It now seems that Jose Bautista is willing and open to negotiate his contract demands with the Toronto Blue Jays’ front office.
Last month Bautista extended the terms he deemed acceptable and stated that he was not willing to budge, but according to Jon Heyman of the MLB network Bautista would like to remain in Toronto and is therefore willing to negotiate. He is seeking a six-year contract. He sees himself as a $30-million plus player and expects to play into his 40’s. He is currently 35 years old.
Bautista has not imposed any deadline to work out an extension and would love to finish with the team that revived his career.
“Baseball has a great way of measuring each player’s value and it’s about how much of that are they willing to share with the player,” Bautista said last month of ownership. “I understand the business and I don’t believe in the whole budget and payroll. I don’t believe in any of that stuff. I know exactly how baseball works. Especially a team that’s structured like we are.”