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How much is Robinson Cano worth?

Last week, Robinson Cano‘s name found itself in the news, because someone decided to ask a presumably drunk former coach for his opinions while someone else was recording. The news cycle subsequently spent its weekend worshiping at the altar of football, but now we’re back to Cano again, this time for a different reason. John Harper wrote a piece for the Daily News, and within...
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Figuring Out What To Pay Ben Zobrist

Ben Zobrist has been something of a polarizing figure in the game for seven years now. Ever since his 2009 breakout — where a 28 year old with -0.4 career WAR put up an +8.6 WAR season — his place among the game’s best players has been a point of discussion, with some pretty wide ranging opinions regarding his value. To the sabermetric community, he was a legitimate superstar...
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Top five potential offseason targets for the New York Mets

The Mets could target Ben Zobrist to create flexibility on the field and on the roster. Denny Medley USA TODAY SportsBefore arbitration, the New York Mets have right around $60 million committed to the 2016 payroll. This is one of the deepest free agent classes in recent memory and the Mets could stand to improve nearly every part of their roster (except, of course, their starting...
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Why the Royals Must Bring Ben Zobrist Back

The Kansas City Royals went all-in for 2016 when they traded for Ben Zobrist and Johnny Cueto at the trade deadline. The moves paid off, and Kansas City hoisted its first World Series trophy since 1985. Cueto was certainly a rental, and it’s doubtful there will even be serious contract talks between the ace pitcher […]
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

If Mets Could Sign One: Daniel Murphy or Ben Zobrist?

Throughout the playoffs, Mets fans were in awe with Daniel Murphy‘s incredible play. Quite frankly, they had ample reason to. Whether it was the seven home runs, the timely base knocks, head’s up base running, and even some rare stellar defense, there was a lot to be excited about. Then the World Series began, and the home runs were were gone, the hits were limited, and the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of the Yankees and Ben Zobrist

If you’re reading this, most likely you’re a Yankees fan. This isn’t a breaking news story or even a story discussing an actual piece of news. Nothing has actually happened as it pertains to the Yankees and free agent Swiss army knife Ben Zobrist. I’ve gathered you here mostly to discuss the reports that are out there, which say that the Yankees won’t be signing Zobrist...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Formally Reach Out To Ben Zobrist

As expected, the New York Mets reached out to Alan Nero, the agent for free agent Ben Zobrist, according to a report by Dan Martin of the New York Post. Martin says the Mets figure to make a strong push for Zobrist, whose versatility would allow them to use him at second base and in the outfield. Zobrist, who turns 35 in May, could get as much as a four-year deal worth over $60...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist would look great in a Mets uniform

As the hot stove simmers, GMs are kicking the tires on a free agent class stacked with top and mid-tier starting pitchers. At first blush, this might seem a bad year for the Mets’ front office to dabble in long term contracts. After all, Mr. Met might be the only mascot in baseball who can look in the mirror and honestly say, “we don’t need starting pitching.” The bright...
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Ben Zobrist’s newborn daughter’s middle name is Royal

Ben Zobrist spent roughly 14 weeks as a member of the Kansas City Royals following a July trade, but it’s safe to say his time there made quite the impact on him. Such an impact, in fact, that Zobrist and wife Julianna named their newborn daughter Blaise Royal Zobrist. BLAISE ROYAL ZOBRIST, waited for her...Read More
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Zobrist’s pregnant wife: Stay at World Series if I go into labor

Kansas City Royals second baseman Ben Zobrist has received clearance from his very pregnant wife, musician Julianna, to remain playing in the World Series should she go into labor. “She said, ‘You better hit a home run,’” Zobrist joked before the Royals’ 7-1 Game 2 victory, via the New York Post. “She already kind of let me know, if we’re in the middle of a game...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

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