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Oakland Tribune Aug 2, 2015

Newcomer Brooks helps A's snap three-game losing streak

Marcus Semien homered and Brooks, acquired from Royals in the Ben Zobrist trade, allows one run in 3-1 win over Indians

Ben Zobrist powrers Royals past Blue Jays

TORONTO — After a big win over the Blue Jays, it was slow jam time in the Kansas City Royals clubhouse. Seated around a table in the middle of the room, Kendrys Morales and Danny Duffy gave a spirited sing-along to Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.” Maybe they were dedicating it to new teammate Ben Zobrist. Zobrist hit solo home runs from both sides of the plate, Eric Hosmer singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Royals beat Toronto 7-6 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak. read more
Pirates acquire Joe Blanton

Pirates acquire Joe Blanton

The Pirates announced tonight that they acquired Joe Blanton from the Royals for cash. Blanton was designated for assignment earlier this week when the Royals acquired Ben Zobrist. It’s late and I’d rather go to bed than dig through Blanton’s Baseball-Reference page (I was honestly just laying in bed, updating Twitter on my iPad and […]
San Jose Mercury News Jul 29, 2015

Beane talks about change in A's approach

General manager Billy Beane explained his flurry of trades last winter in part by saying 'I'm too old to be on a five-year rebuild.'' Then in the middle of trading away starter Scott Kazmir, closer Tyler Clippard and versatile Ben Zobrist over the course of the last week, Beane said 'we're focusing on some guys who are a little further away (from the big leagues).'
Athletics Nation Jul 29, 2015

Ben Zobrist and what could have been for the Oakland A's

For years, Ben Zobrist seemed like he belonged on the Oakland A's. His greatness came in ways that were often not fully appreciated and he has still never earned even $8 million in a single season, making him the ultimate undervalued player. And then, on Jan. 10, Oakland finally acquired him from the Tampa Bay Rays. And there was much rejoicing. Unfortunately, things have not gone as well as we all would have hoped, which is sort of the greater theme for this 2015 A's season. After showing signs of mild decline the last couple years, the 34-year-old Zobrist fell even further and was simply...
River Ave. Blues Jul 29, 2015

Poll: The Second Base Situation

Yesterday afternoon, the best available second baseman came off the board when the Athletics shipped Ben Zobrist to the Royals for two pitching prospects. The Yankees reportedly had interest in Zobrist, it just didn’t come together. For shame. Zobrist was a perfect fit for the Yankees and I was really hoping they’d land him before [...] Poll: The Second Base Situation is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Poll: The Second Base Situation appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Athletics Nation Jul 29, 2015

The Daily Bernie, 7/29/15: Oakland A's say goodbye to Ben Zobrist

The final of three marquee Athletics free-agents-to-be has left Oakland, as super-utility man Ben Zobrist was sent to Kansas City, and the Nationals picked up closer Jonathan Papelbon from the Phillies, among other news. Welcome back to The Daily Bernie! It's the best dance in the game, so let's get rolling once more! The A's biggest trade chip has finally been dealt. Infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist was sent to the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday morning in exchange for Double-A lefty Sean Manaea and Triple-A righty Aaron Brooks. The great Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports was the first to...
Athletics Nation Jul 28, 2015

Oakland A's recall Max Muncy to take Ben Zobrist's spot on roster

The Oakland Athletics will recall corner infielder Max Muncy to take Ben Zobrist's place on the active roster, according to the lineup card tweeted by the San Francisco Chornicle's Susan Slusser before Thursday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Zobrist was traded to the Kansas City Royals earlier Tuesday. #Athletics at #Dodgers: pic.twitter.com/4zM5fQTkAJ — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) July 28, 2015 The A's don't have a lot of position player depth at the moment due to the injuries that have piled up for the club. Muncy and Craig Gentry were the only healthy position...
A’s trade of Zobrist may be the last seismic shock for now; Beane suggests there is no trade of Reddick in the works

A’s trade of Zobrist may be the last seismic shock for now; Beane suggests there is no trade of Reddick in the works

The A’s July housecleaning may have come to a conclusion with Tuesday’s trade infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist to the Kansas City Royals. This deal was the third trade of a veteran who will be a free agent at season’s end by… Continue Reading →
Twinkie Town Jul 28, 2015

Twins trade rumors: Exploring the shortstop market

Terry Ryan's second area of focus is shortstop. Jesse takes a look at the market. You have to hand it to the Royals. Dayton Moore is operating an organization that clearly believes its window of opportunity isn't long for this baseball world, and he's made moves to match by acquiring top-end starter Johnny Cueto and the versatile Ben Zobrist. The Cueto deal is beneficial although costly, but Zobrist cost Kansas City Sean Manaea - their first round pick in 2013 - and 25-year old right-hander Aaron Brooks. On the surface it looks like an overpay, but once again: if the Royals win the last...
Newark Star-Ledger Jul 28, 2015

MLB trade rumors: Kansas City Royals steal Yankees, Mets target Ben Zobrist

A's trade veteran, ending weeks of speculation
River Ave. Blues Jul 28, 2015

Second base option off the board: Zobrist goes to Royals

The best second base option is officially off the board. The Athletics have traded Ben Zobrist to the Royals for pitching prospects Sean Manaea and Aaron Brooks, the club announced. Oakland is in full blown sell mode, having now traded Zobrist, Tyler Clippard, and Scott Kazmir. The Royals, meanwhile, are all-in with Zobrist and Johnny [...] Second base option off the board: Zobrist goes to Royals is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Second base option off the board: Zobrist goes to Royals appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Oakland Tribune Jul 28, 2015

A's send Ben Zobrist to Kansas City Royals

Oakland A's make their third trade in a week, sending Zobrist to Kansas City for two pitchers including left-hander Sean Manaea, the Royals' third-rated prospect.
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 28, 2015

Royals acquire Ben Zobrist from Athletics in exchange for 2 pitchers

The Kansas City Royals have acquired utility player Ben Zobrist and cash from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for two pitchers, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. The Royals traded right-handed pitcher Aaron Brooks and left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea to the A’s. Zobrist, 34, is hitting .268 with 20 doubles, two triples, six homers and 39 runs scored this season, which includes batting .325 (39-for-122) over his last 36 contests. read more
New York Post Jul 28, 2015

Royals nabbing Zobrist may open door for Yankees to land Prado

The Royals accentuated they are in full go-for-it mode Tuesday when they acquired Ben Zobrist from the A’s, major league sources confirmed. Kansas City already has obtained the best starting...

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