Several former Chicago Cubs players have left their marks – good and bad – on their respective teams in this year’s World Baseball Classic.
Dempster shook off the dust of retirement to pitch for Team Canada, while Baez’s usual theatrics have been on full display for Team Puerto Rico. He headlines the list of current Cubs players taking part in the WBC. Prospect John Andreoli has also been a leader for Team Italy, coming up clutch for his home country already.
Notable pieces, especially first baseman Anthony Rizzo, opted to not take part in this year’s tournament – in hopes of focusing on defending the team’s World Series title.
Theatrics and poor performances have been mixed in for these current and former Chicago athletes; let’s take a look at how things have shaped up to-date.