Mike DiFelice

  • [THE HANGOVER] Mike DiFelice Interested In Replacing Joe Magrane In TV Booth

    [THE HANGOVER] Mike DiFelice Interested In Replacing Joe Magrane In TV Booth

    December 3, 2008 at 9:49 am 3 comments

    DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Each member of the Rays’ postseason roster took home a $223K bonus for reaching the World Series. In all, 43 coaches, players and staff got a full-share, while the team also awarded partial shares to players that spent time with the Rays during the regular season…A $223K […]

     
  • [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 […]

     
  • [SEPTEMBER CALL-UPS] Fernando Perez Promoted; John Jaso To Follow

    [SEPTEMBER CALL-UPS] Fernando Perez Promoted; John Jaso To Follow

    August 31, 2008 at 10:56 pm 0 comments

    [Update: 11:29pm] Marc Lancaster is reporting that the Rays will recall Salas in time for Tuesday’s game. At this point, Salas will not be eligible for the post-season roster, since he will not be on the active roster at midnight tonight. However, the Rays also put the injured JK Ryu […]

     
  • [JORGE VELANDIA] Rays Acquire Jorge Velandia

    [JORGE VELANDIA] Rays Acquire Jorge Velandia

    August 31, 2008 at 4:57 pm 0 comments

    Marc Lancaster is reporting that the Rays have traded cash to the Cleveland Indians for Jorge Velandia. Despite what MLB.com might have you believe, though, Velandia is NOT being added to the Rays’ 40-man roster. Not to say he might not end up here eventually in case of an injury, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Second Straight; Magic Number For Wild Card Now 26

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Second Straight; Magic Number For Wild Card Now 26

    August 27, 2008 at 10:33 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: After all that has happened in the past 3 days the Rays still lead the Red Sox by 4 games in the loss column with the hapless O’s coming to town next and the Red Sox still have 2 more games in Yankee Stadium and then have to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Doug Eddings Made-Up Call In 10th Costs Rays Series Finale

    [THE HANGOVER] Doug Eddings Made-Up Call In 10th Costs Rays Series Finale

    August 25, 2008 at 9:25 am 8 comments

    PARENTAL ADVISORY: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AHEAD. We have our editors bound and gagged in their office, so some explicatives might not get deleted… THE BAD: Shawn Riggans. This is just one reason why if (and that is a big IF), the Rays make the playoffs, we feel Mike DiFelice should be […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Beckham Returns From Layoff And Produces Best Game As A Pro

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Beckham Returns From Layoff And Produces Best Game As A Pro

    August 1, 2008 at 7:38 am 4 comments

    Buffalo 12, Durham 2. Heath Phillips made his first start since being signed by the Rays. He was pulled after 2.2 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits and 4 walks…Chris Richard was 2-3 with a double and his 20th home run. Montgomery 9, Huntsville 8. Mike Prochaska gave […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Homers Again And Plays OF In Rehab Start

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Homers Again And Plays OF In Rehab Start

    July 27, 2008 at 9:45 am 0 comments

    Louisville 5, Durham 3. John Jaso was 3-4 with 2 doubles and an RBI. This was his 3rd 3-hit game since being promoted to triple-A a week ago. Montgomery 8, Tennessee 1. Rocco Baldelli played 5 innings in the outfield. He committed an error on his only fielding chance. At […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Climb Out Of Cellar

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Climb Out Of Cellar

    April 25, 2008 at 10:14 am 14 comments

    THE GOOD: A rare sac bunt from the Rays as Aki Iwamura moved Dioner Navarro to third base in the 3rd inning. Navi would score the Rays first run on a Carl Crawford ground out. How rare? That was the Rays second sac bunt this year. AL teams are averaging […]