Originally Posted by elfmanvt07
The physical toll that a pitcher would take on is certainly more than a position player, so I understand reservations about them. But, position players are gonna be playing games anyway.
Sure, but if a position player tears his ACL running the bases or stepping in a gopher hole in the OF and sprains or breaks an ankle, that's not a good thing. They don't usually treat these games like exhibitions. Instead of playing an inning or 3, they are going to play all 9 innings. Maybe not every game but if you're Canada playing Votto as much as possible gives you your best chance of winning.
I am OK with Votto playing in the WBC. He'll get some ABs against some decent pitchers and they will probably be eliminated well before the finals.