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Oakland Tribune Feb 24, 2015
A's middle infielders Zobrist, Semien get early start

A's middle infielders Zobrist, Semien get early start

Ben Zobrist and Marcus Semien, the Oakland A's likely new double play combination, got head start under watchful eye of manager Bob Melvin.
DRaysBay Feb 18, 2015

Transactions in hindsight: Acquiring Ben Zobrist

In 2006, the Rays traded the best bat the franchise had ever known. What they got back would prove, in time, to be even better. On July 10th, 2006, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays traded 3B/1B/OF Aubrey Huff to the Houston Astros for two minor leaguers: pitcher Mitch Talbot and infielder Ben Zobrist. At the time of the trade, Zobrist had not received a plate appearance in the major leagues, while Huff was Tampa Bay's career leader in games (798), at-bats (3,016), runs (399), hits (868), doubles (173), home runs (128), extra-base hits (307) and RBI (449). There was a widespread belief at the time...
DRaysBay Feb 11, 2015

The Rays Tank: ESPN power rankings have Rays 19th

ESPN power rankings, 30 minute drives, Joe Maddon, Yoan Moncada, the 2017 All-Star Game, A-Rod, Ben Zobrist and solid advice from a baseball agent. As we are now officially one week away from the beginning of pitchers and catchers reporting for Spring Training across baseball, ESPN started rolling our their team power rankings for the 2015 season. With a "predicted" 79-83 record, the Rays are the 19th best team in the majors, according to David Schoenfield. After a very busy offseason, as Schoenfield noted, Tampa Bay will enter this season without their two OBP leaders in 2014: Ben Zobrist...

MLB Network: Cano picked is best second baseman in majors

OK, this is really no great surprise, but our friends at MLB Network say Mariners star Robinson Cano is the best second baseman in the majors. Cano was voted last season as the American League’s starting second baseman in the All-Star Game for the fifth consecutive year. The ranking, announced Thursday night, is based on “a number of offensive and defensive metrics, both advanced and traditional, plus projections for the upcoming season.” Boston’s Dustin Pedroia finished second in the ranking, followed by Oakland’s Ben Zobrist. Pittsburgh’s Neil Walker was the highest-ranked...
Rays Index Feb 3, 2015

Tampa Bay Rays named the biggest ‘losers’ of the off-season, told to find a new owner

Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has named his winners and losers of the off-season and the Rays top the wrong list, albeit for a weird reason. Take it away, Jon: “Not only did they lose beloved manager Maddon, resourceful GM Andrew Friedman, ultra versatile infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist and young power-hitting Myers, […]

Ranking the Rangers: No. 9 Rougned Odor

We continue our ranking of the Top 10 Texas Rangers with a look at their starting second baseman. No. 9: Rougned Odor 2014 Stats: 114 games, 386 AB, 100 H, .259/.297/.402 2015 Projected stats: 332 AB, .252/.292/.391, WAR 0.7 AL West rank: The AL West is star-studded at second base with Robinson Cano in Seattle and rising talent Jose Altuve in Houston. Veteran Ben Zobrist (Oakland) can't be ignored and Josh Rutledge (Los Angeles Angels) hit .

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