A quick timeline:
One of the MLB's most respected insiders, Jon Heyman, wrote a roundup of some news on all the teams across the MLB.
In his Toronto Blue Jays portion of the notes, he wrote about Josh Donaldson (who's set to be a free agent after the 2018 season), saying:
@JonHeyman I respect what you do for a living, but you don’t know my friends. Nor do my friends know what I want, because there is still information to be gathered. I havn’t asked for anything. What I have said is I would like to stay. Cont. https://t.co/mCKqqj9OR1— Josh Donaldson (@BringerOfRain20) February 8, 2018
To sum it up, Donaldson pretty much told Heyman he doesn't know anything about him, and to check his sources.
Heyman then responded.
fair enough. i should have said in that short note that the belief is he will be aiming high. (which isn't really a shocker as he's a past mvp and played like one once back on the field last year.) i did not mean to imply he's made big demands of jays or didnt want to stay. https://t.co/2ftGWsKXlP— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 9, 2018
Heyman didn't seem to have much of a comeback, and while he may not have directly admitted it, he pretty much said he was wrong.
This is something that must have caught Heyman off guard. Rarely do you see players commenting on particular articles written about them.
While many players say they "don't read the papers," it looks like Donaldson does.