Originally Posted by redsfan30
I have never cared for C. Trent. Seems far to smug for my liking plus I always hated the pedistal he was put on here at Redszone while working for the Post.
There is no way the players aren't still thinking about it. Are they dwelling on it like we as fans? Probably not. I doubt it's consuming them. Baseball players are athletes. Baseball players are men. Athletes and men are competitive by nature. If you're not, you're in the wrong business. I think it will be on thier minds for a week or so but then thier focus will shift to relaxation and recovery in order to get ready for Spring Training which will be here before we know it.
I think it will be on the collective mind of Redszone for the next calendar year. The measuring stick, at least to me, is now the NLCS. This team has proven it can win the division and that is wonderful. But it now officially means nothing if we are going to bow out in the NLDS every year. Until this team wins a playoff series, this will always be the focal point.
The Reds could win 111 games next summer and there will be doubts going into the NLDS. That's the reality this team has created right now.