The Los Angeles Dodgers are a franchise in flux. They are normally a proud and decorated team known for their stellar farm system, exuberant fans and talented major league roster.
Today, as we all anxiously await the beginning of a new year, the Dodgers anxiously await the beginning of a new era; an era they hope is a successful one.
Since the unfortunate departure of Manny Ramirez in August of 2010, the Dodgers have spiraled out of control both on and off the field.
From the former owner Frank McCourt’s lack of money and lack of security in the parking lots to the unfortunate opening day incident and of course the inconsistencies on the field, the team is not what they once were.
Dodger fans will try and stay optimistic as I’m sure Cubs and Red Sox fans were when their curses were only 23 years young. But let’s face it, the Dodgers aren’t going to be playing October baseball anytime soon.
I recently wrote a couple of pieces, one grading the offseason moves of the team, the other discussing ways to win back the fans. I have yet to write a piece discussing how the team would improve in 2012 because they won’t.
Here are seven reasons the Dodgers will be even worse this coming season.