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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
December 09, 2014  |  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
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

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
December 01, 2014  |  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
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

Looking at the prospects the A's got in the Donaldson trade

I’ll try to complete the FanGraphs analysis of the Josh Donaldson deal, with Dave covering the A’s perspective of the deal and Drew Fairservice covering it from the Jays perspective while I’ll jump in with the prospect end of things. Those two prior pieces do a good job analyzing the various angles of this deal, with the […]
Via Fangraphs
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Instant Analysis: The Josh Donaldson trade

The Toronto Blue Jays get Josh Donaldson from the Oakland A's for Brett Lawrie, Franklin Barreto, Sean Nolin, and Kendall Graveman
Via Fangraphs
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Trade Josh Donaldson To Blue Jays For Brett Lawrie, Three Prospects

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics traded All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night for third baseman Brett Lawrie, left-hander Sean Nolin, right-hander Kendall Graveman and minor league shortstop Franklin Barreto. The 28-year-old Donaldson hit .255 with 29 home runs and 98 RBIs in 158 games last season. In four...
Via NESN.com
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

A's trade All-Star Josh Donaldson to Toronto

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics traded All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night for third baseman Brett Lawrie, left-hander Sean Nolin, right-hander Kendall Graveman and minor league shortstop Franklin Barreto. The 28-year-old Donaldson hit .255 with 29 home runs and 98 RBIs in 158 games last season. In four seasons in the majors...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson Traded To The Blue Jays

In a trade that comes as shocking news, the Oakland Athletics have agreed to trade their superstar third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays. In return the A's will receive Brett Lawrie, Sean Nolin, Kendall Graveman and Franklin Barreto. #455904654 / gettyimages.com The A's offense really struggled after they traded Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox back in July...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s and Blue Jays pull off blockbuster trade

Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Oakland Athletics have traded Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays in a 4-for-1 deal. Oakland would receive 3B Brett Lawrie, and RHP Kendall Graveman, SS Franklin Barretto, and LHP Sean Nolin. Deal is 4-for-1. Donaldson from #Athletics to #BlueJays for Lawrie, Graveman, Barreto, Nolin. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 29...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays acquire Josh Donaldson

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired third-baseman Josh Donaldson from the Oakland Athletics for Brett Lawrie, Kendall Graveman, Sean Nolin and Franklin Barreto according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sources: Donaldson going to #BlueJays. Lawrie, RHP Kendall Graveman among those going to #Athletics. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 29, 2014...
Via Baseball Essential
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Clippers cruise to 6-2 victory against Buffalo Bisons

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Clippers (38-33) used patience early and pop late with some quality pitching at all points in between to defeat the Buffalo Bisons (32-36), 6-2, in front of 8,558 fans at Huntington Park.  The win is the seventh consecutive for the Clippers and moves them one game closer to first after Indianapolis’ loss.  The Clippers showed plenty of patience...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects

The Toronto Blue Jays farm system has been depleted by blockbuster trades in recent years. While the system still has good prospects, such as Sanchez and Stroman, it lacks depth. The remaining pitchers on this list have potential as Norris, Osuna, and Nolin all have high strikeout rates. Nay might develop into an everyday Major League third baseman. Barreto and Jimenez should provide...
Via Batting Leadoff
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Top 10 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays

This Top 10 (+5) list is the weakest collection of prospects that Toronto has had in the minors for quite a while now. Most of the talent is in A-ball or Rookie ball with a noticeable lack of depth at the upper levels, thanks to the 2012-13 trades that were supposed to turn the Jays into a winning club. On a positive note, there are quite a few players — including many who failed...
Via Fangraphs
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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