Reds first baseman Joey Votto hopes to rebound after a subpar season in 2018.
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The third base position is loaded with young All-Stars, including several who have yet to hit their prime years.
After providing a taste of what they can do last season, these pitchers are ready to take their place among MLB's elite.
At a position with rising offensive production, who joins Jose Altuve near the top of our list?
These under-the-radar players could open some eyes during spring training and make some noise in the majors before the year is out.
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Feb. 14 holiday trivia - MLB players since 1900 with last name "Valentine" (Baseball-Reference.com): Bobby (LAD/CAL/SD/NYM/SEA IF/OF 1969-79), Corky (CIN P 1954-55), Ellis (MON/NYM/CAL/TEX 1975-83 & ‘85) Fred (BAL/WAS/BAL OF 1959 & ‘63-68) & Joe (CIN P 2003-05). Ellis was the only A-S & Bobby the only Mgr.
Gerrit Cole (Astros), Trevor Bauer (Indians) and Alex Wood (Reds) all won their arbitration cases Wednesday, giving players a 6-3 lead in decisions this year.
The slugging first baseman has become an endangered species, but there's still some pop at the top of our list.
Left-hander Alex Wood asked an arbitration panel for a $9.65 million salary on Tuesday and the Cincinnati Reds argued the newly acquired pitcher should be paid $8.7 million.
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred will serve as grand marshal for Cincinnati's annual opening day parade as he helps celebrate the 150th anniversary of the professional baseball-pioneering Red Stockings.
From big names with something to prove to young stars to get to know, here's what you'll want to keep an eye on during spring training.
Which of the decade's brightest stars will be remembered for outshining all rivals at the plate, on the mound or in the field?
The 2019 Cincinnati Reds will play games in 15 sets of throwback uniforms -- including navy blue and a "Palm Beach" style -- during a season-long celebration of the 1869 Red Stockings who pioneered professional baseball.
The Reds boast top-tier talent and the Pirates have several prospects on the way, while the Cubs, Cardinals and Brewers are all reloading their systems.
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They were baseball integration pioneers with the same last name. Frank died Thu. at 83, a week after the centennial of Jackie Robinson's birth. JR's widow, Rachel, and daughter, Sharon, said in a statement: "Frank Robinson was a dear friend and realized one of Jack's great hopes, becoming baseball's first African American manager. He was remarkable and made us all feel proud for his many contributions to baseball and to society. Our hearts go out to Barbara, Nichelle and the family."
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who became MLB's first black manager and is the only player to win the MVP in both leagues, has died at age 83.
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Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who died Thu. at 83, was one of several future MLB stars who played on Oakland, CA youth teams sponsored by Sam Bercovich & his furniture business. Curt Flood, Vada Pinson & Tommy Harper were others. Robinson once said of Bercovich, "He took the knife out of my hand and put a baseball bat in it instead."
The late Hall of Famer's talent and competitive fire drove him both as a player and as MLB's first African-American manager.
Buster goes rapid fire with Bob Nightengale on the latest free agency news (4:54), talks to Keith Law about labor negotiations and his rankings (15:35), plays a special "Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (38:25), gets uniform updates from Todd Radom (44:25) and much more.
If -- and when -- the National League adopts the designated hitter, these dominoes will fall.
We're still waiting for this winter's big free agents to sign, but that didn't stop us from predicting which uniforms they'll be wearing in the Midsummer Classic. Who else makes our star-studded squads?
Everybody loves to be ahead of the curve in identifying the next up-and-coming stars. Here are some names to put on your watch list.
The Padres have top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr., but how much young talent is behind him? And how does your team's prospect pool rate?
Vlad Jr. is the headlining act, but he's far from the only rising star to watch in the majors this season.
The Undefeated: The hair, the jewelry, the gear -- and the swag he rocked it with: Deion Sanders, icon of prime-time style
A hero of more than just football and baseball, Sanders brought legendary looks everywhere he went