The baseball season is a grind. There’s no way around it. Six months, 162 games, with a few extra if you’re lucky.
It’s human nature to get hot and tail off a little bit. This, of course, also refers to teams. Even the greatest teams have swoons in the season. It’s all about how they’re timed.
Some of the best, most well-constructed teams in MLB history peaked too soon, while others got hot at just the right time.
These teams started slow, then caught fire to make the postseason — and history. They are the biggest turnarounds in MLB history.