I've said all along, that I've never "felt it" this year. At no point did this team ever feel like anything but a .500 at best in a bad league.
It's been more fun than the previous few years, but IMO, this has been as unexciting as a "pennant race" could possibly be. I felt no pain, anger, or even frustration when we lost today-- or even when we went 2-8 out West for that matter-- and that's coming from a guy who's been labeled around here as needing serious help for his sports addiction
We have the 17th best record in baseball-- and in another week, we could easily fall into the 20's. Hard to get excited about a team in that slot.
I defended Wayne all year, and I am still semi-excited to see what he does in the off-season. I am pleased with the effort of the FO. But I must admit, I'm looking pretty stupid right now defending the Kearns-Lopez trade. Not because I love either of those guys-- who I still maintain were/are VASTLY overrated by many on the board. But whenever you make a variety of moves and your team actually GETS WORSE, then it's hard to argue those were the right moves.
I guess the biggest concern I have is that our stance in the "race" this year will be a mirage for which the FO hides behind. This organization is still in need of MAJOR change.