The World Baseball Classic will get underway in exactly one month.
March 8 is the start date for the big matchups.
Teams will join together to represent their respective countries and battle it out to see who has the best and most elite talent.
Several of Team USA’s roster spots will be filled by some key St. Louis Cardinals pieces, those being Miles Mikolas, Adam Wainwright, Nolan Arenado, and Paul Goldschmidt.
Goldschmidt and Arenado were teammates in 2017 when Team USA won the title.
Late on Tuesday, Wainwright, Arenado, and Goldschmidt stopped by MLB Network to discuss their excitement for the Classic and the chance to represent the United States.
It's a trio of @Cardinals on #MLBTonight!
Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt and Adam Wainwright share their excitement to play for @USABaseball in the upcoming #WorldBaseballClassic. 🇺🇸@adnansvirk | @mikelowell25 | @WBCBaseball pic.twitter.com/X76ZLZ9EI3
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) February 7, 2023
Arenado spoke first, talking about stars such as Mike Trout and Mookie Betts, referring to them as two of the best players in the game and crediting them for their work ethic and talent.
Arenado expressed excitement to have the opportunity to play with them this spring.
Goldschmidt struggled in the 2017 Classic, picking up only one hit in 13 at-bats, but he discussed his preparation for his second go-around and expressed confidence that he will perform better this year.
Wainwright was asked by Ron Darling how a 41-year-old pitcher gets ready to pitch in March.
He replied by saying that he does everything he can make perfect pitches and has high expectations for himself.
He says keeping his expectations high will motivate him for the WBC.
The three Cardinals stars are ready to go and will have the opportunity to represent their country as they hope to guide Team USA to another championship.NEXT: The Cardinals Announce A Minor Trade