2012 MLB Busts Guaranteed to Post Better Years in 2013

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2012 MLB Busts Guaranteed to Post Better Years in 2013
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No one ever wants to be labeled a "bust" or a "flop," but each season there are a handful of players who come up well short of expectations and turn in a disappointing campaign.

In some cases this signals the beginning of the end, but for others a bounce-back season is a reasonable expectation.

With that, here are the 2012 MLB busts who are in the best position to post better seasons in 2013.

I opted not to consider a player who missed substantial time due to injury to be a bust, so guys like Mariano Rivera, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Troy Tulowitzki, Jacoby Ellsbury, Roy Halladay and Carl Crawford aren't included on this list.

Instead, the focus was strictly on players who disappointed with their performance on the field and who are capable of turning things around with a big season in 2013.

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