A’s Acquire Zobrist, Escobar
And John Jaso:
And the A’s make it officially official:
#Athletics acquire Zobrist and Escobar from Tampa Bay for Jaso, Robertson and Powell; Parrino designated for assignment
— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) January 10, 2015
Here’s what Keith Law thinks (subscription required):
Oakland continues to try to maintain its contender status for 2015, despite the loss of two major rotation pieces, adding an entire middle infield in one shot by acquiring Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from Tampa Bay for John Jaso and minor leaguers Daniel Robertson and Boog Powell. The Rays get younger and cheaper, likely acquiring their second baseman of the future in Robertson, and avoid losing Zobrist as a free agent after 2015.
Law says the A’s add five to six wins with this move.