Ben Zobrist

Chris Coghlan is just the most recent player to be shipped from Oakland to the northside of Chicago. He doesn’t seem to resent the move, though. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Eight former Athletics relish chance to play for best team in MLB

OAKLAND — Standing in the visitor’s clubhouse of the park he briefly…

 

Brett Lawrie, third from right, looks on from the dugout with Josh Reddick, second from right, and Stephen Vogt, right, when he was on the Oakland Athletics last year. Lawrie said the team’s firesale was deflating and that he’s happy to be with the White Sox now. (Nick Wass/AP)

For hopeless A’s, it’s that time of year again

Do you know what time it is, Athletics fans? Of course you…

 

The Bay Bridge Series: This dud’s for you, baseball fans. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Bay Bridge Series reminds us what’s wrong with baseball

Baseball Fever. Forget It. This is the week of the Bay Bridge…

 

While Giants talk, retooling Diamondbacks deliver

While Giants talk, retooling Diamondbacks deliver

NASHVILLE, Tenn — The Giants didn’t land Zack Greinke, didn’t land Ben…

While Giants talk, retooling Diamondbacks deliver
Utility man Ben Zobrist could find a home in San Francisco if he’s willing to cede a starting role in the infield. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Somebody take Giants’ money — please

The winter meetings are in full swing in Nashville, and the Giants…

Utility man Ben Zobrist could find a home in San Francisco if he’s willing to cede a starting role in the infield. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
A's starter Sonny Gray, left, celebrates with teammates after they shutout the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 on Tuesday night. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Gray throws 3-hitter as A’s beat Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — With every pitch in a masterful three-hitter, Sonny Gray…

A's starter Sonny Gray, left, celebrates with teammates after they shutout the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 on Tuesday night. (Chris Carlson/AP)
A's fans will have to find new players to root for after the recent trades of Scott Kazmir, Tyler Clippard and Ben Zobrist. (Ben Margot/AP)

Say it ain’t ‘Zo: Hard to be A’s fan these days

Cheer up, A’s fans! There’s only 67 days left in this train…

A's fans will have to find new players to root for after the recent trades of Scott Kazmir, Tyler Clippard and Ben Zobrist. (Ben Margot/AP)
The Athletics' Ben Zobrist, right, has become a hot name in the trade market, and the rival Giants are among the teams interested in him. (Ben Margot/AP)

Zobrist stands as symbol of Giants-A’s feud

Other than holding a sign that says “Will Hit For Playoff Share,”…

The Athletics' Ben Zobrist, right, has become a hot name in the trade market, and the rival Giants are among the teams interested in him. (Ben Margot/AP)
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane and his fourth-place team have had a season full of disappointments. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

The tortured year of Billy Beane

So this is what’s left of the fallen baseball savant: an occasional…

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane and his fourth-place team have had a season full of disappointments. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
The A's could be in for some trouble if ace Sonny Gray is out of the lineup for an extended period of time. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

A’s forecast: Gray skies ahead

First, Josh Reddick, Sean Doolittle and Coco Crisp. Then Ben Zobrist and…

The A's could be in for some trouble if ace Sonny Gray is out of the lineup for an extended period of time. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
A's starter Scott Kazmir could be headed to the Chicago Cubs — along with the versatile Ben Zobrist — before the trade deadline. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

A’s lose again, trade rumors mount

As the sun continues to fade on the Athletics in the West,…

A's starter Scott Kazmir could be headed to the Chicago Cubs — along with the versatile Ben Zobrist — before the trade deadline. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Starter Jesse Chavez works against the San Diego Padres in the A's crushing 16-2 win Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Chavez strikes out 11 in A’s win over Padres

OAKLAND — Jesse Chavez struck out a career-high 11 in seven innings…

Starter Jesse Chavez works against the San Diego Padres in the A's crushing 16-2 win Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Reinhold Matay/AP File PhotoOakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane talks with the media at the annual baseball general managers meeting in Orlando

A’s stick to their unusual plan

The rest of the baseball world doesn’t quite know what’s happening with…

Reinhold Matay/AP File PhotoOakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane talks with the media at the annual baseball general managers meeting in Orlando
Elise Amendola/AP PhotoFormer Tampa Bay Ray and new Oakland Athletic Ben Zobrist will never forget when he saw an opossum on the field at the Oakland Coliseum last August.

New A's infielder Zobrist knows quirks of new home ballpark

OAKLAND -- Ben Zobrist needs few reminders of the quirks that come…

Elise Amendola/AP PhotoFormer Tampa Bay Ray and new Oakland Athletic Ben Zobrist will never forget when he saw an opossum on the field at the Oakland Coliseum last August.