Emotions ran high in the American League East this season, but despite the hopes of Toronto Blue Jays fans, the Jays weren't the birds who managed to lift off of the ground in 2012.
Now that the Orioles have made the playoffs for the first time in fifteen years, the Blue Jays are the only team in the AL East that still hasn't made the playoffs in the new millennium.
The way their system has been managing talent in the past few years, it looked like Toronto might have stood a chance in Major League Baseball's toughest division.
Like what happens so often, though, injuries to big-time players like Jose Bautista, as well as promising prospects like Drew Hutchison, hampered the Jays from claiming any ground in the East.
2013 will be a new year and with it will come more young talent from the minor leagues.
Here are some top prospects in the Jays system who could become full-time members of the major league club next season; some who've played a few games with the big club and some who are still itching to get up there.