This list of nightmare scenarios is dedicated to all of the times you've frustratingly wondered aloud, "What else could possibly go wrong?"
Technically speaking, every team's nightmare scenario would involve medical exams, police reports, natural disasters or some combination of the three. But let's not explore the incredibly inexact science of predicting the next person to fall victim to Tommy John surgery.
Instead, these are plausible nightmares that could strike every MLB team before the end of this calendar year.
Could the San Francisco Giants fail to re-sign any of their key free agents?
Can the Houston Astros set a modern-day record for consecutive seasons of futility?
Will the New York Yankees' playoff push suddenly be derailed by losing Alex Rodriguez?
Are the White Sox actually hoping Adam Dunn retires?
We have an answer for each of those questions and 26 others on the following slides, which are arranged in alphabetical order by team location, starting in the American League with the Baltimore Orioles.
*Unless otherwise cited, all statistics are courtesy of Fangraphs.com and are accurate through the start of play on Thursday, September 5.