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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
3 days ago  |  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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4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet the Prospects: Oakland’s New Farm System

Billy Beane has made quite the splash this hot stove season, trading away three of the Oakland Athletics’ 2014 All-Stars in just a matter of days. What did Josh Donaldson, Brandon Moss, and Jeff Samardzija net the A’s? Aside from 3B Brett Lawrie, mostly unknown prospects hoping to make a name for themselves in Oakland. LHP Sean Nolin Acquired in the Josh Donaldson deal, Sean...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Some Belated Thoughts On The Josh Donaldson Deal

It’s been quite a few days since the biggest trade of the offseason to date was consummated, but the Nelson Cruz signing intervened, preventing me from getting around to it until now. The move of Josh Donaldson from Oakland to Toronto in exchange for a significant package headed by Brett Lawrie and hotshot shortstop prospect […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  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....
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14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Does the Josh Donaldson Trade Make Sense for the A’s and Blue Jays?

The Oakland A’s are retooling. The Toronto Blue Jays are reloading. And it’s likely neither team is done this off-season. Last week, the Athletics traded their best position player, third baseman Josh Donaldson, to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for third baseman Brett Lawrie and three prospects: pitchers Kendall Graveman and Sean Nolin and shortstop Franklin Barreto. Click here to...
Via Batting Leadoff
16 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Thing About Josh Donaldson’s Defense

As you by now are well aware, Josh Donaldson was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend in a blockbuster deal that sent Brett Lawrie back to Oakland. The Blue Jays gave up Lawrie and a few prospects to immediately get better, because Josh Donaldson is a guy that immediately makes any team […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays pay for defense in acquiring Josh Donaldson

The baseball world was treated to something of a Friday night blockbuster, as the Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics came together on a trade that featured Josh Donaldson and Brett Lawrie as centerpieces, with three additional prospects heading to Oakland from the Jays. On the Oakland end, there is no shortage of confusion over just what they were trying to accomplish...
Via Bloguin Best
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays pay for defense in acquiring Josh Donaldson

The baseball world was treated to something of a Friday night blockbuster, as the Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics came together on a trade that featured Josh Donaldson and Brett Lawrie as centerpieces, with three additional prospects heading to Oakland from the Jays. On the Oakland end, there is no shortage of confusion over just what they were trying to accomplish...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Analysis: Josh Donaldson to Toronto

Friday night the A’s made a blockbuster trade with the Blue Jays sending Josh Donaldson for Bret Lawrie, Sean Nolin, Kendall Graveman and Franklin Barreto. Being a fantasy baseball website, it’s our obligation to take a look at how this deal impacts each player’s 205 value. Here it goes. Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR Other than the batting average, what’s not to love about Donaldson’s...
Via Baseball Professor
16 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Let Jays Get To 3B For Some Prime Rib

The A's traded Josh Donaldson for Brett Lawrie, Kendall Graveman, Sean Nolin and Franklin Barreto. I had this cheap friend who would go to the supermarket and buy things that were on sale. Not because he wanted them, but because he was cheap and it was a good deal. So, he'd come home with groceries of only things that were on sale and for dinner he'd end up having a box of couscous...
Via Razzball
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Breaking down the Josh Donaldson trade

Josh Donaldson The Oakland A’s fan base has been shocked with yet another surprising trade of one of their beloved players. After reassuring the media that there was no way that Josh Donaldson would be traded, the Athletics ultimately got an offer they could not refuse. They decided to trade Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays in the biggest blockbuster trade so far this offseason...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays All in After Acquiring Josh Donaldson from A’s

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired third baseman Josh Donaldson from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for third baseman Brett Lawrie, international free agent Franklin Barreto and pitchers Sean Nolin and Kendall Graveman. It’s been a busy offseason for the Jays, who signed catcher Russell Martin to a five year deal earlier. They’re serious about reaching the playoffs for the first...
Via Baseball News Source
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumors swirling around involving Jeff Samardzija

Over the past two days, most, if not all, of the league’s trade talks have been centered around the Oakland Athletics. Yesterday, they traded away superstar third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for third baseman Brett Lawrie and three prospects. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle was originally reporting that the Athletics were nearing a trade...
Via Baseball Essential
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Three hopes for Brett Lawrie in Oakland

Brett Lawrie is filling big shoes in OaklandCredit: AP/Matt Slocum Friday night’s blockbuster trade, the one that sent Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays, has largely depressed and angered the Oakland A’s fan base. In return for Donaldson’s production, Oakland received infielder Brett Lawrie and a collection of young players. Lawrie, the frequently injured and heavily...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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