1) He didn't know he would be benched--why are people complaining that he didn't get enough work? It's the way the game is, it's not his fault.
2) I'd rather have him get 10 ABS in intense competition in the WBC than 20 in the laid back start to ST. Wouldn't you?
3) Wily Mo has always been a hard worker--why is his ethic being called into question for participating an a tournament that MLB HEAVILY encouraged players to participate in?
4) The worry that Griffey would get hurt in the WBC was far more dangerous to the Reds than Wily Mo's playing time--why has the focus been on the later? Griffey played well, but that didn't reduce the risk of injury.
Wily Mo could be a franchise player, he worked hard this winter and I think he'll have a breakout year this year. I'm so against trading him for a 4.5 era pitcher.