Toronto Blue Jays: Trade Deadline Expectation

David Manning-USA TODAY Sports Despite the inane thoughts of many, the trade deadline is not the offseason. Landing multiple pieces to fill the holes all over the Blue Jays roster will not happen—it just isn’t realistic in the middle of the season with so many unknowns fluttering about. Despite this, many have been arguing that the Blue Jays need to make a big splash before July...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Brett Lawrie, Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind, Nolan Reimold

The Toronto Blue Jays fell out of first place at approximately the same time that they had many injuries to key players. Among those players are Brett Lawrie, Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind, and Nolan Reimold. All four could begin Minor League rehab assignments at some point late in the coming week. Barry Davis of SportsNet Toronto made the announcement Sunday afternoon.AA says...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays, Giants “taking their best shot” at Chase Utley

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe drops the following blurb in his weekly Sunday notes column … Chase Ut, 2B, Phillies — Right now it doesn’t appear that Utley is going anywhere because he can invoke his 10-5 rights and it looks as if he wants to remain in Philadelphia...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

OPS Leagues: OPS Decliners and Improvers

As I mentioned in my first/intro OPS post, we're looking at OPS differential by using expected (x)Homerun and expected (x)BABIP differentials. If you like Captain Planet or laser beams, or want to understand my general approach, then I recommend a gander. If you provide your email below, I can furnish the full list that you can sort. Wordpress doesn't allow me to copy and...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Brett Lawrie Putting Himself In Harm’s Way?

It’s kind of hard to pick apart Brett Lawrie’s game right now. Yes, the strikeout rate is up some and the walk rate down even further, but he already has a career-high in home runs, his isolated slugging is up and he is once again posting roughly a league-average weighted runs created plus (98), more […]
Via Fangraphs
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays face tough test in weeks ahead

Prior to Monday night’s 8-3 victory over the New York Yankees, the Toronto Blue Jays had lost 11 of their last 15 games, dropped two straight, and were happy to be home after a ten-game road trip that saw the current AL East leaders win only three times. Outscored 29-13 over the weekend during their three-game stop in Cincinnati, the baseball gods haven’t looked favorably upon...
Via Sports-Glory
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Lawrie Replacements

By now you’ve heard the news Brett Lawrie has a fractured index finger after getting hit in the hand with a pitch and was placed on the DL. He is expected to miss three to six weeks. He currently has the second most home runs (12) and RBI (38) among second basemen and was on pace to be a top five second baseman. If I have the bench space I’m holding onto him. If I didn’t have...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Jose Bautista, Brett Lawrie

On Sunday, the Toronto Blue Jays saw two key players with big bats, Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie, leave during the second inning with injuries. Lawrie is now on the disabled list with a fractured finger, and Bautista is day-to-day with tightness in his left leg. Lawrie took a pitch off the hand in the top of the second inning. He ran the bases but came out in the bottom half...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lawrie, Bautista hurt in Jays’ loss to Reds

The Blue Jays limped out of Cincinnati beaten and depleted. And the news doesn’t get any better with Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie injured and out of the lineup as they open a key three-game series against the New York Yankees at the Rogers Centre. After Sunday’s 4-3 loss to the Reds — one that capped a 3-7 road trip and left the team 4-11 in its last 15 games — the Jays...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Brett Lawrie, Jose Bautista

Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista and second baseman Brett Lawrie both left Sunday afternoon's game with the Cincinnati Reds with injuries.'s Gregor Chisholm reported each incident right after it happened, and Sportsnet's Barry Davis tweeted updates soon afterward. Updates on Bautisra and Lawrie...Lawrie has fracture of index finger. Bautista tightness...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Brett Lawrie, Brett Cecil

Wednesday was not a good day for the Toronto Blue Jays. Not only did they fall to the New York Yankees by the score of 7-3, they also saw two players go down with injury: Brett Lawrie and Brett's Gregor Chisholm reports that Lawrie exited in the fifth inning after being hit on the hand by a changeup from Yankees starter Chase Whitley. Despite the early exit and...
Via MLB Injury News
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie imitates Jose Reyes bobblehead doll (GIF)

On Sunday, the Toronto Blue Jays held Jose Reyes Bobblehead Day at the Rogers Centre, and third baseman Brett Lawrie celebrated by showing Reyes his hilarious imitation of a bobblehead doll.H/T Extra Mustard. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Brett Lawrie Shows Jose Reyes What His Bobblehead Looks Like

