Being on top of the standings at the beginning of the year is great, but what really matters is having one of the best records in baseball after the last day of the season.
Throughout baseball history, there have been a number of teams that looked like World Series contenders that have struggled late in the year. In some cases, these teams have lost playoff spots as a result.
The New York Yankees had a big lead during the 2012 season and have seen it dwindle down due to their recent struggles. They could end up having one of the worst collapses in baseball history.