Fantasy Baseball: Five lessons learned in 2014

With the 2014 fantasy baseball season over, it’s time to take a look back on the year that was and see what lessons we can glean from the previous 162 games. With less than 190 days until Opening Day 2015, the time to start preparing is now. Here are five lessons that we learned in 2014: 1. Clayton Kershaw is in a league of his own Despite missing six or seven starts, Clayton...
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Brett Lawrie transferred to 60-day DL

The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday by the score of 8-2. The win improved the Blue Jays to 70-67, third in the American League East. With 25 games remaining, the Blue Jays are still within striking distance in the wild card race. On the injury front, infielder Brett Lawrie has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list, ending his 2014 season. #451298720...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays 3B Lawrie back on DL with oblique strain

  The Toronto Blue Jays have placed third baseman Brett Lawrie on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. Lawrie had just returned to the lineup after missing more than a month with a broken right index finger. He got the latest injury Tuesday and left the game after three innings as Toronto opened a three-game series at home against Baltimore. Lawrie was placed on...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Brett Lawrie placed on DL

Toronto Blue Jays (61-54) third baseman Brett Lawrie is headed back to the disabled list just days after being activated from more than a month long stint on the DL because of a fractured finger he suffered on June 22nd.  During his first game back, he was removed from the game due to tightness in his lower back. #BlueJays place Brett Lawrie on DL with oblique strain, Rob Rasmussen...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Brett Lawrie exits with back tightness

The Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday by the score of 9-3. The loss dropped the Blue Jays to 60-54, five games behind the Orioles in the American League East. Third in the league in runs scored, the Blue Jays had 12 hits, but left 10 men on base in the loss. Brett Lawrie returned from the disabled list and started the game. But his appearance was short lived...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Brett Lawrie activated

The Toronto Blue Jays fell to the Houston Astros on Sunday by the score of 6-1. The loss dropped the Blue Jays to 60-53, four games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East. The Blue Jays managed just eight hits, all singles, off Scott Feldman. There is some good news for the Jays, as Brett Lawrie has been activated from the disabled list. #451298720 / gettyimages...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie to be activated by Blue Jays on Tuesday

getty images The Toronto Blue Jays will activate infielder Brett Lawrie from the disabled list on Tuesday. Lawrie has been seeing time at second and third base during his rehab assignment which makes penciling his big league position difficult. Brett Lawrie back in #Bluejays lineup Tues night. — John Lott (@LottOnBaseball) August 4, 2014 This season Larie owns a .244/.299/.419...
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays waiting for reinforcements

After failing to complete a trade on deadline day, the Toronto Blue Jays made it clear that they are content with the group of players they have. The Jays did get first/third baseman Danny Valencia from the Kansas City Royals for a pair of minor league players in the days leading up to July 31, but that move was made solely for the purpose of filling vacancies left by injuries to...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Brett Lawrie, Cole Gillespie

The Toronto Blue Jays improved to 59-50 on the season following a 6-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. At just two and a half games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East, the Blue Jays are good position over the final two months to make a push at the division title. One thing that will help is the return of Brett Lawrie and Cole Gillespie, who are...
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July 31, 2014  |  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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July 20, 2014  |  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 […]
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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

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

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...
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May 12, 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...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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