Beisbol is passion for Latinos and happier can not be as the sport will be back for the Tokyo Olympic in 2020.
Every country in the Caribbean well known for baseball Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico and Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela are just getting started to assemble its own dream team to win gold in Japan.
MLB Fox Sports editor Chris Bahr overlooking obstacles penciled us his Team USA’ dream team starting lineup to compete in the first Olympics since baseball was stopped in Beijing 2008.
The Games is true are four years away however why not start to plan an exhibition series between the USA and a real MLB All-Star Latin America squad. It will be a good start to catch up the Olympic spirit.
Here is my Olympic Beisbol Dream Team of Latin America:
Salvador Pérez, C, Kansas City Royals (Venezuela)
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Detroit Tigers (Venezuela)
José Altuve, 2B, Houston Astros (Venezuela)
Carlos Correa, 3B, Houston Astros (Puerto Rico)
Francisco Lindor, SS, Cleveland Indians (Puerto Rico)
Yoenis Céspedes, OF, New York Mets (Cuba)
Marcell Ozuna, OF, Miami Marlins (Dominican Republic)
Starling Marte, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates (Dominican Republic)
Edwin Encarnación, DH, Toronto Blue Jays (Dominican Republic)
Johnny Cueto, San Francisco Giants (Dominican Republic)
José Fernández, Miami Marlins (Cuba)
Félix Hernández, Seattle Mariners (Venezuela)
Julio Urias, Los Angeles Dodgers (Mexico)
Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves (Colombia)
Aroldis Chapman, Chicago Cubs (Cuba)