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Dodgers Call Up Jamie Romak, Trade For Johnny Monell

The Dodgers made two moves today, and neither one involves Matt Kemp. Yet. (I’m kidding, but if he’s sitting behind Scott Van Slyke against righty Homer Bailey tonight…) First things first, the more expected move: Carl Crawford has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after last night’s gruesome-looking ankle injury, and four-corners guy Jamie Romak has been called to...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Monell hits 3-run homer to lead Orioles over Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Johnny Monell hit a three-run homer to key a five-run third inning, leading the Baltimore Orioles to an 11-5 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Monell, a 27-year-old journeyman catcher purchased from the San Francisco Giants this offseason, connected on a fastball from Twins setup man Jared Burton. The Orioles also stole third base twice in the same...
Via Fox Sports North
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles newcomers Jemile Weeks, Johnny Monell eager to show their defensive flexibility

Going over the list of the nearly 60 players who will be in Sarasota, Fla., when major league spring training opens for the Orioles next week and trying to project the club's 25-man roster for Opening Day is a tough task. However, there are roughly 13 "locks" for the Opening Day roster. After that, there are about six players who have a better chance to make the team...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Vogelsong Deal, Monell Trade, Breaking News – Giants Prospects In Car Crash

Photo Courtesy of Steven Robles The starting rotation for the San Francisco Giants seems to be set as the Giants have agreed to terms with pitcher Ryan Vogelsong on a one-year deal. Vogelsong will be the fifth starter in the rotation. Vogelsong’s physical is scheduled for Wednesday.   The Giants have traded minor league catcher Johnny Monell to the Baltimore Orioles for...

Is Johnny Monell the new understudy for Wieters?

In the little over two months since the regular season ended, the Orioles have been busy adjusting the 40-man roster. There have been nine additions and some subtractions since then. As the Monday night deadline for offering contracts nears, the roster stands at 39, and Orioles vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette is obviously eager for some more movement. On Saturday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants trade Monell to Orioles for cash

The Giants traded catcher Johnny Monell to the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations on Saturday, the team announced. Monell, 27, was designated for assignment on Wednesday. He made nine plate appearances in eight games last season, collecting one hit, one RBI and two runs.
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants Trade Johnny Monell to Orioles for Cash Considerations

It’s hardly a big move, but as the calendar pages prepare to flip to their 12th and final installment in 2013 (bringing us one month closer to opening day), every move is considered noteworthy. And so we bring you this: the San Francisco Giants have traded catcher Johnny Monell to the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations. The team had designated Monell for assignment...
Via Nation Orange
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh’s Top 30 Prospects: Just Missed and Sleepers

As I jump into to my prospect list, I thought I’d tell you guys who I considered but did not make my list and who I like as a sleeper heading into the 2012 season. Catchers Alex Burg Johnny Monell Eric Sim Drew Stiner I considered Burg and Monell for their offensive chops and Sim and Stiner for their defensive reputations. Unfortunately they all had too many questions for them...
Via SF Giants Nirvana
January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Splash Hits: End of the Year Edition

Special Episode: GiantsPod Meets Johnny Monell | Giantspod “In this special episode, Thomas and Danny chat with Giants minor league catcher Johnny Monell about growing up in a baseball family, an education from Pudge, playing baseball in Puerto Rico, and life in da Bronx.” Baseball Prospectus | Spinning Yarn: Hit-and-Run Success is No Accident Extensive research on the hit-and...
Via SF Giants Nirvana
December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Special Episode: GiantsPod Meets Johnny Monell

Special Episode: GiantsPod Meets Johnny Monell is out! In this special episode, Thomas and Danny chat with Giants minor league catcher Johnny Monell about growing up in a baseball family, an education from Pudge, playing baseball in Puerto Rico, and life in da Bronx. Click on the image below to find it on iTunes: You can also find it on the RSS feed, or by clicking on the play...
Via Two Guys, a Glove and a Coke Bottle
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss
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