While it is a wonderful time of the year for the four teams that are still alive and playing October baseball, the rest of the league is left to think about next year.
Who will be competitive? Who will fall off early? Who will fail to meet expectations?
Surely, this season we witnessed some incredible stories throughout the league. There were no-hitters, there were surprise teams that were successful and, of course, there were teams that failed to live up to other-worldly expectations.
The same will hold true in 2013.
For now, we are left to examine each team individually and identify some of the flaws in their respective organizations.
Where better to start than with the pitching rotation? Every team has a weak link. Some have more than that. For fun or for sobering reality (whichever way you'd prefer to view it), here is a look at the worst starting pitcher on every major league roster in 2012.