Blue Jays Mailbag: Can Toronto Lock Up Josh Donaldson Before Spring?

December is almost over, and the Blue Jays—like most MLB teams this winter—have yet to make their big move. Is that big move coming? Might that big move be a Josh Donaldson extension? The sale of the team?

I have no idea! But that doesn’t mean that I’m not going to tackle these questions, and many more, in this week’s edition of the ol’ Blue Jays mailbag! (Which, incidentally, will be the last one until the new year—have a good holiday season everyone!) So let’s do it!

And remember, if you have a Blue Jays question you’d like me to tackle two weeks from now, be sure to send it to [email protected] As always, I have not read any of Griff’s answers.

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What are the chances that a Donaldson extension gets done before spring training? Personally I’m optimistic, I would guess it’s at least 50/50, thoughts?

I think putting the odds at 50-50 is definitely optimistic. I’d love to believe otherwise, but nine figure contracts have never really been the Jays’ domain. Plus, they had the chance to offer early extensions to Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion at points where the club’s “championship window” certainly looked more open than it does now, and declined to do so.