Originally Posted by WVRedsFan
Put me squarely in the camp that hopes that Volquez, Cueto, and Cordero stay home and not participate. It's a meaningless endeavor anyway.
I think they are absolutely going to participate. The only country that it was meaningless to was the USA. The other countries (especially Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela, Japan, and South Korea) took it EXTREMELY
seriously! Frankly, it was embarrassing that the US of A took such a half-assed attitude to it. (Not the participants--they gave it their all. But the fans and media--especially the fans.) It would be nice if the US could get a few more of their best to participate. There were a few A-list players on the team, especially among the position players--Griffey, Jeter, A-Rod, Chipper, Utley, Varitek, Damon, Michael Young. But the Americans just didn't have the pitching to compete, outside of Clemens and Peavy. When Gary Majewski is on Team USA, something is wrong.