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DRaysBay 17 hours ago

Is Ben Zobrist having a better season than you think he is?

FanGraphs rolled out a new tool over the past two days, a WAR leaderboard with different styles of calculating the mark for pitchers. There had never been a combined leaderboard for all of baseball before due to the parity in opinions for evaluating pitchers (and catchers for that matter). Now we have more context, and would you have guessed which Rays player is tied for ninth in all of baseball by WAR? Or if your filter is RA-9 WAR for pitchers exclusively, tied for eleventh overall? Ben Zobrist has quietly been having a remarkable season, but that's just how Zobrist operates. With...
DRaysBay Aug 24, 2014

Game Recap: Rays 2 Blue Jays 1 in Extras

Archer sharp again as Longo and the Rays win a close one in the 10th I'm not even sure I know how to do this, you guys. I may be exaggerating a bit, but it feels like I haven't recapped a win since spring training. Everyone rejoice. Today the Hatfield Curse was lifted. This one was a nail biter. Never more than a run apart, both teams managed to pair some good baseball with some excruciatingly poor baseball, as Lakeland's Drew Hutchison dueled it out against a sharp and effective Chris Archer. The Rays got on the board early. Ben Zobrist knocked a two-bagger to center, and Matt Joyce joined...
Rotoworld Aug 8, 2014

Zobrist collects three hits in win over Cubs - Ben Zobrist (2B) Tampa Bay Rays

Ben Zobrist had a nice day at the dish in Friday's victory over the Cubs, going 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored.
Sacramento Bee Aug 6, 2014
Rays break loose, avoid sweep in Oakland

Rays break loose, avoid sweep in Oakland

Kevin Kiermaier hit a two-run homer to help Jeremy Hellickson end a six-start winless stretch for his first victory in 11 months, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 Wednesday to avoid a sweep. Home plate umpire John Tumpane stands over Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier, signaling him to take first base after Kiermaier was hit by a pitch thrown by Oakland Athletics' Sonny Gray in the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. At left is A's catcher John Jaso. Tampa Bay Rays' Ben Zobrist swings for an RBI single off Oakland Athletics'...

Ben Zobrist of the Rays and his close encounter with A’s O.Possum

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum I went to talk to Tampa Bay’s Ben Zobrist about last night’s 10th inning opossum sighting – the Rally Possum, or my favorite of today’s suggested names, O.Possum. Zobrist, though, was heading off to hit in the cage, so my friend Marc Topkin of the Tampa […]
The Ledger Aug 2, 2014

Zobrist Slept Through False Trade Report

Ben Zobist of the Tampa Bay Rays slept right through Thursday's rumor that he had been traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Tampa Bay Times Aug 1, 2014

Zobrist unaware of false trade rumor

ST. PETERSBURG — INF/OF Ben Zobrist had just woken up from a nap Thursday when the texts started coming. Did the Rays trade him to Pittsburgh?
KFFL Jul 31, 2014

Rays | Ben Zobrist unlikely to be traded

Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist is unlikely to be traded before the deadline.
The Ledger Jul 30, 2014

Zobrist, Cobb Deliver to Help Tampa Bay Close In on the .500 Mark

Alex Cobb struck out 12 in eight innings and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs Tuesday night, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. It was the Rays' 11th win in 12 games.
DRaysBay Jul 29, 2014
Rays vs. Brewers, game 2: Zobrist sparks comeback; Cobb fantastic

Rays vs. Brewers, game 2: Zobrist sparks comeback; Cobb fantastic

Escobar ejected. Another fantastic win for the Rays. Source: FanGraphs Scheduling snafu means that this is an abbreviated recap now, so there will be doubly interesting details tomorrow. Four thousand words at least. Some highlights: Ben Zobrist homered to tie the game vs. Matt Garza, and then was part of the rally that delivered the win once Garza was pulled. Alex Cobb was great, striking out 12(!) Brewers in eight innings, nearly all of those strikeouts coming on his splitter. Alex Cobb also disrupted the Brewers reliever, Will Smith, by getting the Rays groudn crew to pour some magic...
Tampa Bay Times Jul 29, 2014

Rays beat Brewers again, now game shy of .500

Alex Cobb and Ben Zobrist lead the club's 11th win in 12 games.
DRaysBay Jul 28, 2014

The economics behind the decision to buy or sell David Price, Ben Zobrist, and Matt Joyce

Part gets made Thursday, but not all. The Rays enter the week of the trading deadline with one of the more interesting decisions they've faced. They can either sell, David Price, Ben Zobrist, and/or Matt Joyce, all three of whom are desirable players with one year after this one remaining of team control, or, they can keep their veterans and perhaps even add small pieces to help in a playoff run. The FanGraphs playoff odds (which include projections of team strength) currently give the Rays a 13% chance of making the playoffs. That could either go up or down by Thursday. For this thought...
KFFL Jul 28, 2014

Giants | Still interested in Ben Zobrist

Tampa Bay Rays 2B/OF Ben Zobrist still interests the San Francisco Giants. They had a ...

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