2016 Minor League Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays sort of operate their franchise like your buddy that chases strippers and always ends up with a massive credit card bill to show for it. Sure, sometimes it makes for a once in a lifetime experience (Josh Donaldson), but other times it's for fleeting exploits with a disappointing outcome (David Price). Only the bill in this case isn't an actual physical one, but a bare...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Donaldson, Blue Jays complete $28.65 million, 2-year deal

TORONTO (AP) AL MVP Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays have completed their agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract. Donaldson receives $11.65 million this year and $17 million in 2017 under the deal announced Wednesday. Toronto and Donaldson had been scheduled for a salary arbitration hearing next week. The 30-year-old third baseman had asked for a raise from $4...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays, Josh Donaldson Agree to Two-Year Extension

According to’s Gregor Chisholm, the Toronto Blue Jays have given third baseman Josh Donaldson a two-year extension worth $29 million. The agreement was first reported by Shi Davidi of Sportsnet. A bit late posting: #BlueJays and Josh Donaldson avoid arbitration with 2-yr deal worth nearly $29m, per source. — Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) February 9...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Craft an Extension for Jose Bautista

Last night, the Jays avoided arbitration with Josh Donaldson, agreeing to a two year deal that gives him nearly $29 million in guaranteed income, and helps the team avoid a second huge raise next year if Donaldson has another great year. The team had publicly stated their desire to get Donaldson locked up long-term, but as a Super Two coming off an MVP season, Donaldson had plenty...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Donaldson, Blue Jays nearing $28.65M, 2-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says AL MVP Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays are nearing agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Tuesday because the agreement had not been completed. The progress toward a deal was first reported by Sportsnet in Canada. Donaldson and the...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays agree to 2-year deal

The Toronto Blue Jays and star third baseman Josh Donaldson have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a two-year contract worth nearly $29 million, according to Sportsnet Canada. Donaldson, the 2015 American League MVP, took to Twitter shortly before the Sportsnet report was published Monday night. Mood right now. — Josh Donaldson (@BringerOfRain20...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jays, Donaldson agree to two-year extension

The Toronto Blue Jays and reigning American League Most Valuable Player Josh Donaldson have avoided arbitration and agreed to a two-year contract extension worth nearly $29 million. Donaldson still has one more arbitration-eligible year in 2018. When the two sides exchanged arbitration numbers, the Blue Jays were sitting at $11.35 million and Donaldson’s camp at $11.8 million...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Airtight Case for a Fringe Nats Prospect as Future MVP

College baseball season begins in roughly a month. For some readers, this is of little consequence. For others — even for those with no particular stake in the competition itself — it’s quite meaningful. In either case, what the college game facilitates is the opportunity to watch actual live baseball over a month before the regular major-league season begins. It also features...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson will appear on ‘Vikings’

    Josh Donaldson took home the American League MVP Award last year, so we know he’s pretty good at playing baseball. Soon, he will get to show off his abilities as an actor on History channel. Next month, the highly-rated series “Vikings” will get its fourth season underway, one that will contain the Blue Jays third baseman. .@BringerOfRain20 is about to #Raid #Vikings...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Should Eradicate “File & Trial” Stance For Josh Donaldson Case

The Toronto Blue Jays have historically employed a quote, unquote “File and Trial” system when approaching arbitration cases with their respective players. This essentially means that if no agreement is met by the deadline to exchange proposed salary figures, then the two sides will ultimately go to an arbitration hearing. The team refuses to negotiate once the deadline has...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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