The Blue Jays' offense broke out of its early-game deep freeze to score five runs in the sixth inning en route to a 9-3 victory over the Twins on Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday night at Target Field. Brett Lawrie added a grand slam in the ninth inning for good measure.
Is 2014 going to be the season where he finally figures it out? We still wouldn't rule it out, coming off a second half where he hit .283 with 6 HR and 7 SB, but we also wouldn't consider it a lock to happen (obviously). It's a disappointing start, but for the time being stay the course and hope that he can turn things back around. - Eric Stashin
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Brett Lawrie is struggling to turn things around at the plate, but Blue Jays manager John Gibbons says he's not overly concerned about the early results. Lawrie entered play on Wednesday night with just three hits in 29 at-bats.
Brett Lawrie is really the only mid/late round option with a realistic shot at swiping 20 bags. He's got some value even if he never taps into the power potential he showed during his rookie season. - Gerard Martin
Let's remember that Lawrie is still just 24, he does his hitting in a friendly environment, and he's already reached double-digit power/speed totals. If he can just give us, say, 140-145 games, and clearly that's a colossal if, then he's capable of a 20/20 season. - Brandon Funston
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