10 Nightmare Scenarios Already Becoming Reality for MLB Teams in 2013

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10 Nightmare Scenarios Already Becoming Reality for MLB Teams in 2013
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Ryan Zimmerman's injury only compounds Washington's offensive woes early this season.

April is the easiest month of the year in the baseball season to overreact to. All the stats are going to move up and down at a rapid-fire pace because players are just beginning to accrue at-bats and innings. 

Last year, there was a panic about Albert Pujols because he went an entire month without hitting a home run and hitting like Luis Mendoza. He wound up finishing with 30 home runs and 105 RBI, not a bad season for a player who was done because of a poor April. 

So even as we look at teams struggling out of the gate, you have to remember not to push the panic button. Baseball is a game of peaks and valleys, but the key is to limit the former and extend the latter. 

With roughly 140 games remaining for all 30 teams, a lot of things can and will change over the next five months. But there are a few warning signals that some things might not go exactly as planned for some teams. 

Here is a look at the clubs with at least one big concern coming into the year that appears to be coming true. 

Note: All stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.

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