World Baseball Classic 2013 Results: Pool D's Biggest Stars, Goats

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World Baseball Classic 2013 Results: Pool D's Biggest Stars, Goats
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Italy will be one of two teams advancing to the semifinal round.

As the four teams of Pool D wrap up the first round of the World Baseball Classic, many storylines have emerged that summarize the past two days of play in Phoenix, AZ.

The Italian team's hot start out of the gate has propelled them to a semifinals appearance, highlighted by its 14-4 drubbing of Team Canada.

The United States hopes to avoid an early exit with a win against their northern rival this afternoon.

And, most notably, the nasty brawl between Team Mexico and the Canadians has the baseball world reeling and the WBC Committee reflecting upon the tie-breaking run-differential rule.

Which players have shined and which wish to return to their spring camps? Pool D has given us plenty to talk about, but who are the biggest stars and the lowliest goats?

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