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Posted: February 09, 2019, 12:24 PM Post
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Nothing to go on yet except an Instagram post by the man himself, and nothing about the nature of the deal. Can't imagine anyhting other than a minor league deal though.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Btq6B4XHIIR/


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 12:48 PM Post
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Why did Lawrie stop playing after 2016? He was injury-prone but never bad.

Interesting reclamation project, possibly.


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 12:54 PM Post
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Looks pretty legit to me since it’s coming from him. He is a career .275 hitter against lefties and can play second or third. Could be the platoon option with Shaw at third? If it’s a major league deal, somebody might be on the move (Thames?).

Aguilar can be the everyday guy at first to start the year with Shaw getting time there if Aguilar struggles. Braun and Perez can play first as well if the need arises.


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 12:55 PM Post
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Holy smokes. Was just talking about Lawrie to my buddy the other day and we couldn't believe he hasn't played since 2016.

I'm just going to say I think the guy is a douche but maybe being out of MLB humbled him a bit.


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 12:57 PM Post
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Why did Lawrie stop playing after 2016? He was injury-prone but never bad.

Interesting reclamation project, possibly.


This is the last article I have read that was written on his absence: The sad story of Brett Lawrie

Some strange comments from Lawrie in that radio interview.

I guessed Brett Lawrie last year in the Mystery 3B signing thread, I guess I was a year ahead of myself!


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 12:59 PM Post
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Just saw it on mlbtraderumors and I had to come here to see the thoughts. That’s......interesting?


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 12:59 PM Post
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#Brewers’ agreement with free-agent infielder Brett Lawrie is a minor-league deal with a club option for 2020, source tells The Athletic. The potential max value of the contract is $7 million.


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 12:59 PM Post
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It was a minor league deal. Includes an option for 2020 with a bunch of bonuses built in.

Adds some needed depth. If Shaw were to get hurt we wouldve been seeing even more Perez, Spangenber, and Saladino.

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Posted: February 09, 2019, 1:02 PM Post
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Appears to be a minors deal, so pretty much zero risk & some chance (albeit slim) of some sort of reward.

The talent was always there, if his body & head are right who knows? Still only 29 years young.


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 1:03 PM Post
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I do like Stearns slowly adding back everyone that the front office dealt away before the 2011 season.


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 1:05 PM Post
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It would make a lot of sense to have a 2B/3B who favors LHP on the roster along with Perez to cover Spangenberg/Shaw.


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 1:15 PM Post
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I like this. No risk with decent upside.


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 1:17 PM Post
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Wow ... that's a signing that is completely out of left field. David Stearns is so cool.


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 1:22 PM Post
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I like this. No risk with decent upside.


Agreed. Worth a shot.


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 1:26 PM Post
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Love the signing. He has always been a solid player. We will see him on the major league roster at some point this season.


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 1:39 PM Post
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Now that is pretty cool news! Love seeing a player with "something to prove" get a chance. Low risk high reward type move.

The David Stearns era: Controllable Young Talent. Watch the Jedi work his magic!


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 1:42 PM Post
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After a two year absence, I'm not sure we can expect much from a guy who was league average when he left. Still, it's a no-risk deal, so why not take a flyer...


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 1:48 PM Post
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If anything, it is solid middle and corner OF AAA depth. Lawrie has always handled LHP very well. If the rumors are true that Moose is likely coming back, a guy like Lawrie would balance the bench pretty well.


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 2:02 PM Post
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i like it now just add dallas


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 2:23 PM Post
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Wow. Watching some highlights from years past, he had some nice glovework at third. Any chance we have a trade with Shaw involved? Sign moose?


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