Five Oakland Athletics We’re Stoked to Watch

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Aug 5, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman

Brett Lawrie

(13) hits a single during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Brett Lawrie: Replacing Josh Donaldson is no easy task, and yes, its concerning his health is still shaky. But Brett says he expects a healthy season *fingers crossed*. If this is the case we can expect a lot from Lawrie. For one, he is getting an opportunity to really prove himself. I bet he will cease this opportunity, and he has the talent to back it up. I expect to see power hits, Home runs, and if he is healthy enough- stolen bases galore. I believe Lawrie will match Josh Donaldson while saving us in payroll. Plus, who doesn’t love a pro ball player that takes a 6 year old to pizza after seeing a video of her crying over his trade? I foresee a new fan favorite on the horizon.