Originally Posted by Redmore123
Had the Reds faced major injuries this year (Cueto, Votto, Phillips) and made the second spot I'm sure you wouldn't be so hamstrung over it.
No I pry to god the Reds never get the 2nd WC gimmick, playing 162 games is what separates the teams. Baseball was at its best before they even added the 1st WC team every since then the best teams rarely even make the WS let alone win it.
The teams people get to know over the summer as good teams never making it is very bad for baseball its part of the reason why the WS TV ratings have been getting worse and worse over the last 6 or 7 years. The highest rated WS since 04 when teams tuned in to see the Red Sox the highest WS rating was 09 when the AL leader in wins played the NL's second best team. Other than that series they all have been the least viewed series ever.