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Ben Zobrist Running on Ice Before Spring Training

There’s nothing more terrifying for baseball fans than spring training. There are way too many games and every year there always seems to be a ridiculous non-baseball related injury that strikes. I mean, last year Francisco Rodriguez stepped on a damn cactus while participating in the Cactus League. Come on! But this didn’t stop new Athletics second baseman Ben Zobrist from tempting...
Via Busted Coverage
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Three questions entering the 2015 season

Even though the Oakland A’s seems to be wrapping up their offseason, there are still a lot of questions about the upcoming 2015 season. With so many new players on the 40-man roster, it will be interesting to see who falls into what positions after spring training. Before the season begins, let’s take a crack at answering some of the burning questions surrounding the Athletics...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s free agent rumors: Hector Olivera

Hector Olivera Even though the Oakland A’s seem to be pretty content with their acquisitions this offseason, it was reported that there was a big Athletics presence in the stands at Hector Olivera’s showcase in the Dominican Republic. The A’s were also joined by the San Francisco Giants, the Atlanta Braves, and the San Diego Padres who are all scouting Olivera. Olivera is...
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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
January 20, 2015  |  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
January 10, 2015  |  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
January 03, 2015  |  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
December 30, 2014  |  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

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

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

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