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Anthony Castrovince has been a reporter for since 2004.

  • July 19 1:01 PM ET

    11 unheralded players who could be had at Deadline

    Before I romanticize the concept of potential bargain buys in the trade market, I must first provide a public disclaimer that the discreet Trade Deadline deal doesn't always work out. The Dodgers, as an example, grabbed Mat Latos instead of meeting the price tag for David Price or Cole Hamels last year and, well, let's just say they would have been better off with Price or Hamels, OK? But sometimes there is great value to be had out there. And in a 2016 market especially thin on starting pitching, it's incumbent upon GMs to seek it out. More»Castrovince looks at under-the-radar trade options
  • July 15 11:18 AM ET

    5 trades contending clubs could try to make

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Andrew Miller delivers during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, June 6, 2016. The Yankees defeated the Angels 5-2. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Trades! I was going to come up with a more intricate or artful way to begin this piece, but at this time of year, that single word is enticing, distracting and titillating enough to get the job done, don't you think? The non-waiver Trade Deadline is a mere 17 days away, so it's time to get serious about this swapping season. More»Castrovince on possible trade-deadline deals
  • July 14 10:00 AM ET

    Who could supplant Joe D? Players weigh in

    We asked a wide variety of current players, managers and coaches to look around the Major League landscape and pick the one guy they think is actually capable of topping Joe DiMaggio's famed 56-game hitting streak. Our informal survey uncovered a single, clear-cut, vertically challenged but statistically sound victor. More»Will anyone beat Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hit streak?
  • July 13 1:25 AM ET

    Catalyst Hosmer captures All-Star Game MVP

    Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was named the winner of the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet at Tuesday night's All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, which the American League won over the National League, 4-2. More» Hosmer receives ASG MVP Award
  • July 13 12:12 AM ET

    Manfred, union chief Clark tackle CBA issues

    At a meeting with the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday morning before the All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, Commissioner Rob Manfred and MLBPA president Tony Clark separately addressed some of the major points of interest with regard to the CBA and other matters. More»Manfred discusses San Diego as the 2016 ASG host
  • July 12 1:30 AM ET

    All-Star Game: 7:30 ET/4:30 PT on FOX

    To all of the players assembled in America's Finest City -- the ones who will take part in tonight's 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard (7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on FOX) -- well, what can we say? Giancarlo Stanton gave you a tough act to follow. More»All-Stars talk about being a part of Ortiz's last ASG
  • July 12 1:21 AM ET

    Roster breakdown: In-depth look at AL and NL squads

    In advance of tonight's Midsummer Classic, here's an in-depth look at how the American League and National League rosters stack up against each other, with home-field advantage in the World Series on the line. More» Collins names NL All-Star lineup
  • July 12 1:16 AM ET

    Tribe's All-Stars represent organizational victory

    It is a matter of fact and finances that the Cleveland Indians aren't going to snag their stars on the open market. The last time the Tribe was represented on the All-Star stage by a player the club had previously signed as a free agent was 2004, when second baseman Ronnie Belliard, who made a measly $1.1 million that season, was selected. More» Lindor, Kluber on first All-Star Game
  • July 10 7:53 PM ET

    Bean, Pride forge bonds with stars of Futures

    Having Billy Bean, who is MLB's vice president of social responsibility and inclusion, on the U.S. coaching staff and Curtis Pride, who is MLB's ambassador for inclusion, on the World staff at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, was meaningful. These are interactions that Bean, who is gay, and Pride, who is deaf, hope will have a lasting impact on this next generation of stars. More»Manfred on hiring Curtis Pride, promoting Billy Bean
  • July 10 4:32 PM ET

    Derby dreams: Who would you like to see?

    What if you could put together a "Dream Derby" of guys who never took part in the All-Star event? What if you could pick any player -- living, dead or in-between -- to put on a power-packed presentation? More»Statcast measures longest HRs for Derby particpants
  • July 08 10:31 AM ET

    Photo-finish #FinalVote? Tweet your vote now

    With a very strong push Thursday night, Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (#VoteBelt) has moved himself back into first place in what has become a wild National League race of fan balloting in the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote (#FinalVote), held exclusively on and the individual club sites and now on Twitter until today's 4 p.m. ET completion. Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders (#VoteCaptainCanada) is vying to hold his lead in the American League from start to finish. More»Blue Jays share support for #VoteCaptainCanada
  • July 07 1:15 PM ET

    All-Star rosters packed with dynamic talent

    On Tuesday night's Esurance All-Star Selection Show, starting lineups and rosters for the American League and National League clubs were announced for the 87th Midsummer Classic, and fans now have until 4 p.m. ET on Friday to participate in the Esurance All-Star Game Final Vote to determine how the rosters round out. More»Ten players vie for last roster spots in Final Vote
  • July 06 3:39 PM ET

    Which pitchers could start All-Star Game?

