Reported by Mike DiGiovannaJanuary 12, 2013, 2:40 p.m.
Angels center fielder Mike Trout has informed tournament organizers that he will not play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic in March, Trout’s agent, Craig Landis, said Saturday.
Good decison in my opinion.
Spring training with the Angels is where he belongs.
Exactly. Good for him.
Wasn't that where Juan Rivera broke his leg years ago?
He was never the same player afterwards.
Nice post. Can see why you're so well liked on this board.
I really don't blame him. The WBC really isn't important. They try to make it this country against country event, but it's a poor attempt. Teams quickly put together, no coordination, no real effort. Kind of like the pick up games we played as kids. Who ever is available we'll make a team out of them.
Judging from the last two WBCs, there also appears to be a wide range of ability levels not only between teams, but between players on the same teams as well. Seriously, we're really suppose to believe this is the best each country has to offer?
Better to begin spring training, put forth your best effort to get ready to play for your team during the regular season when it actually means something.
I'm really not with you on this one.
The USA is not prepared for this, other countries are. The WBC is meaningless. Unless you are a pitcher, the odds of getting hurt are not very significant, however, the ramifications of getting hurt are immense.
Who cares if Trout doesn't play?