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2017 Schedule
68-94, 5th in NL Cent
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
19dJerry Crasnick

18 for '18: Ranking this year's most interesting names in baseball

A Japanese sensation who landed in L.A. A Miami MVP shipped to the Bronx. A D.C. superstar on the cusp of free agency. All are among the players, managers, executives, agents and, um, commissioners, on our list of MLBers to watch in 2018.

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25dDan Szymborski

Baseball's stealth contenders for 2018

Digging into the reasons why some not-so-obvious teams could contend next year, could the Phillies have a chance to put themselves in the postseason mix after a 66-win 2017 season?

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Votto HR ball given to family of cancer victim

A man who snagged a Joey Votto home run ball during a Reds game in August has fulfilled his promise to give it to the family of a 6-year-old boy who witnessed the big hit weeks before dying of cancer.

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Angels' Cozart signing sends a message (1:04)
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37dWillie Weinbaum

Rose defamation suit against Dowd dismissed

A federal court judge in Pennsylvania dismissed Pete Rose's defamation lawsuit against John Dowd Friday after the two sides reached an agreement prior to Rose being deposed.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Pete Rose's defamation lawsuit against John Dowd was dismissed Friday after the two sides reached an agreement prior to Rose being deposed. Lawyers for Dowd and Rose issued a statement saying: "Pete Rose and John Dowd have agreed, based on mutual consideration, to the dismissal with prejudice of Mr. Rose's lawsuit against Mr. Dowd. I am not permitted to comment further regarding the resolution of the matter."

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44dDavid Schoenfield and Bradford Doolittle

Five trades we'd love to see at the winter meetings

A star slugger to the Cardinals? A coveted young ace to the Dodgers? With baseball's winter meetings just days away, we offer a handful of deals that make sense for all sides.

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55dDan Szymborski, Special to ESPN.com

Free agents who should sign now: Zack Cozart

Cozart's a good player, but there's not a whole lot of opportunities for him to extract top dollar the longer he stays unsigned.

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61dTravis Sawchik, Special to ESPN.com

One key move for the Reds this offseason

The Reds don't want to be in a position the Tigers are in this offseason, with Miguel Cabrera being nearly impossible to move. Might it be the best time to trade Joey Votto?

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Giancarlo Stanton becomes the first Marlins MVP, beating out Joey Votto by just two points in the fourth-closest MVP vote in history. Both players received 10 first-place votes with Stanton and his 59 home runs edging out on-base machine Votto, 302 points to 300. Stanton becomes just the seventh MVP from a losing team. I'm a little surprised that the vote was so close and it shows the influence of modern metrics that two guys on non-playoff teams finished first and second in the voting.

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67dDavid Schoenfield

Will Luis Castillo be baseball's next superace?

The Reds haven't exactly been known for pitcher development in recent years, but Castillo -- armed with a big fastball -- may break that trend.

ESPN Stats & Info

Will Votto make rare Cincy history?

Joey Votto would become the third player in Reds history to win multiple MVP awards with the team if he gets the honor Thursday, joining Hall of Famers Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan. But he'd be the first to do it on a losing team; the Reds' 68-94 mark would be the second-worst record of any team to produce an MVP winner. (ESPN Stats & Info)

ESPN Stats & Info

Stanton, Votto could join unique group

If either Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton or Reds 1B Joey Votto takes home NL MVP honors Thursday, they would become just the third player to win the award on a losing team. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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69dJeff Sullivan

Will Luis Castillo deliver bigger things in 2018?

There are reasons to believe Cincinnati just might not be very good at developing young pitching. And then there are the reasons for hope. Castillo is by far the Reds' biggest bright spot.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs75314th
Batting Average.25318th
On Base Percentage.32913th
Slugging Percentage.43313th
Earned Run Average5.1729th
Quality Starts54Tied-29th
WHIP1.4528th
BAA.26321st