Originally Posted by kaldaniels
Who here, if granted the option today, would lock in the Reds as the 2nd WC team?
If you avoid taking that option, the season plays out, and the Reds could still win the division or miss the playoffs completely.
It's become more difficult to win the Division after losing the last three series, but taking 3 out of 4 from the Cardinals keeps them in contention. Split these four with the Cardinals, and I believe the Division dreams are over with.