Lawrie hits 2 homers as A's rout Rockies 11-2

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Brett Lawrie had a pair of home runs and four RBIs, Drew Pomeranz pitched six scoreless innings and the Oakland Athletics routed the Colorado Rockies 11-2 Monday. Lawrie hit a solo homer in the sixth off Ryan Arrowood for a 6-0 lead and capped a five-run sixth with a three-run homer against LaTroy Hawkins that made it 11-0. Ben Zobrist had two hits and three RBIs...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Deep League Thoughts: Brett Lawrie

Hey y'all, let me know if you've heard this one before. Brett Lawrie is a fantasy sleeper for the YYYY Fantasy Baseball Season! In fact, this isn't even a new post. I just went back from all the posts between 2012 and 2014 and did a mash-up of them. It was hard to get them all the same font so be thankful this doesn't read like a ransom note! Speaking of notes, it feels like...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raisel Iglesias allows three runs in A's 8-1 win over Reds

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Jesse Hahn threw five shutout innings, Brett Lawrie hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-1 in spring training on Saturday. Josh Phegley hit a two-run homer in Oakland's third straight win. Marcus Semien doubled in a run, and Eric Sogard had two hits and an RBI. Cincinnati's Raisel Iglesias allowed three runs, all in the first...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hahn throws 5 innings in A's 8-1 win over Reds

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Jesse Hahn threw five shutout innings, Brett Lawrie hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-1 in spring training on Saturday. Josh Phegley hit a two-run homer in Oakland's third straight win. Marcus Semien doubled in a run, and Eric Sogard had two hits and an RBI. Cincinnati's Raisel Iglesias allowed three runs, all in the first...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Closer Sleepers for 2015 Fantasy Baseball Everyone has a different definition for sleeper. Some say it’s any player that’s undervalued; a post-hype sleeper like Brett Lawrie. Another definition is a player who is poised to breakout (i.e. Corey Kluber last year). My definition of sleeper is a player you expect to produce minimal value, but will produce more value. Another way of thinking of it is...
Via Baseball Professor
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell takes the field with Oakland

Actor Will Ferrell will play 10 positions for 10 teams in five different Cactus League games Thursday. Ferrell is dedicating the HBO project to the fight against cancer, while also honoring Bert Campaneris’ historic feat of playing every position on the field for the Kansas City A’s in a game against the Angels 50 years ago. WATCH: Will Ferrell and Campy enjoy a game of...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Third Base Sleepers for 2015 Fantasy Baseball

With our Top 200 Countdown ending this week (finally!) we’ve dedicated a lot of a virtual pages to the key players of the 2015 fantasy season. Now with spring training underway and rosters mostly finalized, it’s time we survey each position for the potential sleepers of the 2015 fantasy season. Get ready to see this non-sleeper’s face a lot this week! Our definition of...
Via Baseball Professor
19 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Pitcher Jesse Chavez Has A Nice Work Truck

  This embed is invalid" /> That’s new A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie hanging on pitcher Jesse Chavez’s truck in Arizona, presumably at their Spring Training facility in Mesa. I’m guessing that truck doesn’t get very good gas mileage. You can’t really blame Jesse, 31, for enjoying life a little bit with a military surplus truck. He will...
Via Busted Coverage
25 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Oakland Athletics

Every winter, we always get one or two “What the hell is Beane doing?” moments. This offseason, we had even more of those. In selling off key pieces of what has been a playoff team for three consecutive years, Billy Beane raised no shortage of eyebrows. Some questioned if he was already punting the year and setting up for the future. But even in moving key players such as Josh...
Via The Outside Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Happily Stuck (In the Middle)

Middle Infielders are valuable commodities, but there is no need to reach for a second baseman if fantasy owners want to wait to draft a solid keystone contributor in the middle rounds. After the big names, Cano, Altuve, and Rendon, disappear off the board, one can start to find value at second base. The second tier should include Dee Gordon, Dozier, Kinsler, and Kipnis, but the...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie Casually Snagging Line Drives While Posing Like a Model

After a firearm-filled Valentine’s weekend, it looks like Oakland Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie is already prepping hard for the new season. Here, we have the Canadian firecracker stretched out in a nonchalant prone position as he effortlessly snags line drives in the cage. Pure Lawrie. Now anytime he makes a mistake on the field, everyone will turn towards this video to...
Via Busted Coverage
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Athletics sign Barry Zito

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports Veteran left hander Barry Zito is returning to the team that drafted him. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting Zito has a deal with the Oakland Athletics. Blast from the past: Barry Zito is going to sign a minor-league deal with the #Athletics and come to spring camp. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) February 17, 2015 ...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie and Dana Long on Pre-Valentine’s Day Shooting Range Date

