Marc Topkin

Marc Topkin

Marc Topkin has covered the Rays for the Tampa Bay Times (formerly St. Petersburg Times) and since, well, forever.

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Obviously the #Rays  and #Pirates  didn’t open the season as planned today due to the #coronavirus  delay. But there’s still plenty to read, as we’ve posted 5 @TB_Times ⁩ #Rays  stories today, including @romano_tbtimes ⁩ take from inside the Trop

#Rays player rep Tyler Glasnow said he felt the negotiations on deal with owners were fair, and that the service time issue was the key one for the players

#Rays and #Reds  kind of called it even with the PTBNLs in trades of De Leon and O’Grady - cash considerations both ways, no players

MLB owners and players finalizing deal regarding pay, service time, draft and other #coronavirus-related  issues #Rays 

Does Tom Brady joining #Bucs  enhance the Tampa Bay-Boston rivalry? #Rays  and #RedSox  already have a pretty good thing going.

Union chief Tony Clark said there is language in deal with owners to consider options if not all MLB cities are cleared to host games, such as teams from those cities playing at neutral or non-MLB sites "so that we wouldn't find ourselves in that (situation)" of waiting.


BREAKING: #Rays  finalizing deal to sign Japanese OF/INF/DH Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, a lefty power bat. Two-year deal would be in range of $12M, plus posting fee (about another $2.4M)

BREAKING: #Rays  are calling up Brendan McKay to start Saturday game vs. Rangers

Hearing #Rays  trade involving Price is a three-team deal

BREAKING: Under deal being finalized, #Rays  trade Archer to #Pirates  for Glasnow, Meadows and a still being decided 3rd piece

BREAKING: #Rays  LHP Blake Snell will be named to AL All-Star team. Announcement coming shortly from MLB.

#Rays will announce all revenues from tickets, concessions and parking fees at #Astros  Trop games will be donated to storm relief efforts.

BREAKING: #Rays  given permission by MLB to explore possibility of splitting home games between Tampa Bay and Montreal in future seasons. More soon on