The San Diego Padres built a strong ballclub this offseason thanks to the additions of Michael Wacha, Matt Carpenter, Nelson Cruz, Seth Lugo, and Xander Bogaerts.
However, like the rest of us, the Padres will certainly be interested to see what takes place in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
The Classic will get underway this week after a six-year hiatus.
It was originally set for 2021 but was pushed back due to the pandemic.
At long last, it will make its return soon.
And so, the Padres had a little bit of fun with it.
On Twitter, the team posted a video of players making their predictions for the Classic, discussing which team they thought would win.
We just hope all of the teams have fun #PadresST pic.twitter.com/22haIyxii1
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) March 6, 2023
Most players were on the same page with this one.
Many of them predicted that the Dominican Republic would win the WBC.
That team features two Padres stars in Juan Soto and Manny Machado.
However, it was largely split between the Dominican National Team and Team USA.
One player voiced their support for the Americans, but was hilariously chastised by Machado, who said that it made more sense to cheer for the Dominican Team, with more Padres players on their roster.
Team USA only has one member of the Padres on its roster, that being catcher Austin Nola.
Jake Cronenworth had an interesting answer.
He said that he is simply rooting for his teammates and is not going to pick a side.
One of the outliers was reliever Nabil Crismatt, who predicted his native Colombia would win the Classic.
But it was largely split between the Dominican Team and the Americans.
We’ll see how these predictions hold up.NEXT: Padres Insider Reveals New Juan Soto WBC Update