Next year is the World Baseball Classic and one of the biggest American stars tells CSNMid-Atlantic that he’s all-in. But only if other big-time American stars are too. Bryce Harper:
“I think when you really look at it, if the guys play that you really want to play with, then definitely I’ll play. But if we’re not going to have the opportunity to win, then I don’t want to play,” Harper told CSN Mid-Atlantic. “If we do that, then I’m definitely in. If not, I probably won’t do it.”
Harper named Noah Syndergaard, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Nolan Arenado as examples of players he’d like to see on the U.S. team. He says if the U.S. is not in it to win it, he doesn’t want to be in it.
The U.S. has not yet won it in the three previous WBCs. If whoever is in charge of the U.S. WBC team wants to win it, he should start making phone calls.