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68-94, 5th in NL Cent
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1hWillie 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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7dDavid 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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18dDan 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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24dTravis 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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30dDavid 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.

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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)

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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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32dJeff 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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35dESPN.com

Rumor Central: Nick Senzel to change position?

With Eugenio Suarez manning third base with the big club, Reds top prospect Nick Senzel is expected to work out at multiple positions in the spring.

Sparks, Tromp provide power in AFL

Reds farmhands Taylor Sparks (2-for-4) and Chadwick Tromp (3-for-5) each hit a solo home run in the Scottsdale Scorpions' Arizona Fall League win Thursday. Sparks sports a .328 average in 16 AFL games, while Tromp is at .375 through eight contests.

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37dSam Miller

Ranking all 30 clubs by triumphs and fails: Reds

The Reds were a fun and competent major league team exactly half the time. The other half of the time they were pitching (worst starters' ERA in the NL at 5.55).

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The best and the brightest

The nine Gold Glove winners of the National League were announced Tuesday. The Rockies and the Diamondbacks each have two players receiving the honor this year.

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Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart wins his first career Gold Glove Award. He's the first Reds catcher to win one since Johnny Bench in 1977. He led the NL in pitches blocked and caught stealing percentage. The Reds ERA when Barnhart caught was 4.74. It was 5.95 with anyone else catching.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The NL MVP finalists include one surprise: Paul Goldschmidt, Giancarlo Stanton and Joey Votto. In a crowded field that included Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon, Votto beats out the two Rockies as a finalist even though he played for a team that lost 94 games. Of course, Stanton also played for a losing team. So does that mean Goldschmidt will win? Prediction: Stanton's 59 home runs and 132 RBIs earn him his first MVP Award.

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Sparks on fire in AFL

Reds farmhand Taylor Sparks hit two solo home runs to help lead the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League to victory Wednesday. The 24-year-old is hitting .326 in 46 AFL at-bats.

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Team Stats

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