2010 L.A. Dodgers: A Lost Season for the Team

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2010 L.A. Dodgers: A Lost Season for the Team

I've had it.

I've reached a stage this baseball season where I could care less about the Dodgers.

Its not the players.

Its not even the coaching staff.

The once proud franchise of the Los Angeles Dodgers has been ruined by the ownership of the McCourt family in their dragged-out divorce.

The team's potential to compete as a contender has been reduced to nothing.

Its not even the fact that they have a horrible record, because they don't. Its the fact that with the necessary acquisitions of an ace pitcher, a reliever, and another big bat in the lineup, this team had the talent to win another division and make a serious run in the playoffs.

Instead, they are six and a half games and falling in the Wild Card race and things are only getting worse.

This is a team that had a real chance to contend for a World Series with a young core of Clayton Kershaw, Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, and James Loney. All they had to do in the offseason was part with Billingsley and some prospect by trading for Roy Halladay or Cliff Lee (who were being dangled the entire offseason by their respective teams) and get that Number One Ace for the pitching staff.

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What did they do instead? They offered minor league contracts to washouts Russ Ortiz, Ramon Ortiz, who did completely nothing. (Shocker I know)

They spend a little less than $2 million on old bench players in the entire offseason, and raise the ticket prices!

The opportunities were there to attain an ace, and because of the "need" to pay for lawyers for the divorce between Jamie and Frank, this was never accomplished.

I'll always look back on the 2010 season for the Dodgers and refer to it as "The Lost Season." It was a year when they could have accomplished something big and exciting but never did.

So I challenge you to ask yourself. Do you even care about the Dodgers anymore?

I don't.

Get back to me when the name McCourt is no longer associated with the Dodgers organization.

 

 

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