Re: What Corner Are You In?
They playoffs are a strange creature - strange things can happen in a short series, where an unexpected team can suddenly get hot and find themselves going for the ultimate trophy. Who knows.
That said, I highly doubt that will happen, this year. What I see this year's playoffs for the Reds is: Experience. This is a young team, and a hungry one - but, I don't think, quite good enough. This will give their kids a chance to play in a true pressure situation, a chance to get their feet wet.
And a chance to see another team celebrate as that other team passes to the other round. This is where the hunger will come into play.
I can almost picture the likes of Votto, Bruce, Phillips and Cueto sitting in the Reds' dugout, unblinking, watching the other team celebrate their last victory of the playoffs (maybe even in GABP...imagine that). Those guys and more will want more. They will hunger even more that celebration. Sure, they can watch it on TV - but seeing it before you. And that hunger will grow.
Could be wishful thinking, but this team has proven time and time again this season (early on, at least) that they can come from behind and can handle pressure. They just need to grow into it a little bit more.