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Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Josh Donaldson feeling healthy and confident | MLB.com

I keep hearing the Braves haven’t done anything this off-season. Donaldson is nothing?

Jim Furtado Posted: March 06, 2019 at 08:38 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: braves, josh donaldson

Thursday, February 21, 2019

At 33, Braves’ Donaldson trying to prove he can stay healthy

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Finding a job was pretty easy for Josh Donaldson. Proving he can keep it will be the tough part.

The former AL MVP didn’t have to wait long for a new opportunity, signing a one-year, $23 million contract with the Atlanta Braves less than a month after the World Series ended.

“I didn’t expect it to go that quickly,” Donaldson said Wednesday, the day before his first organized workout with the NL East champions. “It was my first time in free agency so I had something of an idea, but you don’t really know. I was very happy with the timing of it. They gave me the ease of the entire offseason to know which team I was going to be with.”

Pondering this matter- is it relevant that he’s only played four full seasons in MLB, or less so given that he’s only played in eight overall?

 

QLE Posted: February 21, 2019 at 04:36 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: braves, health, josh donaldson

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Toronto Sun: BROCHACHO BROUHAHA: Did Josh Donaldson shade the Blue Jays?!

#Burn!

Former Blue Jays star Josh Donaldson served up a double play of diss for his former team.

The Bringer of Rain and former MVP signed a one-year contract for $23 million with the ascendant Atlanta Braves and had some choice words for the wrecking crew currently dismantling the team that got the city excited about baseball again.

Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: December 06, 2018 at 11:05 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, braves, josh donaldson

Monday, November 26, 2018

Ken Rosenthal: Donaldson in agreement with #Braves on one-year, $23M free-agent contract

 

Jim Furtado Posted: November 26, 2018 at 02:49 PM | 37 comment(s)
  Beats: braves, josh donaldson

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Josh Donaldson worth the risk in free agency

What kind of deal is fair? He’s been hurt two years now. I could see a big money contract for a single season but, if I were a GM, unless I’m getting a pretty big discount, I wouldn’t want to be on the hook for more than one year with a dual option triggered by playing time.

For Donaldson’s part, a one-year deal might not be appealing anyway, because then he might be headed out into next year’s market a year older, possibly after declining a qualifying offer, into a third base market that could then include Nolan Arenado and Anthony Rendon.

“Overall,” said a scout to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand last month, “I see [Donaldson] as a shorter-term, higher AAV type of option for a team in a win-now mode who has the depth to cover over potential injuries and under performance at the tail end of the deal.”

That mostly sounds right, though it doesn’t have to be limited to win-now teams. In a lot of ways, Donaldson is the hitting version of Jake Arrieta, who entered last year’s market as a recent superstar who had shown signs of beginning his decline. He signed for three years with the Phillies, who were hoping to prove they could begin their next competitive cycle, not urgently win a title in year one.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 06, 2018 at 08:11 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: free agency, josh donaldson

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Donaldson powers 10-run inning, Indians beat Royals 14-6

KANSAS CITY, MO.-This is the Josh Donaldson the Cleveland Indians were hoping for after rolling the dice in an Aug. 31 trade with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Donaldson, a former AL MVP, hit a grand slam and double during a 10-run seventh inning, powering the Indians past the Kansas City Royals 14-6 Friday night.

With the win, the AL Central champion Indians improved to 90-70, marking the third time in team history they’ve won at least 90 games in three straight seasons.

Remember when we thought the trade for him by the Indians was suspect? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

QLE Posted: September 29, 2018 at 04:43 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: indians, josh donaldson

 

 

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