Mike Costanzo was a second round pick for the Phillies in 2005. After some early success he increased his trade value and was included in a couple of packages for some high profile veterans that landed him in the Balimore system. Now at 28 years of age his prospect status has faded and he's in the Reds organization still chasing his dream of playing in the big leagues.
Mike Costanzo barely had time to relax in the Astros' organization before he was shipped to Baltimore as part of the package for Miguel Tejada. Inside, Costanzo dishes to ITW about being traded twice in one off-season and his plans to catch during spring training.
February 1, 2008
Mike Costanzo is burning up a lot of cell phone minutes just getting calls from new GMs. The former Phillies prospect has gone from Philly to Houston to Baltimore in a very short span.
December 12, 2007
Knowing that they needed to add pitching, the Phillies turned to former GM Ed Wade for help. The deal brings bona fide closer Brad Lidge to the Phillies, allowing them to move Brett Myers back to the starting rotation.
November 8, 2007
After over a decade of neglect and abuse, the Philadelphia Phillies have slowly, almost haltingly, begun the long road towards rebuilding what once was a bumper crop farm system. And, while it is true that the strength of the system is still at the bottom, there are a few players ready for prime time. The tide is coming in for...the next wave.
September 15, 2007
The Phillies will have eight players on the Peoria Saguaros this fall. The squad, made up of players from the Phillies, Dodgers, Marlins, Padres and Tigers, will be managed by Ottawa skipper John Russell.
August 30, 2007
Mike Costanzo appears to be in just about the right spot to take over as the Phillies third baseman in the not too distant future. He'll start the season at Double-A Reading, but may climb higher before too long.
In his latest on-line journal entry, Mike Costanzo talks about the upcoming season. Like most fans, Costanzo can't wait for the season and he's got plenty of reason to be excited.
February 22, 2007