CINCINNATI (AP) Through player strikes and a lockout, the Cincinnati Reds have experienced notable moments with interrupted seasons. They think they're in good shape heading into the latest.
The Reds were one of the biggest offseason spenders, committing $165 million to five players in a roster overhaul. By signing the biggest free agent contracts in franchise history, they rekindled interest in a fan base turned off by six straight losing seasons.
Cincinnati gets to see how its investment plays out in a unique, condensed form coming out of Major League Baseball's four-month freeze due to the pandemic. The Reds are optimistic it will come together during the 60-game season.