If the Toronto Blue Jays happen to be looking for a poster child to represent the misery that is their 2012 season, they could easily settle on Adam Lind.

The first baseman/designated hitter has gone through a season where he couldn't hit his weight, was demoted, placed on waivers and left open for any team to take him — none did — dropped from the 40-man roster, went on the DL with upper back problems (missing 29 games) and now is left to play out a season from hell and look forward to an off-season where no doubt his name will continue to pop up in trade rumours.

All this just three seasons removed from a year where he, along with Aaron Hill, were considered to be the Golden Boys and the future cornerstones of the franchise.