With the 2012 MLB playoffs in full swing, we're seeing some of the game's best players showcasing their talents as teams look to win baseball's biggest prize.
The postseason isn't for everyone, and as only eight teams find themselves still playing, the majority of the league's teams are already preparing for the 2013 season in hopes of improvement.
Fans often think of the best-case scenarios for their favorite teams, whether it's a breakout season, a heralded acquisition or a clutch run in October.
For every good outcome, however, there are a dozen things that can go wrong. And while I'm not saying any of these things will end up coming to fruition (in fact, I hope they don't), here are some worst-case scenarios for teams heading into next season.