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Dickey, Pettitte among Team USA stars at WBC

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08:06 AM ET 01.14 | It appears the United States will be taking a good deal of talent to the WBC. Veteran starting pitchers R.A. Dickey and Andy Pettitte plus star closers Craig Kimbrel and Chris Perez are among top major leaguers who have committed to play for Team USA in the WBC. Bullpen stars Luke Gregerson, Perez's Indians teammate Vinnie Pestano, and veteran outfielder Shane Victorino are among others added to Team USA. ... Mets third baseman David Wright, Twins catcher Joe Mauer, Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira and Orioles center fielder Adam Jones are among other stars who committed to Team USA. Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton and Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy also have committed.

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January 14, 2013  08:36 AM ET

Andy Pettitte? Wow, the Yankees must be thrilled to hear that. Andy, you only have so many bullets left, why are you wasting them in that tournament?

January 14, 2013  08:44 AM ET

Ryan Braun had better be careful.
Players will be subject to drug testing by the World Anti-Doping Agency. A lot tougher than MLB's testing.

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January 14, 2013  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Andy Pettitte? Wow, the Yankees must be thrilled to hear that. Andy, you only have so many bullets left, why are you wasting them in that tournament?

Totally agree. I'm sure he wants to play for Joe Torre again, but this seems very irresponsible to me. Unless you can somehow make the argument that the tournament helps him prepare for the regular season (I don't think that such an argument exists), the Yankees should do everything they can to stop Pettitte from playing.

January 14, 2013  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Totally agree. I'm sure he wants to play for Joe Torre again, but this seems very irresponsible to me. Unless you can somehow make the argument that the tournament helps him prepare for the regular season (I don't think that such an argument exists), the Yankees should do everything they can to stop Pettitte from playing.

I'm ok with him pitching in it. as long as he gets some kind of crazy baseball injury(or made up injury) at its conclusion that sidelines him for couple months and then comes back to the rotation about a month and half prior to the playoffs. At his age, he can't have anymore than 15-20 good starts in his arm.

January 14, 2013  11:24 AM ET
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I dislike this tournament incredibly.

from this tournament we would likely see a few players either pumped up or back to the DL shelf, should players get into the right direction?? we have to wait and see,,,

January 14, 2013  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

the Yankees should do everything they can to stop Pettitte from playing

unless there was a clause that it says not to let him play in the WBC but until then nothing its predictable,,,

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January 14, 2013  04:28 PM ET
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+1

+2

 
January 14, 2013  05:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Andy Pettitte? Wow, the Yankees must be thrilled to hear that. Andy, you only have so many bullets left, why are you wasting them in that tournament?

They're sho0ting for an average age of 36 for the team.

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