I don't think we're talking about it enough. Here we are on Sept. 12 and the Reds absolutely have the divisional championship wrapped up. They could completely collapse down the stretch and still win the division. They have the second-best record in all of MLB ... and the team with the best record just shut down their best pitcher (and their most-valuable player overall). It would be like the Reds shutting down Cueto right now. Well, the Nats do have a better/deeper staff, so they can withstand the loss better than the Reds could, but you get the point.
Anyway, what a remarkable season. The Reds even lost Votto for a month-and-a-half. Hopefully they do well in the playoffs, but this season is already a resounding success in my book no matter what happens in October. So many guys having excellent seasons; performing better than most expected. Jay Bruce has been fantastic. So has Bronson Arroyo, Todd Frazier, Ryan Ludwick, Aroldis Chapman, Brandon Phillips and others. Votto would likely be the favorite for NL MVP if he didn't get hurt. However, the only thing that matters there is he's back healthy now and playing like nothing ever happened.
What a season.