The Philadelphia Phillies and 5 MLB Teams Who Will Disappoint in 2012

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The Philadelphia Phillies and 5 MLB Teams Who Will Disappoint in 2012
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Baseball season is close to beginning, and as spring training winds down, writers and baseball fans around the globe are making their predictions for the upcoming season. Predicting a baseball season is not easy by any means, but there are some telltale sings of which teams are likely to exceed expectations and which teams will fall short of them.

To accurately predict a baseball season, much like I did in 2010 when I prophesied the SF Giants winning the World Series before the season even began, you must account for players' improvement and decline, potential injuries and roster changes, and the competition and philosophy of the teams and their rivals.

Clearly, this is no easy task. However, after much analysis, here are the top five teams who are most likely to underperform in the 2012 season.

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