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With his upcoming FA value nearly being entirely tanked, wondering if Donaldson and his agent are hoping, perhaps in part, that he isn't traded (as unlikely as it may be) so that he would at least have a QO to fall back on (Jays would, in all likelihood, still offer up a QO to him).

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2 hours ago, Blight said:

With his upcoming FA value nearly being entirely tanked, wondering if Donaldson and his agent are hoping, perhaps in part, that he isn't traded (as unlikely as it may be) so that he would at least have a QO to fall back on (Jays would, in all likelihood, still offer up a QO to him).

He's getting paid what $23 Mil thru arbitration.  He'd possibly be better off if he was still arb. eligible given injury status will most likely keep his salary level at minimum.

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Assuming he is able to play at some point, he wouldn't be a bad get for the Braves or Phillies who could probably get him for pretty cheap and not have to give up any of their big rebuilding blocks.

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9 hours ago, fourstar said:

Assuming he is able to play at some point, he wouldn't be a bad get for the Braves or Phillies who could probably get him for pretty cheap and not have to give up any of their big rebuilding blocks.

 

The way he is playing this year I'd rather have Camargo and even Franco over him.

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Josh Donaldson I hate you for tying up a roster spot.  What the hell is wrong with you???  I do hope you recover but what a pain it is to roster you and wait.  

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2 hours ago, Topgun said:

Last I heard he could return on August 7th, per CBS, I'm not buying it, to be honest.

cant imagine that when he hasnt started rehab games but hopefully

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Seems like Donaldson is almost sticking it to the Jays.  I have never heard of a strained calf basically costing his season save for a month with the shoulder.

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Saw something about rapid progress, and a stronger base to hit from.  It's hard to even look up updates on him anymore quite honestly.  Seems masochistic.

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