In the WBC, the semifinals are set and they kick off tonight in Los Angeles with Korea playing Venezuela at 9:00pm Eastern. Tomorrow at 8:00pm Eastern the United States will face off with defending champ Japan. The starting pitchers in that game are Roy Oswalt and Daisuke Matsuzaka. The ESPN experts (six of them) picked Japan four times, Korea once and the United States once. I'll side with Tim Kurkjian and go against the majority and predict the USA will win the event.
A few things to mention from the MLB:
- Joe Mauer will likely not be available for Opening Day when the Minnesota Twins open on April 6th at home against the Seattle Mariners.
- Ivan Rodriguez signed a deal with the Houston Astros and has passed a physical to complete the signing.
- The most expensive ticket at the new Yankees Stadium is $2,625. That's not really that important but it's a lot of money and I had to mention it.
Look for some more divisional and team previews hopefully this upcoming week and the week after that.