Wow first I read that the Wilpons don't want Manny, now I read they aren't going to buy into this World Baseball Classic nonsense.
Spring training is to get your players ready as a team. Get your work in and don't worry about wins and losses and see how the unit plays as one cohsesive force. Having half your guys play against Mike Piazza and Italy is a waste of time.
The Mets, citing Johan’s Santana’s recent knee surgery, have cast doubt on the Venezuelan pitcher’s participation in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
“We don’t want to have him be in the heat of the battle in early March when he’s coming off a minor surgery,” Minaya said. “It’s minor, but it’s still surgery. We will have to use precaution.”