Who will win the 2017 World Baseball Classic: Puerto Rico or the U.S.? | The Tylt
Who will win the 2017 World Baseball Classic: Puerto Rico or the U.S.?
It all comes down to this. It started with 16 nations, and now we're down to two. This is the deepest the U.S. has ever gone in the tournament, after years of embarrassing losses. For Puerto Rico, it's the island nation's second consecutive trip to the finals—but the squad is hungry for a championship. Who's got what it takes to win it all? 🏆
Puerto Rico has been dominant. The island nation has outscored opponents 55-18 and gone undefeated in this year's tournament. They've got the talent on offense and defense. The pitching is there. And Puerto Rico has been to the finals before.
Yes, the Americans are impressive this year, but let's not forget—Puerto Rico already defeated Team USA in the semifinals. This squad did it before, and they can do it again. Don't sleep on 'em.
With manager Jim Leyland at the helm, the Americans are getting their first shot at the World Baseball Classic title. The team boasts arguably the "greatest baseball lineup in history" and finally has the pitching depth to compete with contenders like Japan and Puerto Rico. This could be the year that the United States finally lives up to its potential and captures the championship on home soil.