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Jon Paul Morosi has the latest on the WBC, Justin Upton and Rafael Soriano.
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High and they Arrington with a hot stove update and I'm pleased to be joined by foxsports.com national baseball writer John Palmer rusty. Did -- the World Baseball Classic returns and martz team USA's roster will be announced on Thursday what intrigues you the most about the roster. Jolt of big lingering question about team USA it will be what type of pitching staff they're going to -- Team USA should be indeed dominant pitching staff in the entire World Baseball Classic when you look at the -- the US has. The majority of pitchers who received Cy Young award votes in all leagues. Last year but the question is just and -- less Clayton Kershaw up. David Price already had no Matt Cain has already had no call Hamels very much up in the air Jered Weaver we have not heard trouble or the other so. A lot of the guys that could really -- a -- yesterday eight major competitive advantage. May not pitch in the World Baseball Classic which to -- would level the playing field and make team US any. Bailey is one of the co favorites to win says. -- -- -- -- but they've got a very strong showing in the first two World Baseball Classic 87 and set it. Overall record in the sport it is our national pastime so this is really a year -- team USA. Need to step up. My biggest question will be who's gonna take them all when the games has hurt him out of there India's second. In the semifinals. -- -- -- on free agent closer Rafael Soriano hit that jackpot on Tuesday. After agreeing to a two year 28 million dollar deal with the Washington Nationals. -- I was not the highest paid reliever in baseball that you like an accident. Joseph I like the movement standpoint how they were able to address there biggest weakness that became evident. In the playoffs last year with that memorable game by knelt down. Against St. Louis Cardinals there with. Former holder drew store and now -- of course will be a very good eight inning guy. A talent -- there as well also the nationals I think Rex I think that if they want to make. Another run to the playoffs and maybe when the whole thing. You're gonna have to really all got a couple little bit so I like the fact that -- a very well rounded roster that you now that's an accident that you'd -- like ours. They are okay. Probably a little bit when you look at the fact that again -- -- you mentioned Rafael Soriano now the highest single pitcher in all of baseball look at average annual value of contract and the second highest all time. I its most recent deals so as you can see is a very good time. -- music baseball free agent particularly when you're agent is Scott Boras who has a habit of making these huge deals in January. And finally the Diamondbacks Justin Upton invoked his no trade clause blocking a potential deal with Seattle. You think beyond the -- before spring training. Joseph this is the never ending story on this years -- still Justin Upton trade rumors. I do think you ultimately be traded he's been out there for too long have been too much conversation. Is not the first time. Try to trade him so it does appear to me you will be somewhere else went straight and begin the most likely possible destinations the Texas Rangers. And the Atlanta Braves. Play alongside his brother Vijay would you be a tremendous outfield there with Jason Heyward as well so. I do think he'll be traded that there's too much interest and also to battle back half. Five outfielders other -- had to trade one of them. That is the most likely candidate so stay tuned bear with -- -- -- we will eventually have a just an injury or. I -- -- -- insides are John Palmer at the end to links and the next time.