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AL EAST

Yankees: The Bronx Bombers won the division, but were bounced from the playoffs in the ALDS. Cano continues his ascent to stardom. #Jeter3000hits

Rays: Maddon won manager of the year, as down nine games in September the Rays stormed back and took the wild card. #whoneedsCarlCrawford

Red Sox: Poor start and a poor finish doomed Boston. Up nine games early in September, the lead vanished. Reports after the season uncover a major clubhouse mess. #beers+popeyechicken+videogamesduringrealgames=majorcollapse #pitchingstaffoutofshape

Blue Jays: Exciting young talent struggled through growing pains, yet Jays showed great potential in an 81-81 season. #BautistaBombs #LawriefromLangley

Orioles: Pitching for the O’s was a major weakness, and will need to be addressed if they plan on being more competitive in the AL East. #Needpitching

AL CENTRAL

Tigers: 95 wins, the best pitcher in the AL, and a trip to the ALCS. A very successful season for the Tigers, as they look to defend their AL Central title next season. #CyYoung+MVPforVerlander?

Indians: After a surprising red hot start to the season, the Indians fell back to earth, and finished one game below .500.  #2good2betrue

White Sox: Franchise record $127 million payroll didn’t help much as the Sox finished third in the division. Result, press conferences will be less fun next season without Ozzie around. #AceVenturatime

Royals: Former second overall draft pick Alex Gordon finally put it all together and ended the season with 23 home runs and a .303 average.  #ASG2012

Twins: Favoured by many to win the division, the Twins were a major disappointment, finishing last in their division. #helpwanted

AL WEST

Rangers: Another World Series visit, and still nothing to show for it. The Rangers had a fantastic season despite dissapointing end. #atleasttheMavswon

Angels: The January trade of Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera for Vernon Wells seemed like a bad decision at the time, and looks even worse now. #worstcontractinbaseball

A’s: The A’s missed the playoffs for the fifth straight season. Best OBP on the team was only .332, doesn’t sound like moneyball to me. #couldPitthavehelped

Mariners: It is hard to win games when you can’t score runs. The Mariners scored the fewest runs in baseball this season and their lineup resembled a AAA team. #KingFelixrunsupport

NL EAST

Phillies: Four aces in their rotation, and an NLDS exit. Dominating all season doesn’t matter if you can’t win in October. #notsosunnyinphiladephia

Braves: The wild card was seemingly wrapped up early in September, but then the Braves collapsed and blew an 8.5 game lead in 23 days to the Cardinals. #wouldthishavehappenedwithBobbyCox?

Nationals: Dishing out big money in free agency does not necessarily lead to success, as the Nationals finished well out of contention in the division. #strasisback

Mets: That new ballpark just isn’t so friendly to the Mets as they won 43 wins on the road and only 34 at home. #resignreyes?

Marlins: Their last season as the “Florida Marlins” left few memorable moments. Ozzie Guillen will be the skipper next season in their new ballpark. #MiamiMarlins

NL CENTRAL

Brewers: Braun and Fielder led the charge all season, both posting MVP worthy numbers, and powered the Brew Crew to the NLCS. #Beastmode #Tonyplush

Cardinals: The Franchises’  11th World Series was its most improbable. The “Comeback Cards” defied the odds all season, and won in an incredibly exciting series. #WINNING #goodbyeAlbert?

Pittsburgh: After being above .500 in July, the Pirates returned to their losing ways and finished below that mark for the 17th straight season. #somethingsneverchange

Cubs: Another season, and still no championship. Even with Castro blossoming into one of the best short stops in baseball, the Cubs only won 71 games. #WelcomeTheo #Billygoat

Astros: By far the fewest wins in baseball (56). The Astros need to make major changes if they hope to compete in the years to come. #epicfail

NL WEST

Arizona: A young and exciting ball club, lead by Justin Upton, the DBacks made the playoffs for the first time since 2001, but came up short in the NLCS. #excitingfuture

Giants: Even with a brilliant pitching staff, the defending World Series champs did not return to the playoffs due to an anemic lineup. #‘Vogelstrong’ #pandaisback!

Dodgers: Divorce proceedings provided major distraction as the Dodgers won only 82 games. Matt Kemp has an MVP caliber season in an overall losing cause. #focusonthefield

Rockies: Tulowitzki had a monster season, but ace Jimenez got shipped off after the Rockies were out of contention. #Rocktoberfestwillhavetowait

Padres: It’s hard to compete when the team leader in home runs only goes deep 11 times. #MissingAdrian

GENERAL TWEETS

World Series: The most exciting World Series since 2001. If you didn’t see Game 6, you missed one of the most exciting games ever. #FreeseMVP

Free Agents: Pujols, Fielder, and maybe even CC. The Free agent crop is destined to dominate the sports page this offseason. #PujolstotheCubs?

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