    Thanks to Tuesday's unveiling of the All-Star rosters, we know which position players will be taking the field for the American League and National League squads when Tuesday's Midsummer Classic at Petco Park begins. More»Syndergaard gets named to his first All-Star Game
  • July 01 10:00 AM ET

    Buy or sell? Deadline analysis for each club

    It's one month until the non-waiver Trade Deadline -- it's Aug. 1 this year -- which means rumors will be running rampant. It also means it's time to familiarize yourself with each club's Deadline decisions. More»Castrovince identifies possible buyers and sellers
  • June 29 12:32 AM ET

    11 takeaways on Indians' 11-game win streak

    These Indians go to 11… wins in a row. That's the longest win streak in the Majors this year and the longest by an Indians club within a single season since 1982. Most importantly, it has turned a dead-even American League Central race with the Royals into a six-game Tribe lead near the midway mark. More»Look back on the Indians' 14-game winning streak
  • June 27 4:02 PM ET

    FAQ: How All-Star reserves are selected

    You know how the All-Star Game position player starters are selected because, well, you help select them, using the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot. But what about the benches and pitching staffs? More»Catch the latest #ASGWorthy action around the league
  • June 26 12:00 AM ET

    Seager headlines #ASGWorthy NL shortstop class

    One of the closer 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star ballot races in these final days of voting is at the shortstop spot in the National League, where, at last count, the Cubs' Addison Russell (1.49 million votes) and the Rockies' Trevor Story (1.11 million) were separated by just a few hundred thousand clicks. More» Seager collects four hits vs. Pirates
  • June 24 1:11 AM ET

    10 potential acquisitions for Mets to consider

    New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson, 68, listens during a news conference with Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr., who were elected Wednesday to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, in New York. Alderson made his first public appearance since collapsing at a news conference two months ago and later announcing he was undergoing cancer treatment. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Mets already made their now-annual trade for Kelly Johnson, but surely they are going to do something of significance to augment their infield and their offense, right? Here are 10 options for the Mets. More»Castrovince discusses Mets' options at third base
  • December 06 9:54 PM ET

    “You learn to sleep at night with the price you pay”

    By Anthony Castrovince/ On Twitter: @Castrovince On the day Robinson Cano got $240 million from the Mariners and Curtis Granderson got $60 million from the Mets and Scott Feldman got $30 million from the Astros, Chris Antonetti met with reporters in the Terrace Club at Progressive Field to discuss… uh… the chicken marsala lunch special? […] More»
  • November 20 3:50 AM ET

    “Tell me how do we get this thing started?”

    By Anthony Castrovince/ On Twitter: @Castrovince NOTE: This post has been updated with news of the Indians coming to an agreement with David Murphy. A small sliver of insight into the Tribe’s offseason spending strategy rests in the simple fact that when Tim Hudson fielded final offers earlier this week, the Indians had made what […] More»
  • October 03 5:48 AM ET

    A loss. And a win.

    By Anthony Castrovince/ On Twitter: @Castrovince When it was over, and the sea of red had begun to disperse, revealing the undertow of green plastic seats, a few hundred fans remained near the home dugout, standing, applauding. This American League Wild Card game against the Tampa Bay Rays did not go to plan Wednesday night. […] More»
  • September 30 8:23 PM ET

    “You’ve got to walk it, talk it, in your heart”

    By Anthony Castrovince/ On Twitter: @Castrovince The last club Terry Francona managed went 7-20 in September to complete one of the great collapses in baseball history and end his otherwise successful tenure in Boston. This Tribe club managed by Francona went 21-6 in September to complete a stunning surge that, while undoubtedly schedule-aided, rejuvenated local […] More»
  • September 29 9:58 PM ET

    “Surprise, surprise, come on open your eyes”

    By Anthony Castrovince/ On Twitter: @Castrovince Totally did not see this coming. I was optimistic, but not this optimistic. I was a believer, but not this big a believer. I knew the Indians would be better this year, and not just because things couldn’t have gotten much worse than the 2012 freefall. I knew an […] More»
  • September 27 7:11 PM ET

    “One step closer to knowing”

    By Anthony Castrovince/ On Twitter: @Castrovince Within a whisker of a postseason berth, the Indians are coming to the conclusion that they have no closer. Chris Perez is not a closer right now. With a 7.85 ERA, .350 average against and 1.116 OPS against in 18 1/3 innings over his last 19 appearances, he’s a […] More»
  • September 26 1:50 PM ET

    Manager of the Year?

    By Anthony Castrovince/ On Twitter: @Castrovince A Boston beat reporter got in touch with me the other day, because he has an AL Manager of the Year vote and he wanted to make sure he did his due diligence all the candidates, rather than just circling John Farrell’s name and being done with it. He’s […] More»
  • September 24 3:26 PM ET

    “Been waiting for tonight”

    By Anthony Castrovince/ On Twitter: @Castrovince Well, this figures, right? Ubaldo Jimenez arrives here as a would-be ace with so much wanted and expected from him. And for the better part of two calendar years, he stinks, quite frankly. In the 2011 playoff chase, when the Indians are desperately trying to keep pace with the […] More»
  • September 18 6:36 PM ET

    “We got one last chance to make it real”

    By Anthony Castrovince/ On Twitter: @Castrovince None of the individual narratives seem to do justice to how fun and frustrating and ecstatic and exasperating and inherently weird this Cleveland Indians season has been. The Indians return home Thursday for the final homestand of 2013. They’ve got a remaining schedule – four against Houston, two against […] More»
  • September 10 2:07 AM ET

    “Try and catch the wind”

    By Anthony Castrovince/ On Twitter: @Castrovince Yan Gomes walked by, and an Indians official said, “There goes our starting catcher.” Indeed, the transition is complete. Gomes has started at catcher in 22 of the Indians’ last 36 games. Publicly, Terry Francona says what you’d expect him to say, but the proof is in the pudding […] More»
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