Most Dodger fans did not expect this, with the team coming off two straight NLCS appearances with a good core of young players.
However, when the season started, I was afraid that this swooning futility might happen, sorry to say.
Here, in my humble opinion, is why the Dodgers are where they are at this point:
Manny Ramirez and Jeff Weaver are currently on rehab assignments in the minors, they are scheduled to rejoin the team this weekend.
Shortstop Rafael Furcal is on the disable list with a bad hamstring, and opening day starter Vicente Padilla is out with an arm injury for roughly two months.
Particularly with Ramirez and Furcal, those are key players that the Dodgers have been missing.