A's reach 1-year deals with 5 players, avoid arbitration

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Right fielder Josh Reddick and new third baseman Brett Lawrie are among the players to reach agreements on one-year contracts with the Oakland Athletics and avoid arbitration. Right-hander Ryan Cook, outfielders Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry also agreed to one-year contracts, the team said Friday. The new-look A's have made nine trades this offseason involving 27...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 20 2nd Basemen for 2015 Fantasy Baseball

Hello, friends that I've never met in person. I'm glad to see you again, metaphorically. I've already hit you with my top 20 catchers for 2015 fantasy baseball and the top 20 1st basemen for 2015 fantasy baseball. This, here, is the top 20 2nd basemen for 2015 fantasy baseball. This, here, is a mess. There's seriously about seven 2nd basemen I'm excited about, and two of them...
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10 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
11 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Oswaldo Arcia, 2015 Fantasy Sleeper

"I'm glad I'm getting some company." Easy there, Brett Lawrie. Oswaldo Arcia is only up to post-post-hype status. Still has a long way until he has nine posts before his hype. "Are you sure he didn't have post-op surgery?" No, Lawrie, now run along and into a wall. Arcia you later! Thanks, pun punch and your floating fruit! I'd run away with you and get married, but I cantaloupe...
Via Razzball
28 days ago  |  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...
Via Batting Leadoff
December 04, 2014  |  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
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

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

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
December 01, 2014  |  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
December 01, 2014  |  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
December 01, 2014  |  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...
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

What an Incredibly Exciting ex-Cub weekend

We didn't get much in the way of Cubs news over the Thanksgiving break besides the cautionary tale that the bleacher renovations may not be ready in time for Opening Day. But we got plenty of exciting ex-Cubs news. The A's traded former 2nd round pick of the Cubs Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Brett Lawrie, pitchers Sean Nolin and Kendall Graveman and shortstop...
Via Cub Reporter
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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