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

  • 23 hours ago

    Melvin wins 3rd Manager Award, Snitker his first

    A's manager Bob Melvin and Braves skipper Brian Snitker were named the 2018 Managers of the Year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday night. More»
  • November 11 12:27 AM ET

    These teams will fire up the Hot Stove

    Here is MLB.com writer Anthony Castrovince's annual list of the team from each division with the most interesting Hot Stove situation. More»
  • November 08 7:58 PM ET

    6 NL first-timers among Silver Slugger honorees

    The list of 2018 American League and National League Silver Slugger Award winners announced on Thursday night on MLB Network includes quite a few past recipients of the offense-based honor. Most notably, Mike Trout won for the sixth time, Jose Altuve for the fifth, and Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado for the fourth apiece. But the list also includes the first two-time winner … within the same season. More»
  • November 06 10:00 AM ET

    Which teams might trade for Tribe's top arms?

    Cleveland's front office has to find creative ways to fill its needs, which is why we're hearing rumors about the club being willing to listen to trade offers for pretty much any player that has a significant salary. More»
  • November 03 12:00 AM ET

    These storylines will drive free agency in MLB

    There is a lot of time for dynamics to evolve and team plans to change course. But for now, here are the seven biggest free-agent storylines in MLB. More»Harper enters free agency after 7 seasons with Nats
  • November 02 12:00 AM ET

    Bold predictions for the biggest 2018-19 FAs

    If you read the tea leaves, listen to executives, pick the brains of scouts and fellow media members, you can, at the very least, make an educated guess of where players will land. And that's what I'm going to do here with these nine bold -- and, yes, flawed -- predictions for the 2018-19 Hot Stove season. More»Harper enters free agency after 7 seasons with Nats
  • October 31 8:00 PM ET

    Hall of Fame slugger McCovey dies at 80

    Willie McCovey, one of the great left-handed power hitters of all time, a first-ballot inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986 and a beloved member of the San Francisco Giants family, passed away peacefully Wednesday after a battle with health issues. He was 80 years old. More»MLB Network looks back at the life of Willie McCovey
  • October 29 3:08 AM ET

    Pearce rides midseason trade to Series MVP

    Steve Pearce wasn't even on the Red Sox's roster to start the 2018 season. He finished it as the Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player presented by Chevrolet. More» Pearce receives World Series MVP Award
  • October 29 3:29 AM ET

    Team of this century? Sox win 4th title since '04

    The Boston Red Sox celebrate after Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Red Sox won 5-1 to win the series 4 game to 1. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Red Sox began 2018 by blowing an eighth-inning Opening Day lead and sending their fans into a Twitter tizzy. Then they won 119 times in all -- a mark bested only by the 1998 Yankees (125) and the 2001 Mariners (120). The Red Sox needed just one game north of the minimum each to take down the 100-win Yankees in the American League Division Series, the defending World Series champion Astros in the AL Championship Series and the two-time National League champion Dodgers in the Fall Classic. More» Red Sox celebrate World Series victory
  • October 27 8:42 PM ET

    Diaz, Hader named Relievers of the Year

    The enormous impact Edwin Diaz and Josh Hader had on their respective clubs in 2018 was recognized on Saturday. More»Diaz and Hader win Reliever of the Year Awards
  • October 28 3:19 AM ET

    Down 4, Red Sox score 9 to take 3-1 Series lead

    Scoring all nine of their runs from the seventh inning on -- with four RBIs, including a homer, from Steve Pearce -- the short-on-sleep-but-long-on-life Red Sox deflated and defeated the Dodgers in Game 4 on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium to open up a commanding 3-1 advantage in the best-of-seven World Series. The Dodgers took a 4-0 lead into the seventh, courtesy of a four-run sixth -- capped by Yasiel Puig's resounding three-run home run -- and Rich Hill's 6 1/3 innings, during which he allowed only one hit and struck out seven. Mitch Moreland got the huge Boston rally started with a three-run blast off Ryan Madson. More» Devers, Pearce give Sox lead in the 9th
  • October 26 8:38 PM ET

    J.D., Yelich named 2018 Aaron Award winners

    On Friday, J.D. Martinez and Christian Yelich were announced as the American League and National League winners of the 2018 Hank Aaron Award. More» Yelich, Martinez win Hank Aaron Award
  • October 27 7:09 AM ET

    LA walks off on Muncy HR in 18th, trails WS 2-1

    The Dodgers blew a lead in the eighth. They made a seemingly deadly defensive gaffe in the 13th. They watched the first of Max Muncy's would-be walk-off winners hook just right of the right-field foul pole in the 15th. But they somehow survived the wildest game of this postseason -- indeed, the longest game in postseason history -- and have salvaged their stake in this World Series. Muncy connected on Nathan Eovaldi's 97th pitch of relief to swat an 18th-inning solo shot that gave the Dodgers an exhilarating-but-exhausting 3-2 victory over the Red Sox in Game 3 early Saturday morning. That cut their deficit down to 2-1 in a best-of-seven set that has suddenly shifted from one-sided to simply scintillating. More» Dodgers win exciting 18-winning game
  • October 26 12:09 AM ET

    Vanderbilt connections run deep at World Series

    The 33-year-old David Price, who pitched Boston to victory in Game 2, and the 24-year-old Walker Buehler, who will try to pull his club out of a 2-0 hole in Game 3 on Friday night at Dodger Stadium, obviously pitched for Vanderbilt University at distinctly different points. But the school tie alone has formed a bit of a bond between these two postseason pitchers. More»
  • October 26 12:10 AM ET

    J.D.'s decisive knock derails LA, puts Sox up 2-0

    Channeling the bewitching brilliance in two-out situations that has defined their overpowering October run, the Red Sox mounted a three-run rally against Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu and reliever Ryan Madson to take a lead they would not squander in Wednesday's victory at Fenway Park in Game 2 of this World Series. J.D. Martinez's two-run single gave Boston the lead for good in the big fifth inning, which helped turn David Price's quality start into a win and give the Sox a 2-0 advantage as the Fall Classic shifts to Los Angeles. More» Price, 'pen and timely hitting leads Sox
  • October 24 3:59 AM ET

    Hot Red Sox bats chill Dodgers in Game 1

    A Chris Sale-Clayton Kershaw playbill gave way to a hastily arranged alternative Game 1 of the World Series in which the Red Sox defeated the Dodgers, 8-4, on Tuesday night, on the might of a more bullish bullpen, a more polished defensive effort and a back-breaking pinch-hit, three-run dinger off the bat of Eduardo Nunez. More» Benny, Nunez lead Sox offense in Game 1
  • October 23 12:10 AM ET

    Former teammates make history as WS skippers

    The 114th edition of the World Series is the first to feature two minority managers -- a fact that is not lost on the Puerto Rican-born Alex Cora or on Dave Roberts, who is half-Japanese and half-black. More»Cora discusses Puerto Rican pride before World Series
  • October 22 3:57 PM ET

    Players choose their favorite playoff moments

    Just before the start of another enthralling October, we asked a bunch of active Major Leaguers -- 85 in all, from a wide variety of teams -- for their favorite postseason moment of their lifetime. More»
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