Before the start of the 2012 MLB season, we all figured that teams like the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels, Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers would be in the playoff race.
It is now early May, and all six of those teams are either in last place or second-to-last place in their respective divisions.
The good news for these teams is that it's still very early in the season. The bad news is that all of them have serious issues that need to be fixed. Their flaws have proven to be killer flaws.
Getting back in the thick of the postseason race is not going to be easy for any of the six teams listed above, but nothing is impossible. Here are some keys to turning around those six teams and a few other would-be contenders.