Some times on paper, Mexico has arrived at the World Baseball Classic brimming with talent for the 2023 edition, which has some elements excited, including manager Benjamin Gil.
It is that the Aztecs team has, if there are no injuries in the coming weeks, a pitching ace like Julio Urias of the Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as the arms of the MLB hierarchy, such as Taijuan Walker and Jose Urquidi. In addition, Randy Arrojarena, Alex Verdugo, Isaac Paredes and Alejandro Kirk will be part of the offensive talent of the said national team.
“It’s a different team than other years because the best of the best is going from Mexico, not just Caribbean Series players and players from the Pacific region, now everyone’s best is going, including Major League players, ” declared Benjamin Gill to the Associated Press agency.
Similarly, the former major league infielder believes his country will have to fight in a hostile Group (C) with talented teams and a power like the United States. “It’s not an easy group, they’re very good teams, England have American ancestry, I think without looking at their roster, but there’s the United States as the first candidate, and Colombia and Canada are talented.”
Of course, Benjamin Gil thinks there’s no excuse for Mexico not to go further than they already have in this world baseball classic.