With the longest season in professional sports, baseball is definitely a marathon and not a sprint. Every season, several teams seem destined for the postseason after a hot start early in the year.
However, a fast start does not always equal a successful season. Take the 2011 Cleveland Indians as an example. They started the season with a remarkable 30-15 record, but failed to make the playoffs.
Here is a look at five teams that have started the 2012 campaign with a winning record but will eventually fall off and miss the postseason.