Mike Costanzo was living the dream when the Phillies took him in the second round of the 2005 Draft. Things didn't work out for him in the Phillies organization, but he did reach the majors last season with Cincinnati and he's still fighting his way back for a return visit.
9/3 Game Review
Louisville lost 2-0. Box Score
Mike Costanzo went 1-2 with a walk.
PJ Phillips went 1-3.
Brian Peacock went 1-2.
Tim Gustafson allowed a run in 4 innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw 3 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
The Bats season is now complete. The loss put the Bats loss total at 93, which is one worse than...
– The Cincinnati Reds designated Mike Costanzo for assignment to create room for the newly acquired Jonathan Broxton the team announced.
– Catcher Wil Nieves was designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies according to the team official Twitter account.
– The Philadelphia Phillies announced that they have designated veteran infielder Mike Fontenot for assignment to create...
We’re going to begin a new semi-annual series here at Diamond Hoggers. When a big league hitter takes what we would guess is his last at-bat of his Major League career, we’ll run one of these bad boys. Today’s Tombstone? Reds not so super-sub Mike Costanzo.
I really think Mike Costanzo’s purpose in life was to become the whipping boy of my buddies for a few weeks in time...
The Reds have called up Kristopher Negron from AAA Louisville. To make room, they have optioned Mike Costanzo. The Reds point out that when Negron gets on the field, he will be the third Reds player this season to make his Major League debut, preceded by RHP J.J. Hoover and Costanzo … [visit site to read more]
Negron has great hair too.
News came today that the Reds have sent Mike Costanzo back to Louisville, and have promoted utility man Kris Negron, who has earned the nickname Spider-Man with some of his amazing feats in the field. He can and has played almost everywhere on the field as evidenced in 2012. So far this year he has appeared at six different positions including 2B...
The Phillies stink. It's like watching the mid to late 90's teams, except with a bloated payroll. So, in other news...Ex-Phillies "prospects" Mike Costanzo, Qunitin Berry, and Rich Thompson are getting their shot in the show.Mike Costanzo was a 2nd round pick for Philadelphia in 2005. He was going to be the future at 3rd base. Yeah, not quite. He's...
Boston outfielder Daniel Nava and Cincinnati third baseman Mike Costanzo were barely on their parent team’s radar as recently as spring training, yet they are wearing major league uniforms.
Nava is an Independent original, starting his pro career as an undrafted free agent in Chico, CA (Golden League) in ’07, the summer after he finished at Santa Clara. He worked...
Usually Monday is for the Minor League Team Progress Report, but that is pushed until tomorrow as there was a whole lot of things going on that weren’t covered between Friday and today. First thing to get to is the recent slew of transactions through the organization.
Mike Costanzo – promoted to the Reds
Miguel Rojas – promoted to Louisville
Wirfin Obispo – promoted to...
CINCINNATI His name is Mike Costanzo and he is prepared, he knows it is going to happen, and he has steeled himself for the verbal onslaught.
The Cincinnati Reds play five games in New York this week two against the Mets and three against the Yankees.
And Costanzo knows it is inevitable that fans will be calling him Lord of the Idiots, a description of TV sitcom star George Costanza...