A’s Acquire Zobrist, Escobar

Susan Slusser reports that the A’s season of dealmaking will continue, this time by acquiring Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Rays:

Update:

And John Jaso:

And the A’s make it officially official:

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.

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