Archive for January, 2014

  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Todd Kalas’ Future, Fred McGriff’s Hall Of Fame Hopes, And A-Rod

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Todd Kalas’ Future, Fred McGriff’s Hall Of Fame Hopes, And A-Rod

    January 10, 2014 at 11:08 am 12 comments

    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 […]

     
  • Rays Sign Veteran Infielder To Minor League Contract

    Rays Sign Veteran Infielder To Minor League Contract

    January 9, 2014 at 7:10 pm 1 comment

    The Rays announced today that they have signed infielder Jayson Nix to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Nix has spent parts of six seasons in the big leagues including 87 games with the Yankees last season when he hit .236 with a .308 OBP (.279 […]

     
  • Todd Kalas Linked To Phillies Broadcast Opening

    Todd Kalas Linked To Phillies Broadcast Opening

    January 9, 2014 at 11:12 am 21 comments

    Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews will not return to the Philadelphia Phillies television booth this season as Comcast SportsNet and the team have decided to go in another direction. One name already being linked to the openings is Rays’ reporter, Todd Kalas. One industry source told us that Kalas is […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Another Roster Change And Ranking Farm Systems

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Another Roster Change And Ranking Farm Systems

    January 8, 2014 at 10:30 am 3 comments

    The Rays finally made the claim on Pedro Figueroa official as the pitcher chose the waiver claim over becoming a free agent. To make room on the roster, the Rays cut first baseman/outfielder Jerry Sands, whom the Rays had claimed off of waivers from the Pirates just ten days ago […]

     
  • Rays Sign 3 Former Major Leaguers To Minor League Contracts

    Rays Sign 3 Former Major Leaguers To Minor League Contracts

    January 6, 2014 at 2:20 pm 1 comment

    The Rays have signed four player to minor league contracts including three players with Major League experience. All four players also received invitations to spring training. Among the players signed are catcher Ali Solis, infielder Ray Olmedo, and third baseman/outfielder James Darnell, who all last appeared in the big leagues […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussin A Full Roster, An Unaffordable Payroll, And Keeping David Price

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussin A Full Roster, An Unaffordable Payroll, And Keeping David Price

    January 6, 2014 at 11:06 am 9 comments

    Before we get caught up on some odds and ends, it should be noted that the waiver claim on Pedro Figueroa has not been finalized and Figueroa is not yet on the Rays’ 40-man roster. Since the claim came on release-waivers, Figueroa has until Wednesday to accept or decline the […]

     
  • Rays Claim Reliever Off Waivers From The A’s

    Rays Claim Reliever Off Waivers From The A’s

    January 2, 2014 at 5:27 pm 2 comments

    The Rays have claimed left-handed reliever Pedro Figueroa off the waivers from the A’s according to Ken Rosenthal. Figueroa, who has a bit of a side-arm motion, made 24 appearance for the A’s over the last two seasons with a 4.38 ERA (6.01 FIP) in 24.2 innings, with 17 strikeouts and […]