Joey Votto's New Contract Is Like A Mortgage-Backed Security

Reds first baseman Joey Votto officially signed a big contract extension today. A big, honking deal: 10 years, $225 million, on top of the two years and $26 million the Reds already promised him for 2012 and 2013. There's an option year for 2024. » 4/04/12 4:00pm 4/04/12 4:00pm

Reds Scrub Juan Francisco Hit This Home Run All The Way Out Of The…

Holy dear lord. That is a lot of power from Reds third baseman Juan Francisco. That is the kind of power that makes Adam Dunn weep. Juan Francisco could hit a ball this far before he's reached his 150th MLB plate appearance—what can he do next? This is why we—well, someone—watches September baseball, to see the flawed … » 9/13/11 10:20am 9/13/11 10:20am

Joe Morgan Will Lead The World's Largest Chicken Dance For Cincinnati's…

We—all of us, here with our computers and our calculators and our Moneyballs—fired Joe Morgan from ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball last year. Poor Joe now toils in the Cincinnati Reds front office, advising Walt Jocketty on which mediocre outfielder has the most hustle. ("It might be Chris Heisey, but it could be Drew… » 9/09/11 12:20pm 9/09/11 12:20pm