"I would say there's a new-found experience for the group as far as getting a taste of what it's like to not get what you want to get as far as not getting into October," Heyward said. "We have a great roster, a great group of guys. I think I'm excited about seeing what we can do as far as setting the tone for the new people coming along and form a new identity under each other."
"You don't ever envision failing," right fielder Jason Heyward said quietly. "Whether you're a parent, someone going to work, playing a team sport, you just don't never envision, so it's tough to accept when it happens."