It’s an ugly thought—especially after the exciting baseball the Cincinnati Reds have played over the last week. This is a topic that organizations dread in a close postseason chase.
While the Reds have only 18 games left—there’s still time for the Washington Nationals to make a push.
The Nationals are eight games behind the Reds for the second Wild Card spot. Even though the Nationals only have .05% chance of making the one of the Wild Card spots (per BaseballProspectus.com), crazier things have happened.
The Reds have 12 games remaining against teams with losing records and nine home games left in the season.
The Reds would have to suffer an epic collapse, but what would be the fallout to the organization if such a tragedy happened?
Let’s take a look at the possible aftermath if the Cincinnati Reds missed the postseason.
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