The 2012 Red Sox were done in by poor starting pitching and injuries. It was a season that never got started.
This graphic has a timeline of what went wrong, complete with all the controversies.
Nick Cafardo writes that there are no game-changing managers out there to hire.
The notebook has Mark Melancon closing strong after a difficult season.
Felix Doubront pitched well, but the Orioles beat the Red Sox, 4-3.
In the Sunday Baseball Notes, Nick looks at the good work Dan Duquette and Billy Beane did this season to build winning teams.