The bright side to me as that I'm actually looking forward to the postseason and next season. For the first time in a long time, I'm optimistic about the future, thanks largely to new ownership.
If this were 2005, I'd be extremely disappointed that we blew a great opportunity to make the playoffs, especially during a weak year in the NL that probably won't happen again anytime soon. And I'd fully expect to fall back into the years-old funk the Reds have been in.
But with Bob Castellini and the new ownership group, I'm excited about the progress we made. I think Bob got a taste of winning during his first year as a majority owner, and by all accounts, he liked that feeling. He's going to want to sustain it, so I expect him to help Krivsky fill the holes the team has.
No matter what does or doesn't happen this season, I'm already looking forward to spring training.