Any month that ends in a wholesale free-for-all for a team that had World Series aspirations before the season started probably wasn't a good one. It definitely wasn't a good month for the Philadelphia Phillies.
It has been a long time since the Phillies were out of the postseason race this early in the season. Sure, they had their reasons: Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Roy Halladay missed a good portion of the first half of the season.
You try and win a division as tough as the National League East without the middle of your order and one of the best pitchers in baseball. That's not a simple task.
But the Phillies aren't the type of club to make excuses. Instead, they'll have to stand before the executioner (I think he goes by Ruben Amaro Jr. nowadays) and take their lumps. Necks are on the chopping block, and it is no one's fault but their own.
For Phillies fans, this could be a depressing month. This is the end of the road. The team that won the World Series in 2008 is going to be effectively eulogized through a mass sell-off.
Here's where each player went wrong (and the very few who went right.)
*All statistics are through Monday, July 30.