Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Boston Red Sox

Jacoby Ellsbury, a bright spot amid the collapse, turned into a star this season. Rick Yeatts/Getty Images

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade -- whether in September (or before), the league division series, league championship series or World Series. It combines a broad overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski and Kevin Goldstein's farm-system overview.

Today we bid farewell to the Boston Red Sox, who still have a promising future despite an ugly end to the 2011 season.