healthy to their club.” I hoped they would come back healthy.