With the 2012 MLB regular season over, the fans certainly have a lot to reminisce about during the upcoming offseason. 2012 was full of laughs, cries, surprises and disappointments, all of which helped the season as a whole take shape. As a result, we can only hope that 2013 can bring more of the same and then some because in 2012, some players broke out and made their early mark on the history books.
Honestly, who wasn't absolutely floored by Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout's rookie season? Here's a man who came in with so much hype and did more than answer the bell once he became a regular. He is now a fan favorite and has a potentially Hall of Fame caliber career ahead of him.
Similarly, however, some players came into the season with a lot of high hopes and left the fans disappointed. Their losses were the surprise stars' gains.
That said, with the playoffs underway, let's take a trip down memory lane and look at some of the boom and bust players of the 2012 season.