It was announced today on MLB.com that Mets reliever and lefty specialist Pedro Feliciano will join the Puerto Rican team in the World Baseball Classic.
I am completely against major league baseball players getting involved with it. I understand they want to play for their country and that’s all fine and dandy. My problem is it takes away from Spring Training.
Spring Training is where the players come together, learn to play together and get to know each other. The WBC takes the players away from this.
With K-Rod and JJ Putz new to the Mets bullpen, I think it would be important to start forming that bond that pitchers in the bullpen need to have. It’s a bond unlike any other on a baseball team. After all, they are isolated from the rest of the team until they are brought in to pitch and sit on the bench.
Since I am Puerto Rican, go Puerto Rico. Make us proud.