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Projecting the Prospects in the Ben Zobrist Trade

The Royals have struck again. First, they pried Johnny Cueto from the Reds for young arms Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed. Now they’ve landed Ben Zobrist from the Athletics for two more pitching prospects — Sean Manaea and Aaron Brooks. Awful lot of pitching prospects changing hands these days. Anyway, here’s what the stats say about the […]
Via Fangraphs
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Kansas City Royals trade rumors: Yasiel Puig edition

( The Kansas City Royals already made their big move in acquiring Johnny Cueto from the Red’s on Sunday, but weren’t done as they went out and shipped two more minor league pitchers to the Oakland Athletics in return for outfielder/second baseman Ben Zobrist. Zobrist spent nearly a decade in Tampa Bay before playing the first half of this season with Oakland...
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Royals prove they are all-in with Ben Zobrist trade

Just two days after pulling the trigger on a deal for Reds righty Johnny Cueto, the Royals sent shockwaves around the league with their acquisition of utilityman Ben Zobrist from the Athletics. MLB insider Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports broke news of the trade on Twitter late Tuesday morning. Oakland will be receiving minor league...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Royals Acquire Ben Zobrist, Trade Two Minor Leaguers To A’s In Exchange

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Kansas City Royals made another big addition for the season’s stretch run, acquiring utilityman Ben Zobrist and cash from the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday for right-hander Aaron Brooks and minor league left-hander Sean Manaea. Zobrist, a 34-year-old infielder and outfielder, batted .268 with six home runs, 20 doubles, two triples and 33 RBIs in 67 games...
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Kansas City Royals strike another deal, acquiring Ben Zobrist from Athletics

The Kansas City Royals are going all in. Just days after acquiring new staff ace Johnny Cueto in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds, the club has struck another deal, this time acquiring super-utility man Ben Zobrist and $2 million from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for pitching prospects Sean Manaea and Aaron Brooks per Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan. Final deal: Ben Zobrist to...
Via The Outside Corner
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Royals reportedly acquire Ben Zobrist from Athletics

The Kansas City Royals are going all in this season. Just a couple days after landing Johnny Cueto, the defending American League champs have picked up super utility man Ben Zobrist in a three-player deal that should help the team maintain its standing atop the American League Central. Left-hander Sean Manaea and right-hander Aaron Brooks going to #Athletics for Zobrist, per ...
Via Sportsnaut
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A's sending Ben Zobrist to Royals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics have traded utilityman Ben Zobrist and cash to the Kansas City Royals for right-hander Aaron Brooks and minor league left-hander Sean Manaea. The teams announced the trade Tuesday. The 34-year-old Zobrist, an infielder and outfielder, batted .268 with six home runs, 20 doubles, two triples and 33 RBIs in 67 games for the A's, who are last...
Via AP on Fox
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Royals land switch-hitting utilityman Ben Zobrist in trade with A's

The Kansas City Royals are once again in the middle of a major transaction just prior to the trade deadline. And if landing Johnny Cueto didn't already prove the club is all-in for another run at the World Series, Tuesday's acquisition cements it.  The Royals have obtained utilityman Ben Zobrist and cash considerations from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for right-handed pitcher...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees trade rumors: Ben Zobrist edition

If the New York Yankees acquire Ben Zobrist, current second baseman Stephen Drew will not be wearing pinstripes for much longer. With the MLB trade deadline now less than two weeks, the New York Yankees are amping up their search for a player who can help them down the stretch as they attempt to win their 41st American League Pennant. At 49-40 on the season, the Yankees sit atop...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics need to move Ben Zobrist

The Oakland Athletics have a 41-50 record on the season, good enough for last place in the American League West division. Oakland is currently 8.5 games back from the AL West leading Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Based on the poor performance of the Athletics, it’s safe to say that they will probably be sellers when the trade deadline approaches. Some pieces, such as ace Sonny...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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