So MSNBC's Ventre and the LA Times' Plaschke have deicded to weigh in on what's killing the Dodgers. Apparently its their youth! This is especially hilarious because MSNBC also has a story about how its the Yankees' youngsters that are propelling them to the playoffs.
Now, I'd buy the argument about youth killing the Dodgers, if the youth sucked. But Matt Kemp, James Loney and Andre Ethier are putting up better numbers than the clowns the Dodgers trot out in their stead. In fact, with the exception of Tony Abreu, every young position player is outplaying their saggy counterpart. So why isn't this a story about how the Dodgers' veterans aren't good enough, instead of about how the youth movement has killed their season? Sheesh.
List of contributing youngsters for playoff teams in the AL:
CLE: Asdrubal Cabrera, Ryan Garko, Franklin Gutierrez, Jensen Lewis, Rafael Perez.
ANA: Howie Kendrick, Reggis Willits, Mike Napoli, Casey Kotchman, Kendry Morales, Jered Weaver.
NYY: Robinson Cano, Melky Cabrera, Shelley Duncan, Joba Chamberlain, Phillip Hughes, Ian Kennedy.
BOS: Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jon Lester, Clay Bucholtz, Hideki, Daisuke Matsuzaka.
Seriously? Am I missing something about why the Dodgers veterans have a right to complain?