Personally, I'm a fan of the World Baseball Classic. People can quibble over when or how it should be played, but in my mind it should definitely be played. With that said, I'm a tad bit more excited about it now that Luke Gregerson will be a part of Team USA. The normal concerns about workload of course will come with his inclusion. Unlike Jake Peavy's experiences as a starting pitcher for Team USA where he had to go a few innings at a time in the year when his workload might not normally be that high, Gregerson will only be asked to pitch an inning here or there. That's somewhat similar to what he'd do as a part of Spring Training. Of course, the stress will be amped up with meaningful games on the line and potentially the manager could call on him on shorter rest than he would normally get in Spring Training.
Luke Gregerson To Pitch For Team USA
Gaslamp Ball | Jan 14