"I'll focus on one thing: the death spiral. It's a term I tossed out there a couple years ago after realizing that two or three guys plus associated personnel tended to lose their grip on a team when injuries stacked up. It's not bad management, it's just simple man-hours. As teams focus more and more on trying to get players back on the field, they lose their ability to do the little preventative things. They work as hard as they can, but there's only so much that they can do." - Will Carroll, discussing the Mets' cavalcade of injuries in 2009.