Did MLB make a mistake with the IOC?

The dropping of baseball from the Olympics has damaged the development of baseball around the world since the Olympic committees of many major countries like China are not financially supporting baseball any longer (could imagine the MLB TV ratings in China 10 years from now in case baseball was a very popular... show more The dropping of baseball from the Olympics has damaged the development of baseball around the world since the Olympic committees of many major countries like China are not financially supporting baseball any longer (could imagine the MLB TV ratings in China 10 years from now in case baseball was a very popular sport there?). However, it seems that baseball was dropped from the Olympics mainly because MLB clubs would not allow its top players to take part of the games.

Do you think MLB made a mistake by not fully committing to send its top players to the Olympics?
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