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2015 ZiPS Projections – Tampa Bay Rays

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Tampa Bay Rays. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Batters Ben Zobrist remains […]
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist wears wrong helmet during at-bat vs Japan (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Tampa Bay Rays switch-hitting infielder Ben Zobrist started his sixth inning at-bat with a lefty helmet while batting from the right side in Sunday's game for the MLB All-Stars in Japan.Zobrist reached a 2-1 count when teammate Evan Longoria hooked him up with the appropriate right-handed helmet. Everyone involved, including Japan's...
Via Holdout Sports
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

No doubter: Rays exercise 2015 option on utility star Ben Zobrist

The Tampa Bay Rays made the easy call to exercise their 2015 club option for infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist. The option, worth $7.5 million, means a 10th season in a Rays uniform is within reach for the versatile player who has become one of Tampa Bay's most recognizable presences. He can be the first player in franchise history to play a 10th season with the Rays. "Ben has been...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Rumors: Ben Zobrist could be a fit with the Dodgers

Finding a good utility player in the major leagues is one of the hardest things to do, but in Ben Zobrist the Tampa Bay Rays have one of the best.  Last July his name was mentioned in plenty of rumors, and this offseason he is sure to again be a topic of discussion.  Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe is reporting that with former Rays General Manager Andrew Friedman now part of...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 26, 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

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

Rays Rumors – Ben Zobrist Trade Possibilities

2014 has been a disappointing season for the Tampa Bay Rays, as they currently own the worst record in the major leagues. The Rays have several attractive trade chips on their roster, one of which is the versatile second baseman Ben Zobrist. He’s under contract for this season and has an affordable team option for 2015. While his production has declined slightly this year, he’s...
Via Baseball News Source
June 15, 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

Rays place 2B Ben Zobrist on 15-day disabled list with dislocated thumb

The Tampa Bay Rays placed second baseman Ben Zobrist on the 15-day disabled list Thursday. The announcement came a day after he dislocated his left thumb in the fifth inning of the Rays' 2-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Zobrist was caught stealing at second base and made awkward contact with the bag on a headfirst slide. He winced in pain before leaving the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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