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Ben Zobrist bids farewell to Rays fans with full-page ad

Former Tampa Bay Rays utility player Ben Zobrist paid an emotional farewell to Rays fans with this full-page ad in Sunday’s Tampa Bay Times. Zobrist was traded to the Oakland Athletics (along with teammate Yunel Escobar, already traded to the Washington Nationals) earlier this offseason. Ben Zobrist and his wife, Julianna, took out an ad in today's Tampa Bay Times. pic.twitter...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist: Bona fide star or solid utility man?

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Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist takes out newspaper ad to say goodbye to fans, teammates

Ben Zobrist said a heartfelt "goodbye" to his former fans and colleagues Sunday. The two-time All-Star, traded to the Oakland Athletics on Jan. 10, published a note to Tampa Bay Rays players, officials and fans in Sunday's edition of the Tampa Bay Times. The utility man spent nine seasons with the Rays and closed as the franchise's leader in doubles (229) and walks (542). In addition...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Acquire Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar From Tampa Bay Rays

OAKLAND, Calif.– The busy Oakland Athletics have acquired infielders Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays for catcher John Jaso and two minor leaguers. The teams announced the trade Saturday. Tampa Bay also got infielder Daniel Robertson, outfielder Boog Powell and cash in the trade. The 33-year-old Zobrist is a two-time All-Star. He hit .272 with 10 home runs...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s add Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar, continuing surprising offseason

The curious offseason of the Oakland Athletics continues with general manager Billy Beane picking up one of the more coveted players on the trade market in Ben Zobrist. The Nationals, Giants and Cubs had been rumored to be pursuing the 33-year-old super-utilityman, but it’s the A’s swooping in with a January surprise. According to the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Susan Slusser...
Via The Outside Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

A's acquire Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar

After an offseason that has seen him purge the Oakland Athletics of their Major League talent, general manager Billy Beane has apparently pulled off a rather big trade. According to multiple media reports, Oakland has acquired All-Star Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for John Jaso and two minor league players. This move fills a ton of...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Giants out on Shields and Scherzer, in on Zobrist

The San Francisco Giants have put together a quiet offseason following their 2014 World Championship. And while the club still needs some help, they won’t be looking at either Max Scherzer or James Shields. However, Ben Zobrist *is* still in play for the team. Giants are out on Shields, never in on Scherzer and still trying to work a deal on Zobrist according to sources ...
Via The Outside Corner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist Potential Trade Target for White Sox?

The Chicago White Sox made some big splashes this winter but they might have one more move up their sleeve. Recent tweets from columnist Phil Rogers say that a trade for Ben Zobrist could happen. Ben Zobrist would be a nice fit for White Sox, who currently see 2B as competition between Micah Johnson, Carlos Sanchez & Leury Garcia. — Phil Rogers (@philgrogers) December...
Via Sports Mockery
28 days ago  |  Discuss

A Ben Zobrist trade now appears inevitable

A Ben Zobrist trade has always been likely at some point this season, but it was always a question of when it would happen. Well, that’s not a question anymore with the news that Tampa Bay has signed infielder Asdrubal Cabrera. That’s too many starting caliber middle infielders for the Rays now, so one of them has to go. That one is going to be Ben Zobrist and it is going to...
Via The Outside Corner
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #165: Ben Zobrist | 2B/SS/OF | TB

When you look up Ben Zobrist on, it’s clear that his main strength is his discipline at the plate. He’s praised over and over for both his very patient approach and his tendency to make contact when he does decide to swing. All of this has culminated in a player who basically walks as much as he strikes out and who consistently posts on base percentages around...
Via Baseball Professor
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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