English: In stadium ad for the 2009 WBC shown at the Rogers Centre. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Nine players within the Seattle Mariners organization have been invited to play in the World Baseball Classic (WBC). The WBC is a tournament that takes place on an international level and was created by Major League Baseball and sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation. Prior to 2008, the WBC coincided with Olympic baseball. The winning team of the tournament is declared to be the World Champion. The tournament is to occur every four years, beginning in 2009, so we are due for the WBC this year.
The players who have been selected for the WBC are: