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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Tampa Bay Times announces temporary pay cut for full-time staff

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Plus: MLB.com’s Top 30 list for the Rays is revealed! And you’ll NEVER guess who is number 1! (you will definitely guess who is number 1)

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Rays News

  • Tampa Bay Times announces temporary pay cut for full-time staff: We are all worse off, significantly worse off, without strong, well supported, and independent local press. When it comes to sports, this is especially important as we all know as Rays fans: the rest of the world will ignore the teams and the stories here. But the hard work of our friends at the Times is vital for all fans to relay the stories of our region, of this team, and of our time.

I haven’t lived in the Tampa Bay area for years, but subscribing to this paper and getting to read all of the amazing work that Marc and the rest of the Times crew put out makes me feel connected to my home.

DRaysBay supports the Times, and fully encourages our readers to subscribe.

  • Rays 2020 Media Guide is here!
  • Willy Adames re-lives and takes us through The Relay:

Around the League

  • The hot new Twitter follow is the Astros Shame Tour, going from 0 to 100K followers awfully quick. Since the players escaped any real punishment, shame is all we got.
  • Speaking of the Astros, thanks to Manfred choosing to bypass punishments for deals, beanball street justice seems to be on the menu in the Spring: