I can’t imagine why, but Jason Linden is already talking about 2017. Doesn’t he know that the 2016 season isn’t over yet? Plus — and I haven’t looked at the standings lately — I’m pretty sure the Reds still have a chance to sneak into the playoffs this year.

Anyway, Jason’s latest piece over at Cincinnati Magazine is about next year:

Maybe it isn’t all the way over yet, but we can pretty much call curtains on the 2016 Reds season. If you’ve been paying attention, you know I’ve been keeping an eye on 2017 all year. This year, after all, was about next year from the very start.

So now that we’ve reached the end, what can we hope for next year? And I mean hope. Going into a long, baseball-free winter, I want to think about the best-case scenario. So here it is…

Okay, here’s the question: What’s the best-case scenario for the Cincinnati Reds in 2017?