In the first game of a three-game series that will no doubt provide a lot of fond memories for Blue Jays fans, the team gave their former AL MVP a tribute before the game began.
Thank you for bringing the rain, JD!
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 27, 2019
Filled with moments that won’t ever be forgotten by anyone in Toronto, the video reminds of exactly how special a player he was and still is.
During his time as a Blue Jay, Donaldson held a slash line of .281/.383/.548 through a total of 462 games. It’s not often that a player explodes in production after a move to a new team, but after Toronto acquired the third baseman from the Oakland A’s in November of 2014, he was able to have three consecutive seasons hitting for an above-.900 OPS, never having reached that mark previously in his career.
Through his four years in Toronto, he was able to amass a total of 21.6 WAR, placing him 16th among all-time Blue Jays. Fitting in between Devon White and George Bell is some place to be in the history of this franchise.
Before Tuesday night’s game, Donaldson was …
Author: Thomas Williams / Blue Jays Nation