[2023 WBC] Japan, a candidate for the championship, ‘break even’ even if they win

The country with the strongest power among the Full League Groups A and B of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) is Japan.먹튀검증

This is because full-time major leaguers such as Shohei Ohtani and Darvish are lined up, and a large number of top-notch NPB players have also joined. The scary thing about the strength of the Japanese national team is the fact that it can come close to winning the championship even if it is composed only of all-stars in its own league without the participation of major leaguers. In fact, when looking at the entire Pool League Groups A and B, it is likely to hear that advancing to the semifinals is ‘basic’.

The Korean national team is ‘even if it loses’,
but in case of an accident? ‘There will be a big internal injury in Japan’

The solidity of the members of the Japanese national team does not cover the mound or the batting line. On the mound are the 160 km man, Ryoki Sasaki, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Ryoji Kuribayashi, Yuki Matsui, and Ota Daisei. The mound itself is said to be the best among the WBCs of all time. Here Ohtani and Darvish stand at the forefront. It is worth saying that even betting one or two points is quite difficult.

Players with power, sophistication and speed were evenly selected for the batting line. Although Seiya Suzuki (Chicago Cubs) is out due to injury, the Japanese line-up includes Munetaka Murakami, Hotaka Yamakawa and Kazuma Okamoto. Starting with 50 home run hitter Murakami, Yamakawa and Okamoto are power hitters who can hit more than 30 home runs. Here, Yoshida Masataka, Kondo Kensuke, Shuto Uko, Nakano Takumu, etc. are players who make good use of the Japanese baseball characteristics of sophistication and speed, so they cannot be taken lightly either. Both the height of the mound and the depth of the batting line are outstanding, so there is no choice but to play a difficult game.

Therefore, Japan’s WBC goal is, of course, bound to be ‘winning’. Looking at the matchup for this tournament, it is possible to win as long as it goes beyond the semifinals. Therefore, for the Korean national team belonging to Group B of the same full league, it is ‘even if we lose’, it is equal. The Korean national team has not been able to overwhelm Japan even in the last four years of head-to-head matches.

However, it should not be forgotten that such a situation could catch Japan’s ankles. If the scenario in which the Korean national team catches Japan becomes a reality, leaving behind objective military power, Japan will suffer a major internal injury. If that happens, there will be setbacks in the winning scenario.

The strength of the Japanese national team is clearly good. However, compared to that good power, if you get an unexpected blow in the heart of Tokyo, your home, you will inevitably suffer more internal injuries than you think. Conversely, the Korean national team is a match with ‘nothing to lose’.

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