Johnny Damon

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Sunburst In The Turf, Manny’s New-Old Number And A Formal Intro

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Sunburst In The Turf, Manny’s New-Old Number And A Formal Intro

    February 1, 2011 at 7:09 am 6 comments

    Yesterday we spoke with a representative from FieldTurf that said the Sunburst logo, which could be seen in center field since the beginning of the 2008 season, would not be included with the installation of the new AstroTurf. But when we spoke with the Rays, they clarified that the logo […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Organizational Rankings, Rocco’s Press Conference And Lineup Projections

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Organizational Rankings, Rocco’s Press Conference And Lineup Projections

    January 27, 2011 at 7:21 am 1 comment

    The Rays minor league system is ranked second by ESPN.com… Probably second even before they dealt Matt Garza, they’re now No. 2 with a bullet and not far behind Kansas City for No. 1. They’re absolutely loaded, with top-end talent near that of K.C., but not the extensive depth of prospects […]

     
  • The Manny-Damon Effect

    January 24, 2011 at 11:30 am 6 comments

    Certainly the primary reason for signing Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon is their impact on the baseball field. But the secondary reason is what they can do for the Rays off the field. In addition to converting some Red Sox (and possibly some Yankees) fans, the signings make the Rays […]

     
  • What They Are Saying About ManDam

    What They Are Saying About ManDam

    January 24, 2011 at 9:00 am 6 comments

    Here is a small collection of what various writers have written about the Rays’ newest acquisitions, Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon… It wasn’t really a prediction, but The Sports Banter actually suggested the Rays sign both Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez about a week before it happened. [The Sports Banter] […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss ManDam, McGee’s Role And A Word From Garfoose

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss ManDam, McGee’s Role And A Word From Garfoose

    January 24, 2011 at 7:04 am 5 comments

    Maybe the most interesting part of the Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon signings is that the Rays would not sign one if the other said “no” as reported by Ken Rosenthal. This suggests that Manny and Damon were the key to whether or not the Rays would make a push […]

     
  • Introducing The Rayshead Army To Michelle Damon

    Introducing The Rayshead Army To Michelle Damon

    January 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm 9 comments

    The image below is of Michelle Damon, wife of the newest member of the Tampa Bay Rays, Johnny Damon. The picture is from the 2008 Sports Illustrated “Swimsuit Edition.” You can see the rest of her photos from that issue, HERE. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Rays To Sign Johnny Damon And Manny Ramirez

    January 21, 2011 at 8:14 pm 43 comments

    According to Jon Heyman (via Twitter), the Rays have reached an agreement with both Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez. Damon will get $5.25 million plus $750K in attendance bonuses. Manny will get $2.0 million. And now we all have a reason to celebrate. Hey-O! Beer is on us tonight. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Rays May Be Close To Signing Johnny Damon

    January 21, 2011 at 7:16 am 27 comments

    Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports (are we obligated to include the exclamation point?) reported late last night (via Twitter) that the Rays and Johnny Damon “appear to be closing in on a deal.” Brown adds that there is “still some work to be done.” We had heard the Rays were […]

     
  • Rays May Be Favorites To Land Damon

    Rays May Be Favorites To Land Damon

    December 27, 2010 at 8:30 am 11 comments

    Ken Davidoff reports that the Rays, Yankees and Angels are the three teams chasing Johnny Damon. However, Damon’s decision may come down to the Angels and Rays. While the Yankees and Damon have had discussions, New York is not Damon’s first choice according to Davidoff because they are unable to […]

     
  • Odds And Ends From Ken Davidoff

    Odds And Ends From Ken Davidoff

    November 22, 2010 at 10:30 am 4 comments

    Ken Davidoff of Newsday has a few interesting nuggets on the Rays… Johnny Damon is eyeing the Braves, Orioles and Rays, noting that Damon calls Florida home. The Rays do need a DH, and Damon fits the Rays M.O. Davidoff says it is unlikely that BJ Upton will be traded, […]