Thoughts on this after an extended long season...
Honestly I think the WBC is a farce. It has weird game rules and it is at an absolute wrong time.
I don't like that Vogey's going to pitch for the US. After a long season, he shouldn't be pithing competitive ball in March. Honestly with Romo on Mexico's team and Pablo playing for Venezuela, I'll be cheering for the US, Mexico, and Venezuela to lose so our guys don't get tired out.
According to Schulman, Posey won't be playing in the WBC.
If I remember correctly, the shorter offseason between '10 and '11 had an effect on a lot of arms, both at the start and end of the 2011 season.I'd prefer if Vogey was in ST and under the manager's control.
Hopefully Bochy has a word with Torre and Vogey ends up on a strict pitch count though.
Most teams didn't think Vogie was even going to have a prime.
Now that he is in it in his 30's, he is maximizing his baseball.
He's putting his season and, to a lesser extent, his career in jeopordy. What level of jeopordy is debatable. It could be minimal, but there's definitely a risk involved and it includes the Giants success.
I'm not sure how I feel about it. I'm not against it but I'm a little concerned. And of course if he struggles at the start of the season, we'll never hear the end of it all being the WBC's fault.