Looks like Sabathia won't be pitching for the United States in the WBC after all. Obviously this is good news for the Indians in 2006, though I was looking to forward to seeing him perform in the WBC.
Wow, this tournament was poorly planned. I'm sure I will still be watching it, as there is plenty of talent involved.
Really, this is the best of all worlds for Indians fans. Another diversion in March, but without risking our top arm.
UPDATE: Merging dgcambridge's post with mine ... [Jay] ... Sabathia expressed doubts about competing yesterday for the first time, citing concerns about letting down his Indians teammates. A sampling of yesterday's comments: