Looking at Rays’ Roster Picture Following the Ben Zobrist Trade

By Robbie Knopf
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Aug 3, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays second baseman

Ben Zobrist

(18) in the dugout against the Los Angeles Angels at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Ben Zobrist trade has finally happened, sending Zobrist and Yunel Escobar to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for John Jaso, Daniel Robertson, and Boog Powell. The deal represents a major shakeup to the Tampa Bay Rays’ roster and suddenly we have to reevaluate everything we said about players’ at-bats and positions from before. Let’s start figuring it all out.