The optomist in me says: Todd Frazier's little run at ROY. Best Bullpen, best record, and close to the best starting rotation. Also, Votto's multi-HR game that closed out with a grand slam.

The pessimist in me says: Drew Stubbs not showing up to the party, again. A boat load of injuries, and Dusty Baker's in-game managment decisions.


The pessimist in me wins, though, with this: Our post season showing was horrendous despite excellent pitching in most of the games.

There is a lot to be optimistic about for 2013. I'm looking forward to my first Opening Day, after spending Opening Day 2012 in Key West for a wedding I decided it was time to take the day off work and get tickets for 2013.