2012 has been a year full of wonderful surprises and crushing disappointments, some more wonderful and crushing than others.
From Opening Day to the final out of the World Series, baseball once again reminded us why it's the most entertaining game to follow, if for no other reason than the incredible story lines that it creates.
But 2012 isn't only limited to that eight-month period when meaningful baseball is being played.
Moves that were made during the Hot Stove Leagues that bookend the 2012 MLB season—the end of the 2012 Hot Stove League and the beginning of 2013's edition—have to be considered as well.
With that in mind, let's take a look at the past 12 months and what went well for our favorite teams—and what left something to be desired.
Rick Weiner is a Featured Columnist covering all of MLB and a member of B/R's Breaking News Team.