As the World Baseball Classic rolls on and the quarterfinals begin, there is one team in particular that is grabbing most of the attention and headlines.
That team is Team Mexico.
Mexico recently advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating Team Canada on Wednesday.
They will now match up against a stacked Team Puerto Rico ballclub, one that is now without star closer Edwin Diaz, who is out for the season after suffering a severe knee injury.
But Mexico has a lot of momentum right now and their success is drawing rave reviews from several key MLB analysts.
Jon Morosi of MLB Network in particular is excited about Team Mexico, even going as far as to say that their current roster is the most complete roster they have ever taken to the WBC.
"This is the most complete roster I have ever seen Mexico take into a World Baseball Classic." 🇲🇽@jonmorosi has high praise for @TeamMexicoBeis ahead of their Friday night quarterfinal matchup with Puerto Rico.@WBCBaseball | #WorldBaseballClassic pic.twitter.com/KcsG1j7AK6
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) March 17, 2023
Morosi first discussed the historic run that Team Mexico is on right now and how they have found ways to defy the odds and win important ballgames.
They have won three games this year in the Classic, which they haven’t done in over a decade in WBC play, and they will now play a game in South Florida for the first time in WBC history.
Morosi went on to praise Mexico’s roster and highlighted the team’s starting rotation as one of, if not their greatest strength.
In that rotation are stars such as Julio Urias, Patrick Sandoval, Taijuan Walker, and Jose Urquidy.
Morosi then made a very bold claim that Mexico could potentially handle Team Japan if the two squads cross paths in the upcoming rounds.NEXT: MLB Analyst Reminds Fans Of An Important WBC Fact