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Zobrist's gift to the Royals? It starts with getting on base

Anyone who saw or read Moneyball is familiar with the mantra that on-base percentage equates with winning. Well, no Royal has been on base like Ben Zobrist since he came to the Kansas City Royals from Oakland, the Moneyball mecca, and along the way a first-place Royals club has won at an even greater pace. The Royals were 61-39 (.610 winning percentage) before the second baseman...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

With Alex Gordon returning, Royals will unlock the real value of Ben Zobrist

Ok, I’ll admit it, I just never saw what all the fuss was about with Ben Zobrist. To me, he was always a jack of all trades, master of none. In a good lineup, Zobrist would excel, but make him the focal point and watch his numbers slide. Moneyball and the Joe Maddon mystique made his .270/.350/.450 slash line (although as the game skews more and more to the pitcher, that line looks...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Zobrist Continues to Reward Royals Fans

  When the Royals acquired Ben Zobrist back on July 28, I was beside myself with excitement.   There was not a more perfect fit available for what this Royals team needed than in what Zobrist can bring to the lineup and in the field with his versatility. While scrolling through social media for reactions, I was quite surprised at how much negative reaction there was to the trade...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist on his return to The Trop

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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Finding a Home for Zobrist will be easy for the Royals

  In case you have been living under a rock, the time has come that we begin looking at the return of Alex Gordon sometime in the not so distant future. He has begun his rehab stint in Omaha and is looking like he is close to returning to form. The news is not so much that Alex is returning (although there will be much fanfare and twitter will be gloriously ablaze upon his return...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

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
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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
July 28, 2015  |  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...
July 18, 2015  |  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...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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