Re: In Defense of the WBC
But the audience is still somewhat closed. And MLB isn't getting the best players, just the best available players. Mexico and Japan both have systems that prevent their best players from joining US teams until either late in their careers or with the posting of huge fees. Baseball is expanding into so many countries, and with a billion plus in china to pull talent from, how long before Asia starts to if not dominate the player pool, certainly they can see a larger percentage. 20 years? maybe 30?
This was going to happen, and it will likely gain popularity around the world, once people in these countries realize the economic gain to be had. To say the best players are here is true, but it is also short sighted. Expansion on a global scale will happen. Leagues with talent equivalent to MLB is just a matter of time.
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Last edited by TRF; 02-28-2013 at 01:24 PM.