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Rays Rumors: Ben Zobrist, Joel Peralta hope to return

The Tampa Bay Rays season has ended. The team finished with a 77-85 record and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2012. Now, with the offseason looming, two important players, Ben Zobrist and Joel Peralta can become free agents at the end of the season, barring team options.#455507148 / gettyimages.comBoth Zobrist and Peralta want to remain with the Rays in 2015, they...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

AL East MVPs & Cy Youngs

The Phillies offseason has officially started, because they suck and aren't in the playoffs.  They were eliminated in March.  Anyway...to help pass the time, I'll be focusing mainly on the Phillies but also delving into all things baseball related.  So, without further ado, I bring to you the MVPs and Cy Youngs of the American League East.Baltimore Orioles:MVP - Adam Jones...
Via We Should Be GM's
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

End of Season Fantasy Baseball Second Base Rankings

Anthony Rendon was supposed to be the Nationals 2B this season, but injuries to Ryan Zimmerman chanaged things.  Ian Kinsler is the real 2B MVP.  When the Tigers trade Prince Fielder for him this offseason, we thought the Rangers won that deal....until Fielder's neck caused him to miss the rest of the season.Jose Altuve won the American League batting title, and hit 47...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians series primer

The Tampa Bay Rays have a chance to play spoiler in their final series. Entering the last series of the regular season, the Rays travel to Progressive Field with the Cleveland Indians on the fringe of the American League wild-card race. At 83-76, the Indians are three games behind the Oakland Athletics for the second wild-card spot, so that means Cleveland can be eliminated from...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist's three-hit night leads Rays past Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) -- Ben Zobrist had three hits and drove in Tampa Bay's first two runs during an eighth inning rally for the Rays in a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Alex Cobb pitched seven strong innings and Matt Joyce added a solo homer in the ninth for the Rays in the series opener between the bottom two teams in the AL East. Cobb (9-9) allowed just one run on...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays strike late in 6-2 win at Boston

BOSTON (AP) Ben Zobrist had three hits and drove in Tampa Bay's first two runs during an eighth inning rally for the Rays in a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Alex Cobb pitched seven strong innings and Matt Joyce added a solo homer in the ninth for the Rays in the series opener between the bottom two teams in the AL East. Cobb (9-9) allowed just one run on...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist's three-hit night leads Rays past Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) -- Ben Zobrist had three hits and drove in Tampa Bay's first two runs during an eighth inning rally for the Rays in a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Alex Cobb pitched seven strong innings and Matt Joyce added a solo homer in the ninth for the Rays in the series opener between the bottom two teams in the AL East. Cobb (9-9) allowed just one run on...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Tampa Bay Rays

This was supposed to be *the* year for the Rays. They looked like one of the most talented teams in the American League, and were going to be a playoff lock. But just like with the Rangers, their season derailed quickly and couldn’t get back on the tracks. By the time all was said and done, all the dust had settled, and the smoke was cleared, the Rays were in no man’s land in...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Tampa Bay Rays

This was supposed to be *the* year for the Rays. They looked like one of the most talented teams in the American League, and were going to be a playoff lock. But just like with the Rangers, their season derailed quickly and couldn’t get back on the tracks. By the time all was said and done, all the dust had settled, and the smoke was cleared, the Rays were in no man’s land in...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Odorizzi, Zobrist, Longoria take home BBWAA awards

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Ben Zobrist found Don Zimmer's influence most powerful when discussing baseball's small moments. If attention to detail is present, Zobrist learned, production will follow in time. Zimmer's ethos was wise: Master the job's little duties and large reward will come. So it was appropriate that the utility man reflected on the late Tampa Bay Rays...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist's RBI single in ninth lifts Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Ben Zobrist hit a game-ending single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees 1-0 on Monday night. With the Baltimore Orioles' 5-2 win over Toronto, the Yankees were eliminated from AL East title contention in Derek Jeter's final season. Mired in an 0-for-24 slump, Jeter was given the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist's RBI single in ninth lifts Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Ben Zobrist hit a game-ending single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees 1-0 on Monday night. With the Baltimore Orioles' 5-2 win over Toronto, the Yankees were eliminated from AL East title contention in Derek Jeter's final season. Mired in an 0-for-24 slump, Jeter was given the...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Zobrist has RBI single in 9th, Rays beat Yankees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Ben Zobrist hit a game-ending single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees 1-0 on Monday night. With the Baltimore Orioles' 5-2 win over Toronto, the Yankees were eliminated from AL East title contention in Derek Jeter's final season. Mired in an 0-for-24 slump, Jeter was given the...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays recover to beat Blue Jays in 10 innings

