2. Get an Ace
If your team has an ace, then good for you.
No seriously, good for you. You're one of the lucky ones.
But if you don't, do what it takes to get a true ace pitcher. And I mean anything; trade away your prized prospect if you must, because a true ace is worth a lot in MLB 12: The Show.
Ratings matter most when it comes to pitchers in my experience, and in the playoffs it's all about pitching in The Show. Having that one guy that has the ability to throw a complete-game shutout can mean the difference between a top-ten pick and a league crown.