BEN ZOBRIST NEWS

De La Rosa dazzles as Colorado Rockies even series in Oakland

  Colorado Rockies fans won’t know what they had until he’s gone. Jorge De La Rosa, perhaps the most under-appreciated starting pitcher in Rockies history, did what he seems to do every time he takes the mound. Every fifth day, it feels like the words are all the same. It feels like the scenario is almost exactly the same every time. Here is how it goes down; De La Rosa allows...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets and A’s Discussing Deal For Zobrist?

While he wouldn’t go into detail regarding trade talks, on Wednesday Sandy Alderson told John Harper of the Daily News that he understands the urgency to get the ballclub help. “It would be nice to do something if we could to improve the team and give it a psychological boost,” Alderson said. With the Mets looking to add some thump to their lineup, could Ben Zobrist be the...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mets, A's have been in talks regarding Ben Zobrist

As the trade deadline nears closer, the New York Mets have reportedly been talking to the Oakland A's about working out a deal to acquire utility man Ben Zobrist. The New York Daily News reports that the teams have been engaged in talks concerning Zobrist but that it's uncertain whether a trade will actually result. "Sources on both sides say the two teams have talked about Zobrist...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rays are winning and they’re not gonna stop

Last year and this past winter saw the Tampa Bay Rays trade away David Price, Ben Zobrist, and Wil Myers. These moves were not widely lauded and most thought there wasn’t a chance the Rays could compete this year. As of the morning of June 24th, the Rays are first in the AL East with a 41-32 record (3rd best in AL, 7th best in MLB). This has prompted me to ask two questions: How...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals casting wide net with trade inquiries

The Kansas City Royals have been on a mission this summer. They are determined to show the world that last year’s improbable run to the World Series was no fluke and they are for real. They are so far doing that as they lead the AL Central by 3.5 games with a sizzling 40-28 record. However, they are not just going to be complacent and hope to continue their hot start with their...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics aren’t out of the hunt yet

Although the Oakland Athletics are currently in last place in the American League West Division standings, they are one of the hottest teams in baseball right now. They have a 17-11 record dating back to May 23 and have won six of their last eight games. Oakland has been on fire recently mainly because of a surging offense and dominant starting pitching. In the last eight games,...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants trade rumors: Ben Zobrist edition

Utility man Ben Zobrist has been linked to almost every MLB team and it is not surprising. The value of Zobrist can fit multiple teams’ needing just one player. He is a great defender and he is also a switch hitter. Having that kind of defense and offense is a very valuable asset. You can put him in the outfield, shortstop, or second base. With the recent injuries to the San Francisco...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics’ Ben Zobrist back on track

When the Oakland Athletics acquired Ben Zobrist from the Tampa Bay Rays this offseason, it was expected that Zobrist would bring stability to a weak offense. At 29-41, Oakland has yet to find a groove this season, and Zobrist has been in the middle of those struggles. Zobrist started off the 2015 campaign hitting for a .240 batting average in just 14 games before landing on the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays' will to win overcomes any obstacle in their path

They are doing it without manager Joe Maddon, without general manager Andrew Friedman, without super-utility man Ben Zobrist. They are doing it without injured pitchers Alex Cobb, Matt Moore and Drew Smyly, not to mention injured hitters John Jaso, James Loney and Desmond Jennings. And heaven knows, seeing as how these are the Tampa Bay Rays, baseball’s little brothers of the poor...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

A's trade talks indicate they still live in present as much as future

Sometimes even trade discussions that go nowhere can be revealing. Case in point: Recent talks between the Athletics and Nationals regarding A’s super-utility man Ben Zobrist. The conversations did not gain traction, according to major-league sources. But the identity of one player on a list that the A’s wanted to discuss shows that general manager Billy Beane, once again, does...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Zobrist, Kazmir and Clippard Names Included in Latest Trade Rumors

The weather is getting ready to heat up, and so is baseball season. We are all in full swing now, and just as that begins the MLB July 31 trade deadline is fast approaching. The Athletics have been pegged as sellers at the deadline for weeks now, and teams have already come calling about specific players. Now that it seems the A’s might be back in the swing of Green Collar Baseball...
Via BaySportsNet
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics erupt for 16 runs, win 4th straight

The Oakland Athletics were firing on all cylinders on Wednesday night as they defeated the San Diego Padres 16-2 for their fourth consecutive win. The offensive bombardment from the A’s began in the first inning as they put up four runs which included a three-run-home run by Billy Butler. The game would remain rather quiet for a while, as the score was just 5-1 through six innings...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s trade rumors: Tyler Clippard

