Yesterday we wrote that Todd Kalas was being mentioned in Philadelphia Phillie’s search for new television announcers. Joe Smith also spoke with Kalas and now it sounds like Kalas would prefer to remain with the Rays and Sun Sports.
According to Smith, Kalas is “flattered” to be mentioned for the openings but that he “doesn’t think anything will come of it.” Smith went on to suggest that Kalas is not interested in being a color commentator, which is what the Phillies and Comcast are looking for. While Kalas has done both with the Rays, Kalas’ desire is to land a play-by-play job.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- If you missed it at the bottom of the Jayson Nix post, Jerry Sands has cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to triple-A. He will be in spring training with the Rays.
- Speaking of which, pitchers and catchers report in 35 days. 35 DAYS!
- Fred McGriff lost a lot of Hall of Fame votes this year, dropping 9.0% from last year. However, five other players had bigger drops from last year. [BI Sports]
- Tim Raines, Alan Trammell, and Lee Smith appeared to be building momentum to eventual election to the Hall of Fame. However, now it suddenly looks like it will never happen. [BI Sports]
- Alex Rodriguez will try to get an injunction from a judge if his suspension is upheld, which means the Rays may face him when the Rays plays the Yankees in 58 days. 58 days!