[Update] That $32.5 million number might not be correct. The $18 million guaranteed might include the buyouts for the option years. If so, the original “just under” $30 million could still be accurate.

[Update] Roger Mooney reports (via Twitter) that the first three years of the deal will pay Zobrist $18 million with a 2014 option of $7.0 million and a 2015 option of $7.5 million.

If we are doing the math right, and we like to think we are, that means the total contract would be worth $32.5 million, which doesn’t quite jive with what was in the press realease. This also suggests that the deal does not go into affect until next year.

[1:35pm] The Rays announced today that Ben Zobrist’s extension could be worth “just under” $30 million if both options are picked up.



  1. Don says:

    $30m/32m...who cares..The Rays got a bargain plus he has been working for slave wages the last two years. ..
    Got him and Longo...now work on the other two...and the nucleus will be there...pitching pretty well set..... if Garza signs...

  2. John S says:

    That's going to buy a lot of Bibles.

  3. Don says:

    Maybe bibles for everyone..if thats what changed Zo swing.... just two years ago...I can you see Burrell, Kaplar and Navarro going to church this afternoon!

  4. stunna says:

    Great deal. Ben Zobrist is everything you want in a baseball player, and I'm very happy that he'll be here for a long time

  5. Joe D. says:

    Just heard Kevin Kennedy on XM, apparently he was on a flight where there was an attempted hijacking and he helped take the guy down...

    • Don says:

      Wouldn't doubt it .....he's a tough guy who says it like is....that why so many don't like him...too bad...kick their ass KK!

  6. Joe D. says:

    I'm posting from my phone here, so I'm having some issues copying urls and such but it was a delta flight from LA to Tampa and the cnn headline calls it a disruptive passenger, and makes no mention of Kennedy...

  7. Dirtbag Fan says:

    Any word on Leslie Anderson or Sergio Espinosa?


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