With the announcement that MLBbro Cedric “CM Storm” Mullins would be participating for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, there are some other Bros who we would love to see suit up for their country.
Aaron Judge, Mookie Betts and Hunter Greene need to be locks for Team USA ahead of this summers’ WBC.
The international baseball extravaganza is the game’s biggest global event, as some of the best players across the Majors represent their home countries in a tournament held every four years.
MLBros surged USA to the gold in 2017. A home run robbery by former Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones in an elimination game and MVP Marcus Stroman who no-hit Puerto Rico in the Finals through six innings, led the way.
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The team has already announced outfielders Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, infielders Paul Goldschmidt, Trevor Story, Nolan Arenado and catcher J.T. Realmuto.
It was announced over the weekend that they will be managed by former 16-year veteran Mark DeRosa and his first order of business should be adding these three bros to his roster.
Aaron Judge stays humble, but we consider him the face of Major League Baseball after his demolition in 2022. When the Classic rolls around he’ll already have his first career MVP award and have signed the biggest bag this offseason.
Judge’s 46 home runs, 102 runs batted in, 98 runs scored and .654 slugging percentage all lead the league and he can find his name near the top of every offensive category outside of steals, which he has a personal career high of 13 this year.
Mookie Betts sends a message and talks about his DJ skills and his favorite rapper. pic.twitter.com/nnTdS1Pal7
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What better way for Mookie Betts to get his message of “WE NEED MORE BLACK PEOPLE AT THE STADIUM” across the world than to have him be a part of Team USA.
Betts is the best player on the best team in baseball, and although many have crowned Goldschmidt the National League MVP, do not count Mookie out just yet. He leads the NL in runs scored and is in the top ten in home runs, OPS and slugging percentage. Betts has been voted an All-Star in seven consecutive seasons while also having a MVP, five Gold Gloves and four Silver Sluggers on his resume.
This one may be a stretch, but it would be great for baseball to have what could be their next Black Ace pumping gas on the mound. Greene was a top pick in the 2017 draft but did not make his Major League debut until this season due to the Tommy John surgery he had back in 2019.
He has wasted no time getting acclimated to the Bigs.
In three of his starts this season, Greene has set records for most pitches thrown over 100 MPH in a start recorded in the stat cast error. His most dominant start of the season came back in May when he threw 7.1 no hit innings and has 17 games this season with at least six strikeouts.
Greene has been on the Injured List for a few weeks but threw a bullpen Sunday.