David Warner considers a trial in Major League Baseball

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    The best batters in America can earn huge amount of money, near US$20 million a season, in Major League Baseball, so headlines suggesting David Warner is thinking of trying his hand at America’s pastime should not be dismissed out of hand.

    Tony Connelly, the manager of David Warner, has already told the Daily Telegraph they are considering all possible options.

    The recent performance of Warner in the Ashes Test series against England has boosted the possibilities of this blasting opener to join one of the many baseball clubs in the United States.

    Currently, Warner is enjoying an incredible batting average of around 90 in the Test series.

    Connelly has already spoken with Warner about the matter and both of them seem to be interested about this innovative co-ordination of two sports.

    Though the movement of a ball on a grassy pitch widely varies with the full toss, swinging deliveries of baseball, the Australian opener is ready to give it a try.

    Warner, who loves to take on challenges, has personally shown his interest in baseball and is quite ready for a trial.

    However, both Connelly and Warner want to focus all their attention to the ongoing Test series against England, which is more important than any other thing at present as reported.

    Once it is over, the talk about setting up a trial in the United States will start.

    Many teams are ready to offer a batting cage to Warner just in order to look at how things go.

    With the blazing form which David Warner is demonstrating in the ongoing series, it is easy for him to become a baseball player, with an estimated cost of around US$5 million per year. However, this price is nothing to what he can earn as an established baseball player.

    A recent report stated the officials of MLB approached Warner to play as a member of the All-Star team when the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers play a baseball match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in March, 2014.

    However, according to the pre-assigned tour of Australian cricket team, Warner will be in South Africa and then in Bangladesh when the game of baseball will be in Sydney.

    However, the entire decision is up to the explosive batsman himself. As said earlier, according to the reports, he has already expressed his interest in baseball, and once the hectic cricket season comes to an end, several baseball playing teams in the United States are ready to start the talk with him.

    Until then, all we can do is to wait for a perfect combination of cricket and baseball to click in the hands of David Warner.

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    • Roar Guru

      December 22nd 2013 @ 6:34am
      Hossey said | December 22nd 2013 @ 6:34am | ! Report

      I’ll believe it when I see it.

    • December 22nd 2013 @ 8:02am
      Johnno said | December 22nd 2013 @ 8:02am | ! Report

      Sounds good, but won’t happen. Warner is a working class lad, making some coin now. Why would he take a massive risk, throw away all he has earned, plus good T20 dollars in IPL. I doubt he will risk everything, and if an injury happens. Don’t get greedy Warner, is my advice.

      • December 22nd 2013 @ 9:50am
        pauly said | December 22nd 2013 @ 9:50am | ! Report

        Beause warming a bench at a MLB side would earn him more money than anything cricket can provide. I would expect him only to make a move after the next ICC world cup.

    • Roar Guru

      December 22nd 2013 @ 8:16am
      Atawhai Drive said | December 22nd 2013 @ 8:16am | ! Report

      Stories such as this generally appear on April 1 or during the ‘silly season’ around Christmas.

      • Roar Guru

        December 22nd 2013 @ 9:48am
        JGK said | December 22nd 2013 @ 9:48am | ! Report

        Agree.

        This is almost as big a joke as Willie Mason trying out for NFL.

        • Roar Guru

          December 22nd 2013 @ 11:15am
          nick richardson said | December 22nd 2013 @ 11:15am | ! Report

          I heard Willie was going to be signed up for by GWS once so anything can be said.

        • Roar Guru

          December 22nd 2013 @ 11:15am
          nick richardson said | December 22nd 2013 @ 11:15am | ! Report

          I heard Willie was going to be signed up for by GWS once so anything can be said.

      • December 22nd 2013 @ 11:36am
        Sideline Comm. said | December 22nd 2013 @ 11:36am | ! Report

        So true. It’s just hype. Before we know it he’ll get a few single figure scores and people will call for him to be dropped. Fickle are the masses.

    • December 22nd 2013 @ 8:29am
      Eden said | December 22nd 2013 @ 8:29am | ! Report

      No quotes, no sources??

      • Roar Pro

        December 22nd 2013 @ 11:16am
        Eliot Bingham said | December 22nd 2013 @ 11:16am | ! Report

        Exactly what I was thinking. There is no quotes from David or his manager to back these outrageous claims up. I remember a few years ago they were going to get Brett Lee to try out for the Seattle Mariners?

    • December 22nd 2013 @ 10:35am
      Jack Russell said | December 22nd 2013 @ 10:35am | ! Report

      Doesn’t he already earn millions a year from cricket? Why would he risk that given there is absolutely no guarantee his earnings from baseball could get anywhere near that, let alone exceed it?

    • December 22nd 2013 @ 10:35am
      Chui said | December 22nd 2013 @ 10:35am | ! Report

      “With the blazing form which David Warner is demonstrating in the ongoing series, it is easy for him to become a baseball player”

      Huh? How so? Good at cricket proves nothing of the sought.

      Maybe someone should ask Michael Jordan.

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