RocketsDWM wrote:This is what is wrong with the WBC - Teams are going to be pulling their marquee players of those teams and your going to see unknown players (not known to the casual fan) playing for their respective countries. I think if your selected, you must play. Whats the point of the WBC if it doesnt have the best players in the game?
What if a player doesn't want to play? You're going to force them to compete?
Even if a player does want to play, I find nothing wrong with their teams to pull them out. These teams make a commitment to these players and invest in them largely. If I'm Steinbrenner, I'm not letting Rivera go throw in competition during the month of March. If I'm Seattle's owner, I'm not letting Felix Hernandez play. I would not want any of my players competing this early.
I personally am happy that the Yankees are keeping some of their guys out. If Rivera blew out his arm trying to throw 90mph cutters in March and missed most of the season, half of New York would riot. I don't want my guys pitching in these games.