It’s Valentine’s Day Eve and men across the nation are kicking themselves for not pulling the trigger on that Vermont Teddy Bear they saw on TV weeks ago. Poor form, fellas. Poor form. If you’re one of those guys, maybe you need take some notes from our favorite base-brah, Brett Lawrie. While he hasn’t totally figured out the professional baseball thing (still has potential...
Via Busted Coverage
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie Staying Busy With Girlfriend Dana Long

  Canadian baseball bro Brett Lawrie has been busy this offseason, his first not as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. He has a new team (the A’s), he’s suddenly a Cavs fan and he got a selfie stick for Christmas (not kidding) that he uses in the wild. Oh, and he has a new offseason girlfriend — Dana Long, a Canadian with a commerce degree and abs. Lawrie has been on the...
Via Busted Coverage
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

A’s send young Blue Jays fan care package after acquiring Brett Lawrie (pics)

To say that Amelia, a 6-year-old Toronto Blue Jays fan, has enjoyed something of a baseball-related windfall of goodwill over the holidays would be an understatement. Amelia became something of an Internet sensation after a video went viral that documented her devastation upon learning that Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie, her favorite player on...Read More The post A’s send...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics 'adopt' 6-year-old Blue Jays fan devastated by Brett Lawrie trade

The story of 6-year-old Amelia's struggle with fanhood adversity has become even more uplifting thanks to the Oakland Athletics' "adoption" of the girl. In case you missed it, young Amelia suffered an emotional breakdown in December when the young Blue Jays fan learned that the Jays had traded away her favorite player, third-baseman Brett Lawrie (plus prospects) to the A's for Josh...
Via Fox Sports
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #168: Brett Lawrie | 2B/3B | OAK

Full disclosure: Brett Lawrie is not our 168th-ranked player. He actually belongs around 190. He’s out lowest-ranked 2B or 3B in the top 200 and got a little lost in the shuffle, but rest assured that Lawrie has the potential to jump the 20 spots to 168, and we didn’t want to disrupt the countdown for such a small discrepancy (what amounts to maybe two rounds late in a draft...
Via Baseball Professor
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Recapping the A’s offseason trades so far

The Oakland A’s were very active during this year’s winter meetings. However, many are not sure if those trades will actually benefit the Oakland A’s for 2015. The Athletics traded away three of their strongest players – Josh Donaldson, Brandon Moss, and Jeff Samardzija. All of these players were All-Stars in 2014 and their presence will surely be missed next season. So,...
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Blue Jay Brett Lawrie does amazing thing for girl who cried for him

While seeing your favorite player traded away from your team is tough on adults, they can at least understand that it’s part of the business of baseball.  Rarely are there a Derek Jeter, Ernie Banks, or Craig Biggio that spend an entire career with one team.  When the Toronto Blue Jays traded Brett Lawrie (who is Canadian by citizenship) to the Oakland A’s, it was hard on their...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie Makes Little Girl’s Day After Being Traded

New Oakland Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie played parts of four seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays before being sent out west for Josh Donaldson the day after Thanksgiving. And while Lawrie doesn’t have the name recognition on a national (or shall we say international level), he obviously had one huge fan north of the border. As you can see below, a six-year old girl named Amelia...
Via Sportsnaut
December 13, 2014  |  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

A's Lawrie makes day for 6-year-old who cried when he was traded

Brett Lawrie is one cool dude. When the major-league infielder was traded from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Oakland A's in late November, one of his biggest fans was so broken up, she couldn't hold back the tears ... leading to a viral YouTube video. Meet six-year-old Amelia: Well, Lawrie, who played his first four seasons in Toronto, responded in a way that Amelia will likely never forget.
Via Fox Sports
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Young Jays Fan is the Only Person Furious About the Brett Lawrie Trade

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired third baseman Josh Donaldson from the Athletics last week in a trade that was borderline shocking to the baseball world. In return, Oakland received four players, including third baseman Brett Lawrie from Toronto. Although it was not stunning to see Billy Beane deal an established player for prospects, it was Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Blogger Roundtable: The Blue Jays – A’s Trade

Each week members of the Batting Leadoff blogger team participates in a roundtable discussion about one of the game’s most pressing topics. This week’s feature focuses on the recent trade between the Blue Jays and A’s in which Josh Donaldson, Brett Lawrie, and others were swapped.  Stephen Silverman –  The Blue Jays have to be happy with themselves after acquiring Josh...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie: Blue Jays’ Turf ‘Has A Lot Do’ With Recent Injuries

The Toronto Blue Jays have been active on the free agent market in recent years and look poised to make a move in the competitive American League East. The only problem? Nobody wants to play on their turf. The Jays sent infielder Brett Lawrie and three prospects to the Oakland Athletics last Friday in exchange for All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson....
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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