Ultimate Standings 2009: No. 36

Cincinnati Reds

Updated: July 1, 2009, 11:44 AM ET
By Doug Mittler | ESPN The Magazine

Last Year's Rank: 59 Title Track: 52 Ownership: 57 Coaching: 73 Players: 52 Fan Relations: 58 Affordability: 14 Stadium Experience: 60 Bang for the Buck: 28

Reds fans are a patient group. How else do you explain a 23-place improvement overall and a 44-spot spike in Players ranking despite eight straight losing seasons? "They're great fans, and Cincinnati is first and foremost a baseball town," says former Reds first baseman Sean Casey. "They still talk about the Big Red Machine, ...

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