Fox Sports.com ranks the Dodgers seventh among all postseason teams. Just to calibrate, that's one notch above a non-existent team in the eighth spot, who is still waiting to find out if they can occupy the last playoff role and the honor of playing the Yankees by qualifying with the worst playoff-eligible record in the major leagues (a 86-76 record, as currently owned by both the Tigers and Twins (hence the 163rd game), would place them two games behind the Giants):
There are just too many rotation issues and offensive woes to trust the Dodgers. They're arguably playing the worst of any team, regardless of league, going into the playoffs. Manny Ramirez can immediately change that if he gets hot, but his performance over the final week doesn't lend confidence to that happening. The rotation is very unsettled and doesn't stack up well to the Cardinals' and Phillies'. At their core, the Dodgers are a very talented team, but they're just not playing well enough in any one facet to think they'll get more than two wins this postseason.
Not included in the litany of Dodger insults are the facts that we don't wash behind the ears, we forget to put the seat down sometimes, and we refuse to throw away or stop wearing that lucky t-shirt that we wear to all Dodger games, despite the fact that it has holes in the front panel and it smells like it's been dragged behind a New Orleans garbage truck.