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Brett Lawrie has a 41-inch vert, might have springs in his shoes

When the Chicago White Sox acquired Brett Lawrie in a trade with the Oakland Athletics, they received is a player with plenty of upside and (apparently) elite athletic ability.Earlier this offseason, Lawrie was in a jump-off with Bryce Harper and Steven Souza (video above), topping both with a 66-inch box jump. On Tuesday, he tweeted a video of himself recording a 41-inch vertical...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

White Sox agree to 1-year contracts with Lawrie, Jennings

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox have agreed to one-year contracts with infielder Brett Lawrie and reliever Dan Jennings, avoiding arbitration. Lawrie's deal is for $4,125,000, more than double his $1,925,000 salary last season with Oakland. Jennings gets $810,000. The agreements were announced Thursday. Acquired from the Athletics in December, Lawrie set career bests in virtually...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie’s Search for Past Success Moves to Chicago

When the top 100 prospects in the game were ranked by Baseball America during the summer of 2010, Brett Lawrie was 26 spots ahead of Mike Trout. Both received a large cup of coffee in the majors during 2011 – Lawrie produced 2.6 WAR in just 46 games, while Trout put up 0.7 WAR in 40 – and there was a lot of optimism that we were witnessing two stars in the making: these were...
Via Fangraphs
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie (Apparently) Loves Emojis

Wednesday, Brett Lawrie was traded from the Oakland Athletics to the Chicago White Sox and the third baseman greeted the fanbase of his third team in just over two years the only way he knows how. With emojis. Lots of them. To my new teammates and fans of the @whitesox whatsssss upppppppppppp — Brett Lawrie (@blawrie13) December 10, 2015 The surefire fan favorite brings a lifetime...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Cleveland Indians interested in Oakland’s Brett Lawrie

The Cleveland Indians have been quiet thus far in the offseason, but with the start of the 2015 Winter Meetings, one should expect much more activity soon. With many of baseball’s top executives and journalists all converging on Nashville, there are certainly going to be a bevy of rumors around the league all week. And that is what happened on Sunday night, thanks to the San Francisco...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Radinsky named bullpen coach, Lawrie on trading block

The Thanksgiving 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team hiring a new bullpen coach, a potential answer at third base joining the trade market, and only a little more because it’s Turkey Day and there is family to annoy, food to make, and drink to imbibe. From all of us here at MWAH, thank you for reading. We hope you have a wonderful holiday. The Story: Scott...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie sends flowers to fan hit by his broken bat

Brett Lawrie offered a gesture of support this week to the woman who was struck by his broken bat last Friday at Fenway Park. The Oakland A’s third baseman sent flowers and a note Tuesday to the hospital room of 44-year-old Tonya Carpenter, who is recovering from her injuries at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “Sending my thoughts and prayers,” Lawrie’s note read...
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Fan struck by broken bat in Boston expected to survive

By David Kenyon Fans take risks by attending games, and much to the dismay of all of us, Tonya Carpenter experienced that danger first-hand on Friday night when a broken bat struck her in the head. Fortunately and thankfully, she is expected to survive what are considered life-threatening injuries, according to the Associated Press, via ESPN. The message was brief, yet direct...
Via Sportsnaut
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie has embarrassingly bad game for A's

By Larry Brown 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 A’s-Texas Rangers game, not only did Lawrie...
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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...
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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