It's been an extremely disappointing week for the Tampa Bay Rays. After losing seven of their last eight in the midst of the AL playoff race, they now find themselves with their backs firmly against the wall and at the verge of elimination.

So, as the 2012 season continues to near a upsetting end, who's to blame for this late season collapse?

The Rays' September failures have been a team effort, but their are five players who have just been flat-out awful this month.