Professional sports are serious business with millions--and billions--of dollars on the line for the players, teams, and leagues. That doesn't mean that you can't have a little fun every now and then--like Brett Lawrie did when he showed Jose Reyes how his bobblehead worked.It is a game after all so it can't hurt to have some fun.via Rogers Sportsnet Loading...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays prepared for their turn at the top of AL East

After the Toronto Blue Jays had their nine-game winning streak snapped on May 29th by the Kansas City Royals, many of baseball’s most outspoken critics didn’t hesitate to do what they do best, and the consensus seemed to believe that this team was nothing more than a one-month wonder. But the bluebirds quickly got back on their feet just two days later against those same Royals...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals' slide continues with 3-1 loss to Blue Jays

TORONTO -- Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie each homered, rookie Marcus Stroman won his second straight start and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory. The Cardinals turned their first triple play in nine years but still lost for the eighth time in 10 games. They dropped their fifth straight meeting with Toronto. Bautista...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays draft Jeff Hoffman, Max Pentecost

The Toronto Blue Jays made an interesting choice with their first pick, 9th overall, in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. The Blue Jays selected 21-year-old right handed pitcher Jeff Hoffman, who had Tommy John surgery in May after suffering an elbow injury in late April.  Recovery from the surgery usually takes a full year, and Hoffman is expected ti miss the next 15 months...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brett Lawrie gets new batting stance with video glitch

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a MLB player fall victim to a hilarious broadcast glitch this season. Earlier in the season, Brandon Moss got turned into some sort of malfunctioning droid while stretching, and now Brett Lawrie has become the latest victim with this interpretation of his batting stance: Dat wiggle tho. [Greg Balloch] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Lawrie, Blue Jays break loose in 9th, top Tigers

DETROIT (AP) -- In a game that was scoreless until the ninth inning, Brett Lawrie's three-run homer highlighted a big burst for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 5-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. After eight innings of crisp, scoreless baseball between the AL East and AL Central leaders, both bullpens came unglued in the ninth. The Blue Jays broke through against Joe...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Buehrle the first pitcher to record 10 wins

With his win against the Kansas City Royals this afternoon, Mark Buehrle became Major League Baseball’s first 10 game winner of 2014. Buehrle, who turned 35 during spring training, is enjoying the best start to a season of his career.  His 10 wins before June 4th also ties Roger Clemens for the team record of wins by that date.  Dating back to last season, Buehrle has a win-loss...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletes Aren’t Trying Hard Enough These Days, Says Brett Lawrie (And Science)

MLB 14: The Show’s latest ad in their “Baseball Is Better” campaign has Brett Lawrie using science to figure out that athletes using 110% these days just aren’t trying hard enough. I once won a “110% Award” in high school (which basically means I was a really ****** player who just tried hard) and now I feel kind of guilty about it. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Brett Lawrie will return tonight but at what position?

The Blue Jays have been without their flamboyant third baseman Brett Lawrie since he injured his hamstring in Tuesday's victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.  He's had his return date pushed back a couple times but it appears to be more concrete this time.  John Lott of the National Post tweets it out:Photo: Brett Lawrie gives his hamstrings a stretch during BP. He’s...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lawrie to play 2B against right-handed pitchers

The Toronto Blue Jays plan to use Brett Lawrie at second base against right-handed pitchers when he returns from hamstring tightness in order to keep hard-hitting Juan Francisco in the lineup at third base. Manager John Gibbons confirmed the plan Saturday as Lawrie went through the paces with Monday now his targeted return date. With C.J. Wilson scheduled to start for the Los Angeles...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays injury notes: Adam Lind to return Thursday, Brett Lawrie Saturday

The Toronto Blue Jays have erased a slow start to the season with their recent four-game winning streak. At 17-17 heading into tonight's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, they're 1.5 games out of first place. The lineup will continue getting stronger with the return of Adam Lind and eventually, Brett Lawrie.#485620351 / gettyimages.comA back injury forced Lind to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Brett Lawrie left game due to hamstring

According to Barry Davis of, Brett Lawrie left tonight’s game with a tight right hamstring. The incumbent Lawrie sustained the injury by trying to beat out a ground ball to shortstop.  tighness in right hamstring for Lawrie. Day to day. #BlueJays— Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis) May 6, 2014By Goaliedudegreg, via Wikimedia CommonsLawrie has played in 30 of Toronto’s...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie wasn’t thrilled about playing second base last night

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons decided to start Juan Francisco at third base in last night’s interleague matchup against the Pirates while moving Brett Lawrie over to second base. It’s not an ideal alignment from a defensive perspective, but he’s trying to keep Francisco’s bat in the lineup with the designated hitter unavailable. While Gibbons’ reasoning is understandable...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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