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The Dodgers made it to two straight National League Championship Series, only to lose both times to the Philadelphia Phillies.
With almost the entire team returning in 2010, it looked like the Dodgers would compete yet again for a World Series berth.
Instead, they finished the season at 78-81. So what happened?
Underachieving players and injuries.
Rafael Furcal only gave the Dodgers 383 at-bats. Matt Kemp, Casey Blake, and James Loney all posted lower OPS numbers in 2010 than they did in 2009.
And of course, Manny Ramirez. Mannywood became a war zone this season, as he spent most of the season injured or complaining, before he was finally dealt to the Chicago White Sox.
Not to mention, the divorce of the McCourt's cast a pall of uncertainty over the finances of the squad.
The Dodgers could bounce back next season. Players like Andre Either, Clayton Kershaw, and Chad Billingsley could carry the Dodgers back to the postseason in 2011. But this year was a huge disappointment.