When Angels prospect Freddy Sandoval left Team Mexico, which was eliminated from the Classic on Monday night, he took with him memories that will last a lifetime.
Mexico will have to wait at least four more years for its next chance at a Classic title, as it was eliminated from contention this year by virtue of Monday's 7-4 loss to Cuba on Monday at PETCO Park.
On Monday night, Mexicans will try to stymie the Cuban squad they lauded in a pivotal Pool 1 game at PETCO Park. The two teams were defeated by their opponents Sunday and will square off at 11 p.m. ET in an elimination game.
Mets left-hander Oliver Perez and many of his Mexico teammates are on the brink of resuming Spring Training following Sunday's 8-2 loss to Korea at PETCO Park.
Karim Garcia might still be in the Major Leagues if he had started his playing career in Korea. The outfielder talked about how he feels he's improved over there before his Team Mexico faced Korea in the World Baseball Classic on Sunday.
As Mexico opens Round 2 play against Korea at 11 p.m. ET in San Diego on Sunday, manager Vinny Castilla knows what he has on his club, and he believes it's good enough to win this year's World Baseball Classic.
When Josue David Gonzalez grows up, he wants to be a ballplayer like his grandfather, David, his father, David Jr., and his big league uncles, Adrian and Edgar Gonzalez.
Team USA not only expected to visit Miami this weekend but has aspirations beyond just a few more games in South Florida. The World Baseball Classic clubs from Puerto Rico and Venezuela, both stocked amply with Major League talent, can say the same thing.
Mexico was handed a 16-4 defeat by Cuba on Thursday in Mexico City to close Round 1. The Mexicans will have to regroup before facing Pool A winner Korea at 11 p.m. ET on Sunday in San Diego.