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2015 Fantasy Baseball: The Fielding Chronicles — Shortstops

View image | gettyimages.com Why should I read this article? I thought my draft had gone well. I drafted my man crush Ben Zobrist to be my starting shortstop and even added Jed Lowrie as insurance. Everything seemed right. Then, a month into the season I lost both of them to the disabled list. These things happen and when they happen you start looking for someone (anyone) that...
Via The Fantasy Fix
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers look to bounce back against A's

While the Oakland Athletics expected Ben Zobrist to provide a versatile glove and reliable bat, he hasn't been around the past month as things turned south. The veteran may give the disappointing A's a lift should he return from the disabled list Monday when Yoenis Cespedes plays his first game in the Bay Area since joining the Detroit Tigers (3 p.m. pregame, 4:05 first pitch on...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers-Athletics Preview

While the Oakland Athletics expected Ben Zobrist to provide a versatile glove and reliable bat, he hasn't been around the past month as things turned south. The veteran may give the disappointing A's a lift should he return from the disabled list Monday when Yoenis Cespedes plays his first game in the Bay Area since joining the Detroit Tigers. Zobrist had a .270 average with 99 home...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday, May 22nd: Chad Pinder’s Grand Slam Highlights His 4-Hit Night for Hounds while Ben Zobrist & Sean Doolittle Make Successful Rehab Appearances for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Chad Pinder (4 for 5 / Grand Slam)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Midland RockHounds   8 Corpus Christi Hooks    12 LP – Jensen 3-3 / 5.55 HR – Pinder (6), Walsh (4) Farmhand Of The Game: Shortstop Chad Pinder (4 for 5 / Grand Slam) Despite falling to Corpus Christi 12-8 on Friday, the RockHounds got a huge night from...
Via Athletics Farm
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday, May 19th: Chris Bassitt Helps Sounds Hang on to Win in 9th while Ben Zobrist & Sean Doolittle Make Rehab Appearances for Ports & Hounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Chris Bassitt (4 1/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) New Orleans Zephyrs  1 Nashville Sounds       2 WP – Alvarez 2-1 / 6.48 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Chris Bassitt (4 1/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K) LHP Sean Nolin made the start for the Sounds on Tuesday and allowed 1 run on 2 hits...
Via Athletics Farm
6 days ago  |  Discuss

A's running out of time to recover from lackluster start

  We’re only in mid-May, and we’ve already seen the Yankees, Giants, Red Sox and White Sox recover from seemingly devastating slides. Who’s to say the Athletics can’t do the same? The A’s finally won a one-run game Monday night after dropping 13 of their first 14 such affairs, beating the Astros, 2-1. Their bullpen is bound to improve. Their luck is bound to change. And...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: The Fielding Chronicles — Second Basemen

View image | gettyimages.com Why should I bother reading this article? Fantasy sports players are always looking for an edge. Any information we can get are hands on that will help us pick players is appreciated. At first glance, it may appear like fielding may have nothing to do with fantasy production. It doesn’t directly. However, with teams becoming more sophisticated...
Via The Fantasy Fix
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Zobrist could return to A's by next homestand

Ben Zobrist, who hasn't played in a game with the Oakland A's since injuring his knee on April 19th, could be back by Memorial Day. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Zobrist is recovering quickly enough that the club will send him out on a minor league rehab stint on Tuesday - something that would put him in line to be in the A's lineup on Monday, May 25...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How Long Will Beane Give A’s To Turn Around Season Before Next Round of Trades?

It’s early enough in the season that you can make the case that things can still be turned around for the Oakland A’s.  Perhaps a few winning months come along and the Wild Card isn’t such a far-fetched fantasy by the time September rolls around. It’s also late enough in the season to acknowledge that the A’s have dug themselves into a deep enough hole that perhaps the...
Via BaySportsNet
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A's Zobrist 'looks good', could go out on rehab stint soon

Oakland A's utility man/all-around versatile player Ben Zobrist is recovering well from surgery to repair a left medial meniscus tear in his knee.The A's have been without Zobrist for a few weeks now, after he injured the knee on a slide in Kansas City on April 19th. The surgery took place on April 28th and the A's had him pegged to miss around four to six weeks, but he seems to...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s going on with the Oakland Athletics?

