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BRETT LAWRIE RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Toronto Blue Jays are the clear winners of Donaldson/Lawrie deal

When the Toronto Blue Jays swung a deal with the Oakland Athletics for All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson, the return for the A’s seemed a bit on the lighter side. In exchange for a top five WAR player in the league with plenty of years of control, Oakland received oft-injured third basemen Brett Lawrie, 18-year-old shortstop Franklin Barreto and two close to the majors minor...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Revisiting the Brett Lawrie for Shaun Marcum Trade

How often are we told baseball—or any sport—is a business? A player gets cut; just business. A player gets traded; business. So-and-so isn’t called up for a couple of weeks so the team will control him for another year. You guessed it … business. Then there are the human personalities involved, projections, analysis, and so on. One day, just like any other, a trade occurred...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie Looking for Consistency Amid Controversy

Oakland Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie makes a throwing error, allowing Los Angeles Angels’ Drew Butera to reach first base during the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) New A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie has made headlines in his first month in Oakland, albeit for the wrong reasons so far. Case in point...
Via The Sports Journal
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols called Royals to deny ‘bush league’ allegation

Albert Pujols called Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost to clarify that he did not call the team “bush league.” The Royals had a tumultuous series with the Oakland A’s over the weekend that started with a takeout slide by Brett Lawrie on Friday night that injured Alcides Escobar. The Royals responded by having pitchers...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie blasts Royals fans for ‘antagonizing’ players

The series that the Oakland A’s and Kansas City Royals played over the weekend was as heated as it gets for mid-April. It all started Friday, when A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie took out Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar with a hard slide. Escobar called the play “dirty” after the game. Then on Saturday, Royals pitcher...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Benches clear after Yordano Ventura hits Brett Lawrie with pitch (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. During the fourth inning of Saturday’s game between the Royals and A’s, Brett Lawrie was drilled with a 99 mph fastball by Yordano Ventura, who was subsequently ejected by home plate umpire Jim Joyce. On Friday, Alcides Escobar was injured as a result of a hard slide into second...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura ejected for plunking Brett Lawrie

In case you were wondering whether or not Brett Lawrie’s hard slide into second base on Friday that injured Alcides Escobar would have repercussions, well, it did. On Saturday, Royals starter Yordano Ventura plunked Lawrie, leading to his immediate ejection from the game. There’s a lot not to like about Ventura throwing at Lawrie. For one, throwing at players is stupid...
Via The Outside Corner
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Explaining Brett Lawrie’s Shiny Gold Hat

Last night, Brett Lawrie went 0-for-4, making the game’s last out as the potential tying run. Worse, he had four strikeouts. Worse, he saw 12 pitches. It was the perfect golden sombrero, and, seldom am I given a more obvious article topic. Indeed, seldom is the Internet given a more obvious article topic, and this […]
Via Fangraphs
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie has embarrassingly bad game for A's

The Golden Sombrero is a wonderful baseball term used to describe a player who strikes out four times in four at-bats during a game. Wearing the sombrero for a spell is a sure embarrassment to a player, but Brett Lawrie somehow found a way to achieve the most embarrassing Golden Sombrero possible. In Tuesday’s Oakland...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie visits girl who was devastated when he got traded

YouTube videos of kids crying over sports are really nothing new, so when a Toronto Blue Jays fan posted one of his inconsolable 6-year-old daughter after Brett Lawrie was traded, most people probably watched it and moved on. Not Brett Lawrie, though. The third baseman, who was shipped to the Oakland Athletics for Josh Donaldson, saw the viral video and took notice. So on Friday...
Via NESN.com
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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