Ben Zobrist to the Tigers? David Price to, wherever?

It could be that time for the Rays. As the losses pile up, the "GB" category in the American League standings gets larger the Rays may be forced to face the reality of dealing away some of their better players.

Topkin noted that the Tigers are in need of a shortstop and Zobrist would fit the bill.

But, Topkin stresses after talking to Andrew Friedman Thursday, that there is no immediate push to deal.

"They still want to give it at least a few weeks to unfold. There's no rush to do anything," Topkin said. The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is July 31.

Head HERE for all of what Topkin had to write for the Tampa Bay Times.

Here is the full Friday conversation with Topkin on the Sports Page: