Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
My explanation for the "disappointing season":

Expectations based on a finishing position rather than a win total.

If the Reds win 91 games and finish in first place, people would be happy.

But because the Reds may win 91 games and finish in third, they are losing their minds.
Exactly. The ultimate goal is to get to the playoffs. If they won 5 in a row to get there we'd be ecstatic. Lose 5 in a row, we're disappointed. The Reds are in. Now, it's up to them to see how long they play.