After not pitching in the 2009 World Baseball Classic while recovering from a knee injury, Johan Santana has apparently expressed interest in pitching for Team Venezuela in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, which will begin this March.
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, Santana will try to participate in the event once gets past a few obstacles he will have to go through, due to the time he spent on the disabled list at the end of the 2012 season.
The only way Santana will be able to participate is if a World Baseball Classic committee approves of his participation once it's determined whether he will be healthy enough to pitch or not.
However, if Santana is actually able to participate, it could be very risky for both himself and the Mets.
Here are three reasons why Santana participating in the World Baseball Classic would not be wise.