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Jays Hit By Sinking Loonie And Donaldson

The Blue Jays can’t be too happy about that sinking loonie of ours. Here it is a few months before the first regular-season paycheques must be handed over to players who are paid in U.S. funds, although the revenue obtained by the team comes in Canadian currency. The dollar is floating around the 84-cent range and that is not good for the Jays. The loonie has been on a downward...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Beane did not want to trade Josh Donaldson

Remember all the speculation about Billy Beane possibly trading Josh Donaldson because of a conflict of personalities? It looks like we have confirmation that that was not the case. Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi published a piece on Tuesday about how the Donaldson trade between the A’s and Blue Jays unfolded. The trade, which was announced on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Some Belated Thoughts On The Josh Donaldson Deal

It’s been quite a few days since the biggest trade of the offseason to date was consummated, but the Nelson Cruz signing intervened, preventing me from getting around to it until now. The move of Josh Donaldson from Oakland to Toronto in exchange for a significant package headed by Brett Lawrie and hotshot shortstop prospect […]
Via Fangraphs
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Billy Beane and Josh Donaldson were clashing

When the Oakland Athletics sent franchise cornerstone Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays the day after Thanksgiving, it raised way more questions than answers. Why trade someone that was considered your best player? Why do so with that player still under team control at a cheap price for the foreseeable future? Now a few days after the smoke has cleared, it seems that we are...
Via Sportsnaut
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Thing About Josh Donaldson’s Defense

As you by now are well aware, Josh Donaldson was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend in a blockbuster deal that sent Brett Lawrie back to Oakland. The Blue Jays gave up Lawrie and a few prospects to immediately get better, because Josh Donaldson is a guy that immediately makes any team […]
Via Fangraphs
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays pay for defense in acquiring Josh Donaldson

The baseball world was treated to something of a Friday night blockbuster, as the Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics came together on a trade that featured Josh Donaldson and Brett Lawrie as centerpieces, with three additional prospects heading to Oakland from the Jays. On the Oakland end, there is no shortage of confusion over just what they were trying to accomplish...
Via The Outside Corner
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Josh Donaldson’s value in Toronto

Josh Donaldson finished eighth in the AL MVP race in 2014 On Nov. 28, the Oakland Athletics sent third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for third baseman Brett Lawrie, right-handed pitcher Kendall Graveman, left-hander Sean Nolin, and shortstop Franklin Barreto. For Josh Donaldson, moving to Toronto will be a nice change of scenery. He is moving from a...
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson calls Blue Jays all-white uniforms 'sexy'

Your browser does not support iframes.MLB infielder Josh Donaldson, the newest member of the Toronto Blue Jays, says that the all-white uniforms for his new team are "pretty sexy". Donaldson was traded to the Blue Jays on Friday after playing for the Oakland A's for the past five seasons. Donaldson admitted in an interview that he is still shocked by the trade, but apparently can...
Via Holdout Sports
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

Oakland A’s: Will the A’s earn a Wild Card spot?

Josh Donaldson The Oakland A’s currently sit on top of the AL Wild Card standings by half a game. The Kansas City Royals are hot on the Athletics heals and the Seattle Mariners are also not far behind – only 1.5 games back. With the American League Wild Card race heating up and the Oakland A’s playing so poorly, many are worried that they will not be able to claim an AL Wild...
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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