Originally written January 18, 2013 on Mets360.com:
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It is time for another round of the World Baseball Classic. This one is going to have a different feel for the Mets, who have been quite well-represented in previous tournaments. While all rosters have yet to be finalized, perhaps David Wright will be the only player from the major league roster to be involved in 2013. In the last go round the Mets had 17 players, including Wright, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado, J.J. Putz and Jose Reyes. In case you blocked it from your mind, the last WBC occurred in 2009. You might recall that 2009 did not go too well for the Mets. Each of the five players listed above who participated in the WBC ended up on the disabled list, which was a marked difference from the good health that the Mets enjoyed in 2008. That year Beltran, Delgado, Reyes and Wright played in 639 out of 648 games. In 2009 the same quartet played in just 287 games. It is easy to chalk up everything bad that happens to the WBC, but we should keep in mind that it is mos...
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