Every year there are players who have a career year offensively. These players often receive big salary bumps as well as accolades, increase in playing time (or batting order position) and pundits will talk about how it is the beginning of something special.
There are others who are at the beginning of the end.
This piece will look at those players who struggled mightily in 2012 and have to make some big time adjustments during the offseason to:
a) regain their former prowess
b) achieve their potential
c) come back strong from injury
Here are 13 players that fall into this category.