The Milwaukee Brewers failed in 2012.
There's no need to sugarcoat it or try to make light of a dark season.
The fact is—the Brewers underachieved.
Coming off a trip to the National League Championship Series in 2011, expectations soared even higher entering this season. Those expectations were quickly put to bed.
With injuries stacking up, as well as blown saves and losses, the Brewers shipped Zack Greinke to Los Angeles for highly touted shortstop Jean Segura. Milwaukee started winning shortly after and eventually became in contention for the second wild card spot.
They came up short and finished the season with a 83-79 record, good enough for third in the N.L. Central. Without the injuries and the lack of a solid bullpen, Milwaukee's season might have ended on a different path.
Here are my grades of the Milwaukee Brewers offense, starting pitching and bullpen in 2012.