Phillips in WBC?
This tweet just came from the account of Reds 2B Brandon Phillips:
— Brandon Phillips (@DatDudeBP) January 10, 2013
Phillips is one of the best second basemen in baseball, a two-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner. If he has in fact been chosen to represent Team USA, it would be his first WBC.
There has been little news about World Baseball Classic rosters from MLB, but I wouldn’t be shocked if we hear formally about rosters in the next couple of weeks. Joey Votto, Johnny Cueto, Jay Bruce and others are also possible candidates to play. In the case of Votto, he said he would not play for Team Canada unless his surgically repaired left knee was 100 percent. Regardless, it will be a quirky Spring Training with players departing in March to play for their countries.