Josh Donaldson: In 2015, the Blue Jays were the best team of his career

In recent days, Josh Donaldson announced his retirement from major league baseball. After 13 seasons at the top, the former third baseman decided enough was enough.

I don't know if he made up his mind or if he didn't have an offer he liked. After all, in the end, he was no longer the same player.

But okay. All this says that the polarizer made enemies during his career, but above all left his mark. His arrival in Toronto in 2015 changed everything in the city.

After all, the club had great resources, but the arrival of the man who won the MVP in his first season in Canada had the effect of changing everything within the organization.

In 2015, it has been a long time since the club entered the playoffs. In fact, the last time was in 1993, during the Ontario club's second consecutive World Series victory.

Watching the big club in 2015 with Russell Martin, Troy Tulowitzki, Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and company completely turned the tide on the city.

Actually, Toronto really was baseball.

In a post-career interview, Donaldson called the Jays the best team of his career in 2015. He said that the city was on fire and that it was really special.

Josh Donaldson just called 2015 @BlueJays as the best team in which he played in his @MLB career.

“The city of Toronto is on fire,” Donaldson told us @MLBNetwork. “It was a special moment.”

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— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) March 5, 2024

It seems like every time a member of the 2015 team talks about the club, everyone agrees it was a better club than 2016, another playoff year.

There was something special that year. It has to be said that Jose Bautista did his part for that against Texas… #BatFlip

But okay. Although Donaldson did not stay long in Toronto, the fact remains that he had a significant impact on the organization and fans remember that.

In his own way, he transformed the club during his time there.

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