They got saves in all three victories from Trevor Rosenthal, a converted junior college shortstop who throws no fastball slower than 98 mph and was a 21st-round draft choice.The Dodgers, who lost that series in four games, don’t tell stories like that.They have trouble saying goodbye. Manager Don Mattingly talked of “an overabundance of outfielders” which led to Yasiel Puig’s benching in Game 4.The club says it wants to rely on homegrown players again, like outfielder Joc Pederson, but where would he play?Andre Ethier is owed $53.5 million through 2017, Matt Kemp $86 million through 2019 and Carl Crawford $62.7 million through 2017.Puig, already the Dodgers’ best position player at 24, has a contract that rises to $9.2 million in 2018.This isn’t the NFL. You can’t change the formation and play four-wide. And you can’t stash one of them at first base, where Adrian Gonzalez has $85 million left on a deal that runs through 2018.The Dodgers can handle those contracts much easier than they can trade them. They have definite needs, in both their rotation and bullpen, but there’s no indication they can find them within.They seem inclined to let shortstop Hanley Ramirez walk, and would like Corey Seager to replace him at some point. But Seager doesn’t turn 21 until late April.It seems odd to say that the Dodgers have organizational problems when Puig, Kemp, Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen all came through the ranks. But we see it every year in almost every sport: A lot of good players usually beats a few great ones.The Cardinals have a flow of young pitching, and they sprinkle the field with reasonably-priced free agents and well-schooled kids. Six of their nine starters in Game 4 were players they drafted.And, with all that, Zack Greinke is pitching Game 5 tonight at Dodger Stadium if Kershaw could have sneaked that final curveball past Adams.All four favorites, not just the Dodgers, lost Division Series.Still, the loss was a gut punch to a franchise that is not spending $240 million just to stimulate the local economy. Business is good, but it would be even better with a World Series.Instead, Guggenheim has gotten no closer to the castle than did Frank McCourt. In Anaheim, Moreno trails Disney in World Series appearances and titles, 1-0.The brass, specifically president Stan Kasten, will have to judge if the Dodgers had packed everything they needed into the postseason. Mattingly treated most of the bullpen as if radioactive, and he only trusted three starters.Kasten worked in Atlanta and says he wants a same farm-to-ballpark approach that Bobby Cox and John Schuerholz built. Neither he nor general manager Ned Colletti wanted to trade top kids for David Price, Jon Lester or Jake Peavy, the extra starter they needed. But Price and Peavy did not cost Detroit and San Francisco their best minor leaguers.It is difficult to load all your hopes on today AND tomorrow. If the Dodgers’ richest players can’t be moved, there would seem to be little reason to hang on to Pederson, particularly with his value.Of course, the Dodgers could deal Ethier and promise to keep paying his salary. Even this year they were still paying Andruw Jones.Eventually the team that keeps laundering its mistakes keeps losing to teams that don’t make any. And, in that way, a smaller payroll actually helps a team like the Cardinals make disciplined decisions.Mattingly? Firing him would be nothing more than a PR move, the illusion of action. The Dodgers’ problem is not chemistry but geometry, as the square pegs get older and the round hole gets deeper. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Angels are 42 games over .500 with one playoff appearance and zero playoff games won.Sometimes goodbyes are good.The Cardinals signed Carlos Beltran to compensate for Pujols, then said goodbye to him, too. Their five busiest relief pitchers from 2012 have all been replaced.They got three home runs in this Division Series from Matt Carpenter, an 18th-round draft choice.They got a series-winning home run from Matt “Big City” Adams, a 23rd-round draft choice who made $517,000 this year. Albert Pujols officially left St. Louis on Dec. 6, 2011. There were no torched jerseys, no midnight vigils.Cardinals’ fans were still high on a World Series title. A season-ticket holder named Jeff Schmitt sat at Mike Shannon’s restaurant that day and said, “Sure, we’re sad, but what more could he have given us? We’re losing a good man, but no man is bigger than the franchise.”Meanwhile, Anaheim mobbed Pujols as if he were a new In-N-Out franchise. Arte Moreno finally had cattle as big as his hat.Since then the Cardinals are 64 games over .500 in three seasons, with four playoff series victories.