Even though the Oakland Athletics traded away the likes of 6.5 WAR player Josh Donaldson before the 2015 season commenced, the folks at FanGraphs projected them to have a 33% chance at making the playoffs. The A’s acquired Billy Butler, Ben Zobrist and Tyler Clippard to make up for some the rather surprising trades Billy Beane made, but so far, it hasn’t worked. Oakland is 13...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s going on with the Oakland Athletics?

Even though the Oakland Athletics traded away the likes of 6.5 WAR player Josh Donaldson before the 2015 season commenced, the folks at FanGraphs projected them to have a 33% chance at making the playoffs. The A’s acquired Billy Butler, Ben Zobrist and Tyler Clippard to make up for some the rather surprising trades Billy Beane made, but so far, it hasn’t worked. Oakland is 13...
Via Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Zobrist's timetable for A's return unknown after knee surgery

Oakland A's infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Tuesday, and by all accounts the procedure was 'successful'. Despite that, CSN Bay Area reports that the A's will have to wait a bit for a clear picture regarding the timetable for his return. There's no understating Zobrist's value to the A's, as he's become one of the most versatile...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics’ Ben Zobrist Headed to Disabled List with Torn Knee Cartilage

Oakland Athletics’ Ben Zobrist, left, steals second base while Kansas City Royals second baseman Christian Colon, right, fields a throw during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) Oakland A’s starting second baseman Ben Zobrist is headed to the disabled list with torn cartilage in his left...
Via The Sports Journal
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist to undergo knee surgery

Ben Zobrist has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Oakland Athletics as he is set to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Zobrist, 33, had been attempting to play though the injury but has now decided surgery is the best option. During his absence the Athletics will give the majority of the time at second base to Eric Sogard. Though 14 games the versatile Zobrist...
Via Tireball.com
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

A's Zobrist hopes to bounce back from knee surgery quickly

The Oakland A's placed infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday due to a lingering knee issue. Zobrist, who suffered the injury last weekend in Kansas City, needs meniscus surgery on his left knee, a procedure that usually comes with a 4-6 week recovery time. Zobrist told John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group that he's looking forward to getting back...
Via Fox Sports
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics place Ben Zobrist on DL with knee injury

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics have placed infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist on the 15-day disabled list with torn cartilage in his left knee. Oakland purchased the contract of infielder Max Muncy from Triple-A Nashville on Saturday to take Zobrist's place on the 25-man roster. Muncy is starting at third base for Saturday's game against Houston for his major league debut...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist Lands on DL

View image | gettyimages.com The Oakland Athletics have placed Ben Zobrist on the DL with a medical meniscus tear. Zobrist was hitting .240 in his first season with the A's, with 1 home run and 8 RBI. The team will bring up Max Muncy from Triple-A Nashville.No word on the timetable for Zobrist. He tried to play through the injury but the team is playing it safe by placing him...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Coco Crisp needs surgery, out 6-8 weeks

Oakland Athletics starting left fielder and leadoff hitter Coco Crisp will need surgery to remove a bone spur and chips in his right elbow, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report. Crisp, who is in the first season of a two-year deal, is expected to miss six to eight weeks. The 35-year-old has been put on the disabled list four times in his previous five seasons with...
Via Sports-Glory
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Move the Rays to Montreal!

Yesterday, I came across a piece detailing the Tampa Bay Rays’ ongoing problems with city officials in securing a new stadium. The team has had many issues trying to stay in Tampa, and by all accounts it looks like it’s far from being resolved. Matters certainly aren’t helped by the fact that in terms of the on-field product, it’s starting to look pretty grim in the Big...
Via Brush Back Pitch
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell takes the field with Oakland

Actor Will Ferrell will play 10 positions for 10 teams in five different Cactus League games Thursday. Ferrell is dedicating the HBO project to the fight against cancer, while also honoring Bert Campaneris’ historic feat of playing every position on the field for the Kansas City A’s in a game against the Angels 50 years ago. WATCH: Will Ferrell and Campy enjoy a game of...
Via Sports-Glory
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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
February 16, 2015  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
February 03, 2015  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet Julianna Zobrist — Christian Singer and Wife of Ben Zobrist

Was it any surprise to anyone that Athletics general manager Billy Beane traded for sabermetric darling Ben Zobrist? I mean, there was a film made based off the genius of “Moneyball” so it makes sense that they now own one of the premiere players of the advanced stat movement. As an added bonus for Billy, Julianna Zobrist (Ben’s wife) happens to be a Christian singer. And...
Via Busted Coverage
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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