There was no September collapse in 2012 by the Atlanta Braves.
Just an October nightmare.
It was a very Kris Medlen-like performance, as the righty threw 6.1 innings only giving up two earned runs to the St. Louis Cardinals, but the double play that should've happened—which Chicago Cubs fans always seem to overlook so well—and two other errors cost Atlanta the first-ever Wild Card game.
The "Infield Fly Heard 'Round the World" didn't help, but the normally sure-handed Braves' defense collapsed.
This offseason may not be as painful as the previous, but the disappointment will linger in the clubhouse, especially as Chipper Jones—the poster boy of Atlanta baseball—is retiring.
Here are five things the Braves need to consider this winter.