Josh Donaldson Extension

Free Agency Not Looking Like Freedom: A Cool Winter’s Effect on a Donaldson Extension

The fourth Collective Bargaining Agreement, signed between MLB Ownership and the Players Association on July 12, 1976, introduced the radical notion of free agency into baseball. It represented a monumental leap in the direction of players’ rights in a sport where, even to this day, their employment options are startlingly restricted. To wit: Players have […]

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Blue Jays Sign OF Curtis Granderson

In a surprise move late Monday evening, the Blue Jays announced the signing of 36-year-old (will be 37 on opening day) outfielder Curtis Grandserson. Free-agent outfielder Curtis Granderson in agreement with #BlueJays on one-year, $5M contract, sources tell The Athletic. Deal also includes incentives and is pending a physical. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 16, […]

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Blue Jays Avoid Arbitration with Ezequiel Carrera; Raise Floor in Outfield

On Thursday night, the Toronto Blue Jays came to terms with outfielder Ezequiel Carrera on a one-year contract to avoid arbitration. The Blue Jays, a file-and-trial team, have a 1:00 pm ET deadline on Friday by which they must either reach an agreement or exchange figures with all of their arbitration eligible players. After this […]