What's the status of the Reds? Four sets of charts bring insight into the Castellini years
Cincinnati Reds President and CEO Phil Castellini came out last week and made it crystal clear that the team controlled by his father isn't for sale, despite the protests of some fans.
We take a dive into what key numbers say about the status of baseball's oldest franchise and its performance during 16 years of ownership by Bob Castellini and others he brought in as investors.
Let's start by taking a look at what the team's worth, as well as the wealth of Castellini.
So what kind of revenue has the team generated? And how has the team's player payroll changed under Castellini's ownership?
The 2020 season meant no fans in the seats at Great American Ball Park during a COVID-19 shortened season. Still, the Reds ranked as the region's 86th biggest privately held company on the most recent Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100 list despite the drop in revenue; the team ranked 43nd based on 2019 revenue and 42nd based on 2018 on the same list.
How effective has that payroll spending been? The Reds have posted five winning seasons in the last 16 years, ending up with more than 100 more losses than wins.
How has that record affected the team's performance at the gate? Here's a look at attendance, gate receipts and other measures of the team's fan base.