Thirty-three games still remain on the Red Sox' regular season schedule, so anything is theoretically possible.
But let's face it: the math doesn't look good. The Red Sox will need to go on the kind of extended run that has eluded them thus far and get some help from some teams ahead of them in the wild card race.
Still, it's not as though the some good hasn't come out of the last month or so.
Here are some positive developments the Sox can take with them to 2020: