Oakland A’s Acquire Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar

Sandy Alderson should not turn his back on my idea to trade for Ben Zobrist.

According to ESPN’s Keith Law, the Oakland Athletics have acquired infielder Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays for catcher John Jaso and a pair of minor league players.

The Rays also received top shortstop prospect Daniel Robertson and outfielder Boog Powell, according a source. The A’s are picking up the entire salaries owed to Zobrist who becomes the regular second baseman, and Escobar who takes over at shortstop.

Zobrist along with Escobar were mentioned often as possible targets for the Mets, but there was never any serious discussion between the two teams and most of the chatter was media speculation.

Zobrist batted .272 with 10 home runs and 52 RBIs last season, while Escobar batted .258 with seven homers.

I keep telling you guys… #TeamFlores


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