The 2011 Scottsdale Scorpions, you would have to say in retrospect, were a vast disappointment. In fact, though we have not looked through the records, you can venture to say they were the biggest flop in the history of the Arizona Fall League.

Through some stroke of fate, the Scorpions were loaded with Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Will Middlebrooks. Somehow, they finished dead last. They went 14-22, seven games behind Salt River.

"We were supposed to be real good," Trout said Monday afternoon in a room full of American League all-stars. "It didn't work out that way. It was a long year. I think every game was like 13-12 or 13-10. I guess we got tired. I don't know."