"And there's still *blank* games to play"
How many times has this line been given all year by certain fans, media, and even management? Well guess what: we're 10+ games out now, the season is over, and we're not coming back. So much for the blanket apologists.
Hopefully in the future these individuals take losses a little more seriously instead of thinking that being 3, 4, 5 games back can just as easily turn to 10 plus games back and your season over, which is exactly what happened.
Sorry, everything is NOT OK, everything will NOT work out, just because you think Pythagorean run differential will balance out the win total. Just the opposite can happen, and you are more likely to get WORSE.
Maybe next year everyone will take things a little more seriously instead of "trust in Walt and Dusty!" when we start playing like crap. This franchise is still a discombobulated mess.