Josh Donaldson wants a long-term extension
probably wont get it lol. under team control for a while but he's very deserving
He won't be a free agent until after the 2018 season, and he's gonna be 32.
A's Josh Donaldson likes idea of long-term deal
Josh Donaldson is an MVP candidate - and he also could be a player the A's would like to sign to a long-term deal.
If Donaldson remains among the top tier ofAmerican League third basemen through next season, as expected, then he might cost the A's quite a bit in arbitration. Donaldson is on track to be a "super two" player, reaching arbitration after two years of service time rather than the more usual three years.
Donaldson said he and his agent, Hunter Bledsoe, have talked about the possibility of a multiyear deal "and we absolutely love it," Donaldson said. "But it has to be good for both sides. I have really enjoyed my time here."
Oakland has not signed a young position player within the organization to a multiyear deal sinceKurt Suzuki, then 26, signed a four-year, $16.25 million deal in 2010. Donaldson will be 28 next year.
"It's going to be interesting," he said. "I'm not getting any younger, but I feel like I've put myself in a position to be able to play every day."
Donaldson has been durable, starting 154 of Oakland's 160 games. He was robbed of an All-Star appearance, but is likely to finish in the top five in MVP voting, which could be pricey in arbitration.
"I'm a guy who's been downplayed my entire career," Donaldson said. "Even when I was a first-round draft pick (in 2007), I took 10 percent less than the guy before me. I just want something fair, something that's justified.
[ Edited by InconvenienTTruth21 on Sep 28, 2013 at 1:40 PM ]