- Chris Barnwell, shortstop: Triple-A veteran on-based .364 in the PCL with the Albuquerque Isotopes last season.
- Russ Martin, catcher: He walked 90 times last season with the L.A. Dodgers, so he's a natural fit here. He could probably lead off, but putting the catcher there is too radical.
- Joey Votto, DH: Probably the best spot to put someone who will be the best Canadian corner infielder/outfielder eventually.
- Justin Morneau, first base: Lots of RBI opportunities, no more need be said.
- Jason Bay, centrefield: Breaks up the lefty bats and presuming you believe in lineup protection, protects Morneau.
- Matt Stairs, rightfield: Wilner said DH, but that is Votto's spot.
Remember, Canada's exhibition game against the Blue Jays is scheduled to be aired on Sportsnet today at 1 p.m.
Corey Koskie thrilled to take field with Canadian team at WBC (Shi Davidi, The Canadian Press)