By Miguel Guerra
On this occasion, thanks to the same source, we report that two more Cuban baseball players have said “yes” to the federation.
Quoting Francis Romero:
Sources: Yoann Moncada and Luis Robert said “yes” to the Cuban national team in the WBC and will be on the preliminary 50-man roster. They will certainly have to wait for permission from the White Sox, but at least it will be the will of both players.
With the official confirmation of the media on the island, this will be the biggest addition to date among the names of Cuban players who could be part of Team Cuba in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Both players belong to the Major League Baseball organization, Chicago White Sox, where compatriots Jose Darrell Abreu (free agent) and Yasmani Grandal also play.
The intentions of the Cuban Baseball Federation, which many consider desperate, have already been exposed. The double standard is evident in their desire to call out Cuban professional baseball players who have left the country and who have (more often than not) been branded as traitors, as well as censored by the official media.
Yes, those same players that the same government establishment has always maintained they couldn’t play for Cuba, because in short, “MLB didn’t allow it.”
Anticipation will continue to rise in the coming days when the other names who will wear the four letter jersey at the highly anticipated global event are revealed.
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