Josh Donaldson#20, 3B, Toronto
- December 8, 1985
- Birth Place:
- Pensacola, Florida
- Undrafted Signed by the Chicago Cubs
— Player Notes
Advice: In other words, the possibility of a long-term deal was proposed. Ultimately, the two sides found common ground on a deal that bought out two years of arbitration. If Donaldson continues to perform at a high level, he's looking at a massive salary for his final year of team control in 2018. He might be more inclined to test free agency at that point, but it would be no surprise if the Blue Jays bring up the possibility again.Rotoworld
Advice: The reigning AL MVP will make $11.65 million in 2016 and $17 million in 2017. The two sides were forced to go to an arbitration hearing last winter, which Donaldson won, but they were able to work out a multi-year contract this time. Donaldson remains under team control through 2018. The new deal gives the Blue Jays some cost certainty, which is a nice bonus with Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista due to become free agents after 2016.Wed, Feb 10 Rotoworld
Advice: Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reported late Monday night that the two sides had agreed to a deal worth around $29 million, but now we have the exact number. Donaldson won his arbitration case against the Blue Jays last winter, but the two sides were able to avoid a hearing this time around. The 2015 AL MVP will still be under team control for one more year after this new deal expires.
More: Sportsnet.caTue, Feb 9 Rotoworld
Advice: The Blue Jays are a file and trial team, so they needed to reach a multi-year pact in order to avoid an arbitration hearing next week. Donaldson's new contract leaves him with one more year of arbitration eligibility before he hits free agency after the 2018 campaign. The reigning American League MVP batted .297/.371/.568 with 41 home runs, 123 RBI and 122 runs scored in 2015.
More: SportsnetMon, Feb 8 Rotoworld
Advice: The Blue Jays were a "file-and-trial" team under former general manager Alex Anthopoulos, and president Mark Shapiro has said the club plans to continue that approach for at least this season. The hope is that a long-term contract between the two sides will be worked out, but it's unclear how good the chances are of that happening. Donaldson is under team control through 2018.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterFri, Feb 5 Rotoworld
Advice: Donaldson is under team control through 2018, giving the team some leverage, but the reigning AL MVP surely won't sign on for a long-term deal cheaply. Presently, the two sides are just $450,000 apart in arbitration figures filed last month, so there shouldn't be any problem getting something done for 2016 if extension talks don't progress. The third baseman is a fantasy monster heading into the season after batting .297/.371/.568 with 41 home runs, 123 RBI and 122 runs scored last year.Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. Philadelphia
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