Now that the World Baseball Classic is officially under way I thought I would give you my predictions for this years tournament.
POOL A: (Japan, Korea, China, Chinese Taipei). Teams advancing to Round 2 are Japan, and Korea.
POOL B: (Cuba, Australia, South Africa, Mexico). Teams advancing to Round 2 are Cuba, and Mexico.
POOL C: (USA, Canada, Venezuela, Italy). Teams advancing to Round 2 are USA, and Canada.
POOL D: (Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Panama). Teams advancing are Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.
POOL 1: (Japan, Cuba, Korea, Mexico). Teams advancing to Semi-Finals are Japan, and Cuba.
POOL 2: (USA, Canada, Dominican Rebublic, Puerto Rico). Teams advancing to Semi-Finals are USA and Dominican Republic.
GAME 1: Japan vs Dominican Republic. Japan will advance to the Finals.
Game 2: USA vs Cuba. USA will advance to the finals.
USA vs Japan. JAPAN will defend their title to become the 2009 World Baseball Classic Champion.
Let the debating begin!!