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MetsBlog Jul 3, 2015

Mets would reportedly overpay for Zobrist

If the Mets were to make a move as the trade deadline approaches, they may be willing to overpay for the A’s Ben Zobrist, according to Joel Sherman (July 3). The Mets and A’s have discussed a …
Athletics Nation Jul 3, 2015

Oakland A's trade rumors: Mets would overpay for Ben Zobrist, says New York Post

The Athletics super-utility man remains a hot commodity as we enter July trade season. Last week, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson informed reporters assembled for the press conference called to announce Steven Matz's call up that he was "prepared to overpay" for a hitter in the trade market this season but added, "there has to be something to overpay for." Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Ben Zobrist is the player Alderson had in mind. He writes, "Alderson had expressed his interest to Oakland officials about Zobrist, but has seen the switch-hitter, at least...
New York Post Jul 3, 2015

Ben Zobrist is the mystery hitter Mets would ‘overpay’ to get

Sandy Alderson recently stated he was willing to “overpay” for the right hitter to help his lineup. When he said that, he had one player in mind — Ben Zobrist,...
River Ave. Blues Jul 3, 2015

Mailbag: Second Base, Sabathia, AL East, Mets, Eovaldi

Got a dozen questions for you in the mailbag this week. Use the “For The Mailbag” form in the sidebar to send us any questions throughout the week. Soxhata asks: Other than Ben Zobrist, what 2nd baseman could be on the radar? Zobrist is definitely the headliner at second base. He’s been outstanding the last [...] Mailbag: Second Base, Sabathia, AL East, Mets, Eovaldi is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Mailbag: Second Base, Sabathia, AL East, Mets, Eovaldi appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
MetsBlog Jun 26, 2015

Mets have tried, but A’s in no rush to move Zobrist

According to FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, the A’s are in no rush to deal Ben Zobrist (June 26, 2:29 am), despite sources on both sides telling Daily News reporter John Harper that a deal has been discussed (June …
MetsBlog Jun 25, 2015

Mets and A’s have talked about Ben Zobrist

The Mets and A’s have discussed a deal involving Ben Zobrist, sources on both sides told Daily News reporter John Harper, but there is no indication they’re close to making a trade (June 24, 2:05 pm). According …
MetsBlog Jun 25, 2015

Nelson Figueroa answers questions about Herrera leading off, trading for Zobrist

In this episode of #AskSNY, SNY Mets analyst Nelson Figueroa answers your voicemails about moving Dilson Herrera into the leadoff spot, platooning Michael Cuddyer and Curtis Granderson and trading for Ben Zobrist… | Subscribe with iTunes | RSS Comment…
Athletics Nation Jun 23, 2015

Oakland A's lineup: Ben Zobrist is so hot right now, and Brett Lawrie is cutting down the Ks

Prepare for lots of numbers. Ben Zobrist's time with the Oakland A's has not gone as anyone involved would have hoped. Last winter, the A's made a win-now move to acquire him, mainly at the cost of their top minor league prospect. They knew that Zobrist was a one-year rental, and they banked on him either helping them make a playoff push or returning value back at the trade deadline. He got off to a perfectly decent start over the first two weeks of the season, but then he tore his meniscus and missed a month. Now, in the middle of June, he's finally starting to produce. Here's a breakdown...

A’s Ben Zobrist on Fielder’s bloop, and on not sliding

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum Ben Zobrist scores past Robinson Chirinos on Tuesday, AP/Ben Margot I didn’t get a chance to speak to Ben Zobrist after last night’s game, and he’d been involved in a lot of the major action in a 2-1 loss to Texas, but that’s the breaks with a newspaper job – deadline sometimes precludes waiting for players who are in the trainer’s room or working out. So I asked Zobrist this afternoon about not sliding on Stephen Vogt’s single last night – Zobrist scored, but came in just a hair ahead of the tag attempt by Robinson...
River Ave. Blues Jun 10, 2015

Heyman: Yanks have interest in Ben Zobrist, Dustin Ackley

According to noted Arby’s lover Jon Heyman, the Yankees are among the teams with trade interest in Athletics do-everything-guy Ben Zobrist. “There will be many teams interested in Zobrist,” noted one A’s person while speaking to Heyman, and they’re correct. Zobrist’s ability to switch-hit and play almost anywhere makes him a hot rental commodity. The [...] Heyman: Yanks have interest in Ben Zobrist, Dustin Ackley is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Heyman: Yanks have interest in Ben Zobrist, Dustin Ackley appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Athletics Nation Jun 6, 2015

When Would Ben Zobrist Fetch The Biggest Return?

Note that this is not a "Nico says the A's should sell" moment in time, but rather a look at the possible inevitability of a decision to get returns on the assets set to expire at season's end. That being said, I am a pretty good barometer for how much the A's are in the race. If we lose, or things go badly, and I throw the radio at the TV, scaring the dog and causing the neighbors who have children to bolt their doors shut, Oakland is probably in the thick of things. On the other hand, if the A's lose and my reaction is to go, "Huh, same score as yesterday," then chances are Oakland is...
Athletics Nation Jun 5, 2015

Oakland A's Ben Zobrist trade rumors: The Nationals and Yankees want to buy

The Washington Nationals and New York Yankees are calling the Athletics on Ben Zobrist, according to reports from Ken Rosenthal and Jon Heyman. You can add Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo to the list of general managers inquiring about Oakland Athletics every-position-man Ben Zobrist, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports: Sources: #Nationals have contacted #Athletics about Zobrist. Talks preliminary. Zobrist could play LF until Werth returns, then both IF/OF. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 5, 2015 The qualifier: #Nationals one of many teams that will call on...

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