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August Trade Candidates: Tampa Bay Rays Ben Zobrist

After months of speculation, the Tampa Bay Rays finally traded David Price just hours before the July 31 deadline, sending him to the Detroit Tigers in a three-way deal that netted them Wily Adames, Nick Franklin and Drew Smyly. Since the trade, their already slim playoff chances have dipped below five percent. More trades could be on the way for the Rays. One player that could be...
Via Baseball News Source
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Fake trade report didn't concern Rays' Ben Zobrist

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- For a moment, Tampa Bay Rays utility man Ben Zobrist was caught up in the craziness of a trade deadline day that will be recalled for a long time. Late Thursday afternoon, as news of left-hander David Price's trade to the Detroit Tigers broke, a fake Twitter account posing as USA Today writer Bob Nightengale posted "news" that Zobrist had been...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Value: Is Ben Zobrist on the move?

The second wild card has thrown a monkey wrench into the whole trade deadline process. It’s even caused some people to propose pushing the non-waiver deadline back into August. The problem is that too many teams think they are still in the hunt when the deadline comes this Thursday. The Rays are one of those teams caught in no man’s land. They have tradeable pieces in David Price...
Via The Fantasy Fix
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Rumors: San Francisco's interest in Rays' Ben Zobrist may be intensifying

The San Francisco Giants took a low-risk investment in Dan Uggla when they signed him to a minor-league deal. Days after signing, he was called up, and was immediately thrown into the action. In three games with the team, he has gone 0-8 and has struck out four times and committed three errors.Uggla's struggles combined with Marco Scutaro and Ehire Adrianza's injuries are...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Ben Zobrist trade rumors

Ben Zobrist’s name has been shrouded with trade rumors over the past week With the trade deadline less than two weeks away, the trade market should grow continuously more active. We’ve already seen a few big names traded – Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel, and Huston Street for instance – and it seems like another big name that may be changing teams is the two-time All-Star...
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

M's, Rays discussing trade for David Price and Ben Zobrist

The biggest name on this year’s baseball trade market is Tampa Bay Rays lefty David Price. No one knows where the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner will wind up but on Thursday we got a clue as to who was interested. The Seattle Mariners are reportedly in talks to acquire both Price and second baseman Ben Zobrist from the Rays. The surprising Mariners currently have a 51-44 record...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
July 17, 2014  |  1 Comment

Giants Linked to Possible Ben Zobrist Deal

The official second half of the season begins on Friday, so it’s the time of year where teams look inward and assess what they need in order to solidify their rosters for the mad playoff drive over the final two months of the season. For the Giants, I was all ready with a top five keys to the second half of the season type of article, but really, there’s just one very, very,...
Via BaySportsNet
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Rumors: San Francisco showing most interest in Rays' Ben Zobrist

Of all the players on the Tampa Bay Rays that have been mentioned in trade rumors, Ben Zobrist is the likeliest to be traded. He has drawn a lot of interest throughout the league and would be a solid addition for many teams.The team that is showing the most trade interest in Zobrist is the San Francisco Giants, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. He adds that the Seattle...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Ben Zobrist fill the San Francisco Giants biggest hole?

It’s hard to find many holes or faults in a team that is currently 19-games over .500 and has the best record in Major League Baseball, but the San Francisco Giants have one, and it’s a big. For the very beginning of Spring Training, Giants fans and pundits knew that second base could become a problem area, with the health of starter Marco Scutaro being in question at the start...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

After missing 2 weeks with injured thumb, Zobrist back in Rays lineup

Ben Zobrist is back with the Tampa Bay Rays. The second baseman rejoined the team Friday for the start of a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, after he had missed 13 contests since being placed on the 15-day disabled list May 15 with a dislocated left thumb. Zobrist, a two-time All-Star, injured the thumb when sliding awkwardly headfirst into second base...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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