This morning, I woke up with a tweet from Zach Wells of Local 12 Cincinnati. Wells was looking for people to respond to his poll about the Cincinnati Reds.
Here is my response, no. I prefer levels of where a team is, Cincinnati right now can win the NL Central. Can they reach the NLCS? Certainly.
I believe this team has been going step-by-step when it comes to winning in October. 2010 might of been overwhelming for them, with a sweep. In 2012, they improved their playoff experience by winning on the road, a feat that is hard to in a playoff game.
Losing to the San Francisco Giants was bitter to take in and it meant that the current Reds that were playing in it can bounce back. These Reds will never guarantee themselves to the next round until they want to play for the next round. San Francisco gave them a good lesson and I believe the Reds know now.
So the answer is no but I believe this team can make the world series if they avoid making mistakes like they did last year and close out the series the right way.