Be forewarned, friends, as what you'll see on the pages that follow is not for the feint of heart.
It doesn't matter how talented a player may be, how much money he may make or how the numbers on the back of his baseball card read—injuries don't discriminate, and they usually affect the one player that a team can least afford to lose, even if it's only for a handful of games.
While it may seem obvious that a team's worst-case injury scenario would be one that impacts a team's best player, that's not necessarily the case.
For contenders, do they have the depth to weather the storm that generally comes along with an injury to a key member of the team?
For pretenders, do they have other assets that are equally as attractive to potential buyers at the trade deadline?
With that in mind, let's take a look at the worst-case injury scenario for every team in baseball.