Lo ultimo en el acontecer en MLB / The latest in MLB happenings | ESP-ENG
LO ÚLTIMO EN EL ACONTECER EN MLB / THE LATEST IN MLB HAPPENINGS
A new week passes in spring training, and we are approaching at the same time the start of the great baseball event of this year at selection level, the World Classic, but this does not stop us to continue analyzing all the happenings in the world of the big leagues, although a great expectation has been created around this classic in its 2023 edition, there are other things surrounding this sport in the United States that would also be worth mentioning, not leaving of course aside the fever and everything surrounding the start of this great event that for the first time will be played with 20 selections, if anything else to add we begin to highlight what is coming this week in full celebration of the sport of the glove, the bat and the ball.
LA ESPERA HA TERMINADO / THE WAIT IS OVER
After two years of delay for reasons that have to do with the pandemic that afflicted the world during 2021, the year stipulated for the realization of the World Classic, the anxieties have become extensive and therefore a greater expectation to a tournament that sees in this edition in something more dynamic, a competition with more participation with respect to teams, and as any international event is of utmost importance creating both in the fans and in the players, This has already created rivalries with respect to the previous classic, due to the addition of a new country to the list of those who have won it, leaving everything ready for a different country to win the tournament in this edition. Venezuela and Puerto Rico, who have not yet won a Classic, are powers in this sport and are called to transcend in this edition, thanks to the talent and talent of their teams.
This edition of the classic for me is going to be the best, why do I say this? First of all it will be with more participants, for the first time will be groups of 5 teams distributed in different cities that this time, the different locations as they are the ones that really each team, is where they have the most support from their fans, being the center of this, the city of Miami, the state of Florida, The headquarters of the group of Colombia, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Venezuela, 4 teams with the largest turnout of their countrymen in that location, which will guarantee and in turn will show us that the four will play at home, leaving evidence of what I say, that all the box office for this round, are completely sold out; The other venues will also be colorful, but this one in particular will inject an extra passion to this tournament.
AÑO DECISIVO PARA ELLOS / DECISIVE YEAR FOR THEM
Leaving a little aside the theme of the world classic, we now get into the MLB, in one of the issues that have to do with shortstops, last winter was very busy in terms of players of this position, Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts, Trea Turner, superstar players who found new destinations with millionaire contracts due to their performances in the field, but there are still others belonging to this location in the field, If they make a little more effort and end up giving everything for the good things that are said about them, they could get their reward next winter in the free agency market, they are the Dominicans Adalberto Mondesí and Amed Rosario, who along with those already mentioned, complete a group of shortstop that if they are free of injuries will enter the list of the most coveted at the end of this season of 2023.
Their respective talents are truly exceptional, but they have their limitations, things that afflict them, first we have the shortstop of the Cleveland Guardians Amed Rosario, his attributes with the bat are more than proven, the numbers last season on offense influenced the Guardian team to get into the post-season, but he has to improve in his defense, that aspect in the field is fundamental in this position, and more if he aspires to a new contract with Terry Francona's team, If we stay in the same ''Central'' division of the American League we would have to talk about another very talented shortstop as is Adalberto Mondesi, the representative of the Royals of Kansa City, has not finished taking off, his athletic conditions and attributes in the field, He has not been able to overcome injuries, like Rosario if he wants to aspire to more for 2024, in this 2023 he will have to prove that he is made, he has the talent with the bat and with the glove and everything will depend on his discipline and dedication that will lead him to have an optimal physical condition.
SERÁ TODO.? / IT WILL BE EVERYTHING.?
What is happening with this team in the Major Leagues is truly incredible, a team like the Oakland Athletics with so much tradition that has not been able to achieve the construction of a new stadium is also surprising and disappointing, the other team of the city of San Francisco sees how their neighbors the Giants, if they have been able to move forward in that aspect, in general terms and by nature baseball teams as well as fans need a new park, It is a question of evolving and advancing in time, adapting to new things, which in turn will lead you to achieve the extraordinary, a championship, something that they have not achieved since the 1989 season precisely against their neighbors, the San Francisco Giants, and that year 89 looks very far away and it is time to bring home a ring.
The cause for which they have not been able to build a new home the truth that I do not know, the truth is that the agreement they have with the stadium ''The Coliseum'' expires next season and will be a real dilemma in knowing whether to renew it to continue there or give way to the new, so far there are no signs of the construction of a new venue for the team, which indicates that they will renew, but also enters the scene a move to the city of Las Vegas, a place that has hosted teams lately in American football and ice hockey, to think that the Athletics now will be in Las Vegas Nevada is not at all far-fetched, place that has hosted teams lately in the sports of American soccer and ice hockey, think that the Athletics are now of Las Vegas Nevada is not at all far-fetched, since on several occasions have made exhibition games in that location, we can only wait for the fate that awaits us in that city, if they continue with a tradition that already takes years or if they decide to end it and go to start a new stage in its history as a new franchise in MLB.
HASTA LA PRÓXIMA / SEE YOU NEXT TIME