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2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide: Third Base Over/Under

View image | gettyimages.com Third base is an interesting position within fantasy baseball. There are a number of players that have produced huge seasons in the past, so it has the appearance of being a deep position. But last season most of those players seemed to fall flat on their face. We will take a look at the top 24 guys this time around because some of them will be eligible...
Via The Fantasy Fix
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Donaldson ready for new chapter with Blue Jays

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Josh Donaldson hasn't quite gotten used to seeing a reflection of himself in the bright blue hue of a Toronto Blue Jays uniform. ''It matches the eyes,'' he quipped Tuesday. Acquired from Oakland in November for third baseman Brett Lawrie and three other players, Donaldson was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2007 and was traded to the Athletics a year later. He...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Zaun Loved That Cal Ripken Beat Him Up as a Rookie

Some find hazing young professional athletes to be disrespectful and unnecessary, but not former MLB catcher Gregg Zaun. The Blue Jays studio analyst officially joined Mike Ditka in the pro-hazing department on Thursday while discussing our favorite base-brah, Brett Lawrie. Zaun told the Fan 950 (via Andrew Stoeten) that he thought the Jays coddled Lawrie and allowed him to be himself...
Via Busted Coverage
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Oakland Athletics

The A's went for it last season, but collapsed down the stretch and lost the AL wildcard game to the Royals. Their reaction was to do a whole bunch of things that kinda sorta maybe made them better or possibly worse. Frankly, it was difficult to keep up with everything. (Note: When a player's fantasy draft status is mentioned -€“ e.g., "he's an SP4" -€“ the number is based on...
Via Fox Sports
11 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
13 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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 ...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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,...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via Reading Between The Seams
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...
Via NESN.com
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
Via Next Impulse Sports
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...
Via Batting Leadoff
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....
Via NESN.com
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Perception and the Market of Star Player Trade Value

On Friday night, when the A’s announced they traded Josh Donaldson for Brett Lawrie and three prospects, the public reaction was swift and harsh. How could Billy Beane trade one of the best players in baseball for so little in return? Did he not even bother calling other teams to let them know that Donaldson […]
Via Fangraphs
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

New A's 3B Brett Lawrie says he's ready to stay healthy

  More than worrying about the daunting task of trying to replace All-Star Josh Donaldson or dwelling on the shock of being traded from Toronto, Brett Lawrie is embracing the idea of staying healthy as he joins the Oakland Athletics. Bidding farewell to the Blue Jays' unforgiving turf field could be a big benefit for his body moving forward, too. ''(It) treats my body kind of silly...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

New A's 3B Lawrie ready to stay healthy

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) More than worrying about the daunting task of trying to replace All-Star Josh Donaldson or dwelling on the shock of being traded from Toronto, Brett Lawrie is embracing the idea of staying healthy as he joins the Oakland Athletics. Bidding farewell to the Blue Jays' unforgiving turf field could be a big benefit for his body moving forward, too. ''(It) treats...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Brett Lawrie turn it around in Oakland?

From the perspective of the Oakland Athletics, the trade that sent Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays for a package of players headlined by Brett Lawrie on Friday night represents a much more disappointing picture than for the other club involved in the deal. Despite that this is the typical way in which Billy Beane operates, in addition to the fact that Donaldson was...
Via The Outside Corner
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Brett Lawrie turn it around with the Oakland Athletics?

From the perspective of the Oakland Athletics, the trade that sent Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays for a package of players headlined by Brett Lawrie on Friday night represents a much more disappointing picture than for the other club involved in the deal. Despite that this is the typical way in which Billy Beane operates, in addition to the fact that Donaldson was...
Via Bloguin Best
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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