TORONTO (AP) -- Sean Rodriguez drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar both homered as the Rays took two of three from Toronto, dealing the Blue Jays a blow in their chase for an AL wild-card berth. Toronto came in four games out of a playoff spot. Toronto pinch...
Via Fox Sports Florida
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Daniel Murphy may be untradeable

It’s true. Daniel Murphy just might be the most untradeable person on the Mets. For reasons that make absolutely no sense. Nobody but the Mets sees him as a long term answer at 2B. Many have argued (Joel Sherman of the New York post comes to mind) that he should be pushed as a super utility player, a “Ben Zobrist” type and not as a 2B. Matthew Cerrone on Metsblog.com today...
Via Mets360.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Reasons to Believe in Danny Salazar

We can’t ever be sure exactly who a player is. Some guys are easier to project than others. Some guys have many years of data and consistent results. Guys like Hunter Pence or Ben Zobrist. Other guys have minimal data and inconsistent results. Danny Salazar is a guy like that. Nevertheless, a large portion of […]
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Keep Murphy As Super Utility Player?

Wait, what? That’s exactly what Joel Sherman of the New York Post suggests the Mets do with Daniel Murphy next season. The Mets should pay Murphy roughly $8 million to be a utility man next year, or really a super-utility man. Their defenseless version of Ben Zobrist. His reasoning is that a team that already struggles on offense and plans to contend next season, should not be...
Via Mets Merized Online
28 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB All-Underrated team

  Tampa Bay Rays Ben Zobrist – Photo Credit – Keith Allison What is the definition of an underrated player? Is it a player that is good but your typical casual fan will not know about him? Is it a player that plays on a small market team so you do not see alot of him on national television? Could be a player that plays on a good team loaded with talent so he flies under the...
Via Hot Stove MLB
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ben Zobrist makes great leaping catch at the wall

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Via Fox Sports Florida
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 120: Offense held silent behind strong McCarthy start

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images New York Yankees 0 – Tampa Bay Rays 5 The struggles of the offense for the 2014 season continues tonight. Brandon McCarthy was greeted with a pair of hits, starting with Desmond Jennings single to right field. Ben Zobrist would add a single of his own to put runners on the corners. A walk would put McCarthy in hot water right away, loading the bases with...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

August Trade Candidates: Tampa Bay Rays Ben Zobrist

After months of speculation, the Tampa Bay Rays finally traded David Price just hours before the July 31 deadline, sending him to the Detroit Tigers in a three-way deal that netted them Wily Adames, Nick Franklin and Drew Smyly. Since the trade, their already slim playoff chances have dipped below five percent. More trades could be on the way for the Rays. One player that could be...
Via Baseball News Source
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, Aug 6

Yesterday my pitching gambles paid off (Lance Lynn and Danny Duffy) and my offense featured five players with 10+ points. I didn’t get much out of Ben Zobrist or Jose Abreu (surprisingly), which means my team was help somewhat in check — 123.60 points, a small cash in the daily moonshot, and victories in all of my double-ups. But hey, if that’s “in check” then we’re doing...
Via Baseball Professor
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Longoria, Rays smash through Angels

ST.PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer, Ben Zobrist got four hits and the Tampa Bay Rays roughed up C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels 10-3 Saturday night. Longoria put the Rays up 2-0 with his 13th homer of the season, connecting in the first off Wilson (8-7). Longoria became the first Tampa Bay player to reach 600 career RBIs. Brandon Guyer hit a two...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Fake trade report didn't concern Rays' Ben Zobrist

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- For a moment, Tampa Bay Rays utility man Ben Zobrist was caught up in the craziness of a trade deadline day that will be recalled for a long time. Late Thursday afternoon, as news of left-hander David Price's trade to the Detroit Tigers broke, a fake Twitter account posing as USA Today writer Bob Nightengale posted "news" that Zobrist had been...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays beat Brewers again, now game shy of .500

The Rays are playing for a lot these days, not just to continue their improbable climb back to .500 and into playoff contention but potentially to keep ace David Price and others from being traded. And they are playing like it, battling from behind for a second straight night to beat the NL Central-leading Brewers 5-1 Tuesday. "It's kind of funny; we've been playing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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