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How They Stack Up
Albert Chen
April 28, 2003
Here are the potential lineups for the top four teams in a proposed World Cup, if it were played in 2005
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April 28, 2003

How They Stack Up

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Here are the potential lineups for the top four teams in a proposed World Cup, if it were played in 2005

United States
A rotation of Barry Zito, Mark Prior, Roy Oswalt, Mark Mulder and Derek Lowe would be the strength of Team USA.

Dominican Republic
With this potent lineup and stellar pitching, the Dominicans would be World Cup favorites.

Japan
If the rest of these Japanese hitters adapted to major league pitching like Ichiro did, this team would be the dark horse.

Puerto Rico
While this lineup would measure up to any other in the world, the suspect pitching would be the team's Achilles' heel.

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