This time of year, we are always treated to two completely contradictory bits of conventional arm-chair psychology. When a team that is not contending plays relatively well down the stretch, analysts say "These teams are always tough this time of year. They can play loosey-goosey, because they aren't under pressure." When a non-contender plays poorly, the very same people will say "These guys have nothing to play for. They're already thinking about the golfing and fishing."
How about you tell us a little more about what you think is happening on the field (which are theoretically qualified to do), and do whole lot less wild guessing what you believe is going on in people's heads (which you are patently unqualified to do).
P.S. Don't try to find hidden meaning in the title of this article.