Gio Gonzalez and X-Factors for Team USA Winning 2013 World Baseball Classic

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Gio Gonzalez and X-Factors for Team USA Winning 2013 World Baseball Classic
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It might be difficult for fans of USA Baseball, but I implore you: Please stop humming the theme song to Mighty Mouse in your head.

While it's true that Gio Gonzalez is coming, it's foolhardy to think that he alone is going to save the day for the United States in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

Not that the team necessarily needs saving. The roster that manager Joe Torre and Co. assembled has advanced to the second round of the tournament. They are now preparing to take on Puerto Rico at Marlins Park in Miami on Tuesday night.

But if we've learned one thing from following America's pastime, it's that you can never have too much pitching.

Gonzalez is certainly a fine addition to the mix for Team USA. But he alone isn't going to be the spark that ignites a fire under the keisters of a roster that has underachieved since the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006.

He's merely one of the players who will be key if the United States is going to make a run at the 2013 WBC crown. Let's take a look at Gonzalez and the other X-factors.

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