The World Baseball Classic is almost here. The tournament starts March 2 and runs through March 19 with 16 teams hoping to rule the baseball world. Since international baseball brings new players and storylines, Big League Stew is helping you get ready this worldly clash with previews of each team.
Pool: Pool D, Phoenix
’09 finish: 13th, 0-2. Didn’t advance out of pool play.
First game: March 9 vs. Mexico
Biggest star(s): Joey Votto. The freshly-crowned Face of the MLB is also the face of Team Canada. He’s the team’s leader, but there have been questions all week about whether he’ll actually play. At this point: He’s still unsure . Canada better be crossing its toes. Other stars on the roster include Justin Morneau and Brett Lawrie. Entire roster here .
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