Ben Zobrist

  • Upton’s Back, Joyce Is Demoted And…Gross To The Bench?

    Upton’s Back, Joyce Is Demoted And…Gross To The Bench?

    April 13, 2009 at 9:30 am 6 comments

    As expected, Matt Joyce was demoted to Durham following yesterday’s game to make room for the return of BJ Upton. Upton will start in center field for tonight’s home opener and bat lead off. And based on his 7 steal attempts in his 3 rehab starts, our guess is Upton […]

     
  • Ben Zobrist With Ugliest Web Gem Ever

    April 11, 2009 at 11:00 am 11 comments

    It sure wasn’t pretty, but it was a great play in a big spot. Web Gems [ESPN] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Aki Vs JP, Kennedy For Opening Day And Zorilla The Center Fielder

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Aki Vs JP, Kennedy For Opening Day And Zorilla The Center Fielder

    March 23, 2009 at 7:22 am 1 comment

    Time to bring back the GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: David Price and his changeup. King David threw 4 scoreless innings and said afterwards that he is now confident enough […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Super-Utility Of Zorilla

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Super-Utility Of Zorilla

    March 18, 2009 at 7:43 am 5 comments

    Around these parts, we occasionally poke fun at the new vogue term “super utility” player. Back in the day, players like Jose Oquendo would regularly play all positions and we don’t ever remember him being called “super.” Nowadays, if a player has more than one glove in his locker, he […]

     
  • Perez Pays ‘Web Gem Tax’, Out 3 Months, Blames New Glove

    March 12, 2009 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

    The news on Fernando Perez is not good. Marc Topkin is reporting that Perez dislocated his wrist diving for a ball two days ago, and he will be out 3 months. Perez says the injury likely occurred because he is using a longer glove this spring. Perez said he knew […]

     
  • Ben Zobrist Fathers Child, Gives First Photo To Blog

    Ben Zobrist Fathers Child, Gives First Photo To Blog

    February 14, 2009 at 10:00 am 0 comments

    ZZ Top That enormous head belongs to Zion Benjamin Zobrist, the first child of Ben Zobrist and his Christian singer wife Julianna. Rather than sell photos of baby Zion to People Magazine for millions of dollars, the Zobrists supplied the first public photo to Celebrity Baby Blog. Seriously (thanks Laura). […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Cliff Floyd Wants To Return To Rays; May Have To Hire Jeff Gillooly

    [THE HANGOVER] Cliff Floyd Wants To Return To Rays; May Have To Hire Jeff Gillooly

    January 8, 2009 at 9:02 am 0 comments

    Just the links today, Jason Giambi’s birthday. We don’t think David Chalk will be sending any gifts. Also, on this day 7 years ago, the [Devil] Rays were involved in a three-team swap that sent Roberto Hernandez to the Royals. The Rays received Ben Grieve from Oakland and the A’s […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] There Is Nothing ‘Utility’ About Julianna Zobrist

    [THE HANGOVER] There Is Nothing ‘Utility’ About Julianna Zobrist

    December 29, 2008 at 11:07 am 1 comment

    We are still waiting on an official announcement from the Rays that they have signed reliever Joe Nelson. Nelson announced on December 24 that he had agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Rays. As per most deals, the contract requires the player to pass a physical and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Time To Start Looking At 2009

    [THE HANGOVER] Time To Start Looking At 2009

    October 31, 2008 at 9:20 am 25 comments

    Online Surveys & Market Research DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Another day, another feature piece on the Rays in the New York Times. This time they take a look at the staying power of the team in the AL East, noting that core of the team could be unchanged in 2009 and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Opener; Big Guns Coming

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Opener; Big Guns Coming

    October 23, 2008 at 10:13 am 26 comments

    Click on above images to be taken to full standings, box scores or schedule… THE GOOD: It was a perfect game for the Phillies. They had their best pitcher on the mound against the Rays #3 starter. They got a number of breaks during the game, including a safe-call on […]