I still disagree. I think this year's team was meant to pick second (which it would based on run differential) or third (which it would have with three fewer wins) with 65-68 wins, which still would have been as many as five wins better than last year's team, though I don't think the front office really cared if the record was better. And next year's team was meant to pick 9th or 10th with 73-75 wins.
Both the 2015 and 2016 teams had expected win/pythagorean records of 62-100. Can next year's team realistically add 15-18 wins of run differential? Even if they did sign a better-quality veteran OF, "proven" closer (who, in terms of save percentage, couldn't do much better than this year's closer) and higher-end starter, I'm not sure they could, and they are not going to do any of those things. Hopefully they will add 10-12 wins of run differential from the improved play of the internal options, and the call-ups.