The Season is over...
Simple as that. They won't be going to the playoffs this year folks. Methinks that 5 1/2 games in the next 6 weeks is a bit too much for this club to overcome.
There are a few reasons this team will, most likely, come up short in 2006. They are:
Casey Kotchman getting sick and the revolving door at 1B that ensued.
Adam Kennedy playing much worse than anyone anticipated and Mike Scioscia not doing anything about it.
A much less effective bullpen than in years past.
Not enough offense from 1B, 2B, 3B, CF and DH.