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WBC Preview: Asian power in Group B, but no (former) Diamondbacks

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In our previous article we had a brief introduction on the World Baseball Classic and we took a look at Group A.

In this article we discuss Group B, that will play its games in Tokyo, Japan. As you might deduce from that: Japan is the host nation and favourite to win this group. The number 1 of the world baseball ranking and Olympics gold medal winner will face outsider and world’s number 4 (South-)Korea, number 10 Australia, number 30 China and number 15 the Czech Republic. With these teams Group B seems to be the weakest group of all and that makes Japan the juggernaut in here, with Korea the most likely runners-up.