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No. 23: Cincinnati Reds

Ultimate Standings 2012

Updated: September 6, 2012, 5:39 PM ET
By Doug Mittler | ESPN The Magazine

Last year's rank: 15 Title track: 46 Ownership: 16 Coaching: 101 Players: 43 Fan relations: 44 Affordability: 21 Stadium experience: 62 Bang for the buck: 21

The Cincinnati Reds vaulted 28 spots to 15th in our 2011 Ultimate Standings and remain a top-25 team this year, though the fans have all sorts of problems with Dusty Baker, long a target of sabermetricians. The Reds' fifth-year manager suffered a 47-spot free fall in the coaching category after Cincinnati failed to make the playoffs ...

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