The July 31st trade deadline is nearing, and the Oakland A’s (26-39) should have a clear plan by now. Whereas last year the A’s were serious buyers, collecting both Jon Lester and Jeff Samardzija, the team’s unfortunate start to 2015 undoubtedly means selling at the deadline. The A’s have a few interesting players, Ben Zobrist and Tyler Clippard are probably the most...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees trade rumors: Possible improvements for middle infield

Dustin Ackley is a possible target for the New York Yankees as the trade deadline nears The New York Yankees have gone 7-1 over their last eight games, giving them an enviable lead of two games in the tightly bunched American League East. At this season’s outset, few pundits were bullish on the Bronx Bombers, with many believing that they’d bring up the rear in the wide...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees trade rumors: Ben Zobrist edition

Still holding on to first place in the accessible American League East division are the New York Yankees (33-26) with a one and a half game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays. Despite the defensive lapses and inconsistent bats of the Bombers, the Yankees continue to find ways to win, mainly through power hitting. The Yankees are currently third in the MLB  as a team in the home run category...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees trade rumors: 2nd base edition

It’s time for the New York Yankees to give up on 2nd baseman Stephen Drew. The New York Yankees should be focused on finding a viable option at second base. That player may have to be brought in by way of a trade prior to the July 31st trade deadline, but it does remain a possibility that there is a potentially solid option already sitting in their dugout. Current Options at Second...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals trade rumors: Ben Zobrist edition

With Jayson Werth likely out until August, the Nationals have been forced to cope with life without one of their most consistent hitters over the past few seasons. After winning just two of their last ten games, it is clear that the Nationals need some kind of spark to get them going offensively without Werth in the lineup. One name that has been swirling around as a possible Werth...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Mets Shouldn’t Trade For Ben Zobrist

With the Mets looking to add more firepower to their lineup, could Ben Zobrist be the answer the team is looking for? Zobrist is a popular trade target among fans, but there is one major problem with this idea. He will be massively overpriced on the trade market. The Yankees, Nationals and Cubs are already connected to Zobrist, so it’s likely that there is going to be an intense...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

5 potential trade deadline deals that make the most sense

The Major League Baseball trade deadline is always one of the most exciting times of the season. It’s a time when good players on disappointing teams finally get liberated as the top teams prepare for their playoff run. This season’s deadline includes a lot of intriguing possibilities but, as always, there are some that just make more sense than the others. Of course this doesn’t...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist is once again a popular trade target

When the Oakland A’s acquired Ben Zobrist from the Tampa Bay Rays, it seemed like a perfect fit for him. He was a Billy Beane type of player. He played multiple positions – both infield and outfield, posted a consistently solid OBP and could be slotted anywhere in the lineup. Now, just 1/3 through his first season with the A’s, Zobrist may have a new home soon. The A’s have...
Via The Outside Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist is once again a popular trade target

When the Oakland A’s acquired Ben Zobrist from the Tampa Bay Rays, it seemed like a perfect fit for him. He was a Billy Beane type of player. He played multiple positions – both infield and outfield, posted a consistently solid OBP and could be slotted anywhere in the lineup. Now, just 1/3 through his first season with the A’s, Zobrist may have a new home soon. The A’s have...
Via Bloguin Best
26 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade rumors: pitching and third base

The calendar has changed over to June, meaning that it’s now easier to see which teams will be buyers and which teams will be sellers as we approach the trade deadline of July 31. The New York Mets, believe it or not, may be in position to be buyers. This is a fairly new stance for the team to take as in recent years they have seen their share of midseason departures such as Marlon...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals express interest in Ben Zobrist

There have been many rumors about the Oakland Athletics moving a number of players before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and one of those players is utility man Ben Zobrist. Today, the Washington Nationals were linked to the Zobrist banter. Sources: #Nationals have contacted #Athletics about Zobrist. Talks preliminary. Zobrist could play LF until Werth returns, then both...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
27 days ago  |  Discuss

No Shortage Of Teams Interested In Zobrist, Bidding Will Be Fierce

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Mets, Nationals, Yankees and Cubs are among just some of the teams who have recently contacted the Oakland A’s about acquiring the very versatile Ben Zobrist. With demand for Zobrist increasing day by day, Billy Beane has the luxury of letting this play out as long as he can while increasing the competition and bidding for his valued...
Via Mets Merized Online
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals Have Contacted Athletics About Ben Zobrist

The Ben Zobrist market continues to heat up; as the summer rolls on, the list of suitors continues to grow for the veteran utility man. Put down the Washington Nationals as the latest team to call the Oakland Athletics about the veteran’s availability. The Nationals have reportedly contacted the A’s about a potential deal, though talks are still preliminary at this point as reported...
Via Baseball Essential
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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