Dan Johnson

  • Second Annual Tampa Bay Rays Trade Pool

    Second Annual Tampa Bay Rays Trade Pool

    April 28, 2010 at 10:00 am 30 comments

    Welcome to the 2nd Annual Tampa Bay Rays Trade Pool where members of the Rays blogosphere determine who is the best at predicting which members of the Rays organization will be traded this season (this contest is based loosely on the “Dead Pool“). The Rules: Each blogger submitted a list […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Injury Updates, The Lineup And Weber’s Shot At Pinstripes

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Injury Updates, The Lineup And Weber’s Shot At Pinstripes

    March 28, 2010 at 10:15 am 3 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Dioner Navarro. Navi is expected to play on Tuesday and all indications are that he will be on the opening day roster…James Shields. In […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Unbalanced Schedules, Brignac Or Blalock And Big Dub’s Rotation Spot

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Unbalanced Schedules, Brignac Or Blalock And Big Dub’s Rotation Spot

    March 25, 2010 at 7:43 am 12 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Jason Bartlett. Bartlett will try to prove that his new-found ability to keep the ball in the air and drive the ball was not […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Return Of Baseball

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Return Of Baseball

    March 3, 2010 at 8:45 am 13 comments

    The Rays open the spring season today with a game against the Orioles… The Professor: Baby Prof? I need to see you right away. It’s important. Baby Prof: [Crawling over to the couch] Wass goin on? The Professor: [sighs] We got 35 big weeks ahead of us. It’s baseball season, […]

     
  • Rays Bring Back September ’08 Hero

    Rays Bring Back September ’08 Hero

    January 11, 2010 at 1:43 pm 3 comments

    [Update] Marc Topkin reports that the deal is worth $500K and suggests that Johnson still has a minor league option that would allow the Rays to send Johnson to triple-A. [1:33pm]The Rays have re-signed Dan Johnson to a one-year big league contract according to a team press release. Although he […]

     
  • [HOT STOVE] Dan Johnson Sold To Japan

    [HOT STOVE] Dan Johnson Sold To Japan

    December 19, 2008 at 11:20 pm 6 comments

    [Update: 11:09pm] Marc Topkin comes through with the details (as usual). Johnson is being sold. The details are still being finalized and the Rays are likely to receive between $100K and $500K. Johnson will then sign a one-year deal with Yokohama with an option for 2010. [10:20pm] If we are […]

     
  • [THE RAYSHEAD ARMY] What A Difference A Day Makes In The Raysiverse

    [THE RAYSHEAD ARMY] What A Difference A Day Makes In The Raysiverse

    September 10, 2008 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

    Yesterday, many were ready to cede the division to the Red Sox and any hopes of being a competive team in the playoffs. Last night’s game was a mere formality. Midnight was ready strike and the 2008 Rays were about to be permanently transformed back into a pumpkin. And then […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dan Johnson, Yes, Dan Johnson May Have Saved The Rays’ Season

    [THE HANGOVER] Dan Johnson, Yes, Dan Johnson May Have Saved The Rays’ Season

    September 10, 2008 at 10:13 am 10 comments

    THE GOOD: We thought Joe Maddon had been out-managed in the 9th inning. With Cliff Floyd due up, Terry Francona was going to leave the lefty in. So Papa Joe put in Justin Ruggiano as a pinch-hitter. Of course, Tito counters with Jonathan Papelbon. At the time we wondered which […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Johnson And Hernandez Called Up; Guzman DFA’d

    [HAPPY HOUR] Johnson And Hernandez Called Up; Guzman DFA’d

    September 9, 2008 at 4:50 pm 1 comment

    Marc Topkin is reporting that Dan Johnson and Michel Hernandez have been added to the 40-man roster and will report to the Rays. To make room on the 40-man roster, Joel Guzman has been designated for assignment. Johnson will start tonight in left field, with Eric Hinske in right and […]

     
  • [DAN JOHNSON] Defensive Changes In Durham May Be Setting Up Future Move With Rays’ Roster

    [DAN JOHNSON] Defensive Changes In Durham May Be Setting Up Future Move With Rays’ Roster

    August 16, 2008 at 3:34 pm 2 comments

    An interesting situation is developing in Durham, that is worth keeping an eye on… Dan Johnson has started the last two games for the Durham Bulls at third base. Johnson, who leads the International League in OBP (.422) and OPS (.969), has only played first base and DH since being […]