The Reds avoided salary arbitration with outfielder Billy Hamilton, reaching agreement on a one-year, $4.6 million deal Friday.
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A dynamic group of newly minted stars has risen to center field's elite, but can anyone challenge baseball's best player in the Age of Trout?
The Cardinals landed a big Fish for their outfield, while other top performers -- including last year's No. 1 -- sunk.
Where future Hall of Famers used to dominate, a younger group of power hitters has pushed its way into the ranks of baseball's best.
The Giant has long been MLB's best catcher. But can he fend off stiff competition from rising stars like Gary Sanchez or Willson Contreras this year?
Big-ticket moves have been few and far between this offseason, but that hasn't stopped some clubs from helping their playoff chances, while others have fallen behind the pack.
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.
Now that we've laid out the criteria for what makes a baseball season memorable, we put 2017 to the test.
From the very first World Series to the Cubs' first title in more than a century, we look back through the lens of history to list the stories, teams, players and plays that made their mark on MLB forever.
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?
Righty reliever Jared Hughes, who has spent most of his time in the majors with the Pirates, will join the Reds next season.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
His team's record might keep the NL's best hitter from winning MVP honors, but Joey Votto is putting together a masterpiece career on a cellar dweller.
The Reds haven't exactly been known for pitcher development in recent years, but Castillo -- armed with a big fastball -- may break that trend.
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)
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)
The Twins are reportedly interested in Reds closer Raisel Iglesias among other bullpen options.
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.