As Carl Crawford, Nick Punto, Josh Beckett and Adrian Gonzalez headed west, along with their $330 million-plus in contracts, the Dodgers continued to hang around in the NL wild card picture.
But now, it looks like their time has run out. With three games left to play, Los Angeles trails the Cardinals by two games for the second NL wild card spot. While Beckett has pitched effectively and Gonzalez is heating up, those who cheer for LA may have to wait until 2013 to see the full effect of the blockbuster trade.
See what Nick Cafardo had to say about the Dodgers with Tom Caron in the video above from Red Sox First Pitch.