The coronavirus suspended any chance of baseball in the near future, but Major League Baseball stars are already looking toward games in 2021.
During a flurry of online activity Thursday, New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman sparked a conversation online about Team USA in the 2021 World Baseball Classic, calling out prominent American baseball stars on Twitter in hopes of creating a WBC “Dream Team.”
Upon hearing the call, several prominent players, including Trevor Bauer, Walker Buehler, Eric Hosmer, Christian Yelich, Pete Alonso, Mike Clevinger, Nolan Arenado and Blake Snell, all committed online to playing in the event.
Stroman led the charge in recruiting, first asking Hosmer and Yelich on Instagram if they wanted to run things after the trio each played parts in the 2017 WBC championship team.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) March 19, 2020
— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) March 19, 2020
After the back and forth on…