The Marlins, Phillies, Red Sox and Diamondbacks were optimistic this spring, flush with deep payrolls and hopes for a deep run through the playoffs. Now with little time left in the season, all four likely won't even make the playoffs, even with this year's expanded Wild Card rules. That makes 2012 a season of shame.
Teams like the Marlins, Red Sox and Phillies entered spring with huge payrolls and high hopes for deep runs through the playoffs. Now with little time left in the season, all are likely to miss the playoffs, making this a season of shame.