Marc Topkin

  • [THE HANGOVER] We Promise That All The Talk About Prospects Will End Soon, Just Not Today

    [THE HANGOVER] We Promise That All The Talk About Prospects Will End Soon, Just Not Today

    February 11, 2008 at 8:52 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (3 days until pitchers and catchers report)Just wanted to take a second to once again thank DRG for holding down the fort on the weekend, allowing us to enjoy are literal hangovers in peace. We have a few things on tap for you today but until then […]

     
  • [ST. PETE TIMES KOOL-AID] Marc Topkin Auditions For Role In Rays Personnel Office

    [ST. PETE TIMES KOOL-AID] Marc Topkin Auditions For Role In Rays Personnel Office

    January 29, 2008 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

    We are not sure why Marc Topkin is serving as a recruiter for the Tampa Bay Rays and posting job ads in his blog. We thought that was what the classifieds were for. The Rays are holding open casting calls this week for members of the Ray Team…The Rays are […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Now More Likely To Be On Rays Opening-Day Roster

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Now More Likely To Be On Rays Opening-Day Roster

    January 28, 2008 at 1:46 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (17 days until pitchers and catchers report)We hope you didn’t forget to add blueberries to your pancakes this morning. It is National Blueberry Pancake Day. But don’t worry. If you screwed that up, Joe Maddon will point out how well you tied your shoes this morning. DEVIL […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    January 22, 2008 at 9:21 am 13 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (23 days until pitchers and catchers report)We have other things to write about later today, so we won’t waste an entire post on Marc Topkin’s latest piece. Rather we will just bitch about it here. In the piece,”Rays paying it forward“, Topkin suggests that the recent contracts […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    [THE HANGOVER] The Word "Commitment" Confuses Marc Topkin

    January 22, 2008 at 9:21 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (23 days until pitchers and catchers report)We have other things to write about later today, so we won’t waste an entire post on Marc Topkin’s latest piece. Rather we will just bitch about it here. In the piece,”Rays paying it forward“, Topkin suggests that the recent contracts […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Tampa Bay Rays Are Promising As Much As $300 Million For Local Schools With New Stadium

    [THE HANGOVER] The Tampa Bay Rays Are Promising As Much As $300 Million For Local Schools With New Stadium

    January 14, 2008 at 10:36 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (31 days until pitchers and catchers report)The Tampa Bay Rays claim that as much as $800 million in new local taxes will be generated for St. Petersburg over the next 35 years due to the redevelopment of the Tropicana Field site. As part of the proposal for […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Minor League Affiliates Finalize Coaching Staffs

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Minor League Affiliates Finalize Coaching Staffs

    December 12, 2007 at 9:32 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (64 days until pitchers and catchers report) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Yesterday we mentioned that Ben Broussard and Miguel Olivo could be on the Rays radar if they are non-tendered by their respective teams. Eduardo Encina says that Broussard would fit, but that “at age 29 (Olivo) would […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Price For Scott Kazmir Keeps Going Up

    [THE HANGOVER] The Price For Scott Kazmir Keeps Going Up

    December 5, 2007 at 9:54 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96)If the Rays want to sign Scott Kazmir to a long-term contract, they may want to do it sooner rather than later, because the price keeps going up. Jake Peavy signed a contract extension with the San Diego Padres that will guarantee him $65.5 million over the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Winter Meetings Are Underway In Nashville

    [THE HANGOVER] Winter Meetings Are Underway In Nashville

    December 3, 2007 at 9:39 am 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (66-96)Correction: On Friday we mentioned that Saturday was the deadline for offering arbitration to all players that are arbitration eligible. In fact, the deadline was only for teams to offer arbitration to their free agents. Players with at least three years, but less than six years of […]

     
  • [RAYS MEDIA] Why The Devil Rays Columnists Suck: Marc Topkin

    [RAYS MEDIA] Why The Devil Rays Columnists Suck: Marc Topkin

    November 28, 2007 at 11:19 am 11 comments

    Yesterday RJ Anderson of DRays Bay reported that a source informed him of a trade that would send Boof Bonser to the Rays was close to being made. I have from a reliable source that Boof Bonser has told people close to him that a deal with him heading to […]