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Anthony Castrovince has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2004.

  • November 15 4:44 PM ET

    Strong arms: Cy Young winners next on Network

    The American League and National League Cy Young Awards, which will be handed out by the Baseball Writers' Association of America tonight (6 p.m. ET, MLB Network), are a celebration of some of the best pitchers of a generation. More»Kluber, Kershaw among Cy Young finalists
  • November 13 8:18 PM ET

    History rooks! Judge, Bellinger unanimous

    From relatively anonymous to understandably unanimous. That's the story of the Yankees' Aaron Judge and the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, who were unsurprisingly named the winners of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in the American League and National League. More»Judge and Bellinger named Rookies of the Year
  • November 12 9:49 PM ET

    Judge, Bellinger's ROY cases undeniable

    What Monday's announcement of the winners of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards lacks in sheer suspense, it makes up for in historical significance. It's rare when rookies of the ilk of the Yankees' Aaron Judge and the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger come along. It's rarer still when they come along simultaneously. More» Aaron Judge hits homer number 52
  • November 11 5:57 PM ET

    Dominant rookies reminiscent of Pujols, Ichiro

    This combination of unexpected excellence leading to expected accolades from this year's top rookies harkens back to 2001, when Albert Pujols and Ichiro Suzuki emerged on the big league scene. More»A look back at Pujols' historic 2001 rookie season
  • November 10 10:00 PM ET

    Five biggest offseason trade candidates

    The trade market is a shape-shifter, subject to change with a single phone call or, perhaps, a single sitdown at next week's General Managers Meetings. More»Castrovince on players who could get traded
  • November 09 5:34 PM ET

    Staying put? Free agents who could make returns

    Nine players received the $17.4 million qualifying offer this week. Even if none of them accepts it by the Nov. 16 deadline (in five completed years of this process, only five players total have accepted the qualifying offer), some of them might still wind up with their 2017 clubs one way or another. More» Hosmer gets loud ovation, belts solo shot
  • November 09 12:08 PM ET

    10 moves that would make Hot Stove sizzle

    Arizona Diamondbacks J.D. Martinez (28) is introduced prior to game 3 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Some of these predictions are a little out there, and others are a bit more realistic, but these 10 "educated" guesses as to what the free-agent and trade markets might bear should create some fun debate as we wait for the Hot Stove to really get cooking. More»Anthony Castrovince on J.D. Martinez's future
  • November 02 4:05 AM ET

    Springer swats his way to MVP honors

    On the heels of his historic home run outburst, George Springer earned World Series MVP honors after the Astros' Game 7 victory. More» Springer named World Series MVP
  • October 31 12:00 AM ET

    Top 10 moments -- so far -- of stunning Series

    HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 29: Austin Barnes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs to third on a wild pitch during the fourth inning as Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros looks on in game five of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)With this brief break before Game 6 on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, let's look back at 10 moments that have shaped this World Series. Now, this could very easily devolve into a blow-by-blow of Games 2 and 5. But that's not the intent here. The intent is to incorporate all five games and identify key plot points that have made this such a fascinating Fall Classic. More» Bregman wins wild Game 5 for Astros
  • October 30 4:30 AM ET

    In Game 5 thriller, LA's what-ifs loom large

    They'll bemoan the "what-ifs" as long as they let themselves. An off-day looms for the Dodgers, and that's either timely tonic or much-too-much time for reflection on an emotionally and physically exhausting 13-12, 10-inning loss in Game 5 of the World Series Sunday night at Minute Maid Park. It was a night in which they did so much and yet, ultimately, not enough. More» Roberts on Taylor not tagging up
  • October 29 7:58 PM ET

    It's ace vs. ace in pivotal Game 5 of Series

    It's on to Game 5 of the World Series, after the Dodgers rallied for a 6-2 victory in Game 4 on Saturday. It will be ace vs. ace in this one, as Dallas Keuchel gets the nod for the Astros. Clayton Kershaw, who won Game 1, gets the start for the Dodgers. More» Kershaw, Keuchel duel in crucial Game 5
  • October 29 4:24 AM ET

    Bellinger picks fine time to ditch Series funk

    Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger reacts after hitting an RBI double during the ninth inning of Game 4 of baseball's World Series against the Houston Astros Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Cody Bellinger was 0-for-11 with seven strikeouts in the first three games of the World Series, but that all changed in Game 4 on Saturday, as he had two hits, driving in the go-ahead run, in a 6-2 win over the Astros. More» Bellinger's timely doubles lead Dodgers
  • October 26 3:52 AM ET

    Roberts' plan doesn't work out after pulling Hill

    Dave Roberts trusted his bullpen, and how could he not? It had been brilliant on this postseason stage, often unhittable and always impenetrable. And so when the Dodgers' skipper pulled starter Rich Hill after just four innings, there was certainly merit to the move. More» Roberts on decision to pull Hill
  • October 25 2:27 AM ET

    Kershaw superb in winning 1st Series start

    Clayton Kershaw allowed a run on three hits while striking out 11 in seven innings. (Getty)Clayton Kershaw was the Dodgers' ace as advertised in winning Game 1 of the World Series presented by YouTube TV, delivering seven masterful innings in which he allowed just a run on three hits with zero walks and 11 strikeouts -- the most by a Dodgers pitcher in a World Series game since Sandy Koufax, who was in attendance Tuesday, struck out 10 in Game 7 in 1965. More» Kershaw dominates Astros to win Game 1
  • October 24 7:32 PM ET

    As World Series opens, players' hearts with Houston, PR

    When Enrique Hernandez had that magic moment, hitting his historic third homer in the Game 5 victory that punched the Dodgers' long-awaited ticket to the Fall Classic, he rounded the bases thinking not about his personal place in postseason lore. He thought about his native Puerto Rico, ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. More» Hinch disucsses Hurricane Harvey
  • October 24 12:01 AM ET

    10 reasons this World Series will be Classic

    For those of you who don't regularly watch the weather, the forecast for tonight's Game 1 of the World Series presented by YouTube TV calls for temperatures approaching 100 degrees. In other words, prepare for a scorcher, both literally and figuratively. And here are 10 of the many reasons this World Series will be red hot. More»Dodgers, Astros set to meet in 2017 World Series
  • October 20 7:56 PM ET

    Roberts proving Dodgers found right man for job

    All these teams looking for a new manager -- and another one joined the list Friday when the Nationals announced they're parting ways with Dusty Baker -- should hire somebody the way the Dodgers hired Dave Roberts. More»Roberts talks arrival in Los Angeles, redemption
  • October 20 3:25 AM ET

    Trio grand! Hernandez has 3-HR, 7-RBI clincher

    Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez (14) celebrates after hitting a grand slam during the third inning of Game 5 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Enrique Hernandez saw two pitches in the first three innings Thursday night. Turns out, that was all he needed to etch his name in the Dodgers' postseason record books. After homers in his first two at-bats, Hernandez added a two-run shot in the ninth to give him seven RBIs, a new LCS record for one game, in an 11-1 NLCS-clinching victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. More» Hernandez cranks a grand slam
  • December 06 9:54 PM ET

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

    By Anthony Castrovince/MLB.com 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/MLB.com 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/MLB.com 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/MLB.com 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/MLB.com 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/MLB.com 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/MLB.com 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/MLB.com 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/MLB.com 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/MLB.com 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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