Re: Votto playing in the WBC....
Actually, this might be a blessing in disguise. People will be able to see how much he has progressed from when he came back from his injury and his power was non-existent. This isn't Spring Training where he's facing guys who aren't throwing breaking stuff or minor leaguers. He will be facing first class pitching who are going to be giving it their all since they are playing for their country. If he isn't 100% perhaps the Reds are going to have to make some roster decisions they wouldn't have made otherwise. If that's the case, it may be easier to make a move in February and March than it would be in July.