Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cuba announces its pre-roster for the friendly baseball series with the USA collegiate team

Catchers: Frank Camilo Morejón (HAB), Luis Abel Castro (IJV), Lorenzo Quintana (PRI) and Rudelis García (CAV).

Infielders: Yasiel Santoya (MTZ), Ramón Lunar (VCL), William Saavedra (PRI), José Miguel Fernández (MTZ), Andy Sarduy (VCL), Dayán García (ART), Andy Ibáñez (IJV), David Castillo (PRI), Lourdes Y. Gourriel (HAB), Raúl González (CAV), Luis Yander La O (SCU), Michel Enríquez (IJV), Yordán Manduley (HOL), Luis Alberto Valdés (PRI), Ángel Miguel Fernández (IJV) and Alexander Ayala (CMG).

Outfielders: Yadiel Hernández (MTZ), Maikel Cáceres (HOL), Osniel Madera (PRI), Guillermo Heredia (MTZ), Guillermo Avilés (GRA), Yordanis Linares (VCL), Roel Santos (GRA) y Víctor V. Mesa (MTZ).

Pitchers: Yoanni Yera (MTZ), Julio Alfredo Martínez (PRI), Yusmel Velázquez (HOL), Norge Luis Ruiz (CMG), David Mena (HAB), Cionel Pérez (MTZ), Yaisel Sierra (HOL), Yosvani Torres (PRI), Pedro Durán (HAB), Yunieski García (ART), Vladimir Gutiérrez (PRI), Alaín Tamayo (GRA), Félix Fuentes (MTZ), José Ángel García (ART), Carlos Juan Viera (LTU) and Héctor Manuel Mendoza (IJV). (Source: Universo Beisbol)

It also includes Victor Mesa, the political commissar who is always appointed by the PCC. He is a perennial loser and belongs as the carga bate for the Chicago White Sox or the Cubs.

I still throw up when I remember the Victor Mesa disaster in Durham, N.C. in the summer of 2013. When you are constantly insulting your players you can not expect to win.

In Cuban baseball, skills are not important. Ideology is.

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