Here's my thought about it: We can sit here and say "what if" about different games that didn't go our way over the season. In reality, that's baseball. That's why you play the games. This is how I look at it: We lost Matt Kemp (the best player in the game) for over 50 games and we still could crack 85 wins. That itself, makes us pretty spoiled that we're even in this position right now IMO. Yeah, the new additions didn't work right away, but look what's happening now. There needs to be a time for adjustment period. If we don't get in, I'm damn excited for what this team will bring for next year. Moving on to another topic, The Cardinals' luck has to run out. Sick of that franchise getting incredibly lucky year-in and year-out. Barely sneaking into the playoffs, almost choking a playoff lead, just ridiculous performances from old has been players (Berkman, Beltran). Bottomline is they've been lucky for awhile. That shit needs to run out.