The Dodgers are in the mess that they are in because of GM Ned Colletti. However, Joe Torre has done nothing to help the situation. His constant reliance on Scott Proctor in the bullpen and Mark Sweeney as the first hitter off the bench has cost the Dodgers many games.
I guess it's a bit harder to work with a team that isn't blessed with Mariano Rivera coming out of the pen and pinch-hitters actually capable of swinging a bat.
The Dodgers are still in the NL West race, but they could have saved a lot of money since their record would probably be similar under Joe Torre or Grady Little.
Ned Colletti has no fundamental understanding or insights whatsoever into the game of baseball. He is undoubtedly one of the most unqualified GMs in professional sports today.