When Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is asked about his statistics or personal goals, he almost always steers the conversation back to one thing.

"I'm very proud of this organization and our team," he said. "But there's still unfinished business. I want a ring. Plain and simple."

That's pretty much the last unchecked box after two seasons in which Donaldson has established himself as one of baseball's best players. In the end, though, it's about finishing the deal.

"That's what it comes down to," Donaldson said. "You get measured by championships. I'm lacking that right now. Selfishly, I want that. But for this team and this organization, I think it deserves it."

Donaldson's 16.3 Wins Above Replacement are second in baseball during his two Toronto seasons, trailing only Mike Trout (18.3). He has made the American League All-Star team for three consecutive years, and he has averaged 35 doubles, 33 home runs and an .893 OPS over the past four.