Re: Quiet on the WMP front.
[QUOTE=joeberk]Point taken regarding winter ball. I still think he & the Reds would benefit from him being in spring training as opposed to him being involved in the WBC. He's not even close to the same level as guys like Ortiz or Pujols or Griffey for that matter.[QUOTE]
I think this is an inherent weakness in the WBC scheduling. One commentator suggested they hold future ones a few weeks after the regular season, perhaps pitting the U.S. World Series against the others. I think it does put some folks at a disadvantage missing their regular spring training and I understand some bowing out because they needed to train or rehabilitate for the regular season.