After all this waiting we finally find out that Josh Donaldson has officially moved on from the Atlanta Braves and signed with the Minnesota Twins.
The deal with Minnesota includes a fifth-year club option that could push the total of the contract to $100 million, according to Mark Feinsand.
We had speculated on the site and on recent podcasts that it may take a team giving Donaldson a fifth-year option to get it done, and it appears that was the case and Minnesota was willing to go that extra mile.
It does make it a little bit easier for the Twins as they have the DH to fall back on if Donaldson isn’t as mobile in his late thirties.
But that doesn’t help the feeling Braves fans have right now who were pretty confident that the rain would be returning to Atlanta.
I’ll give my opinion on this in a separate article tomorrow, but one thing is for sure, the heat on Alex Anthopoulos to find a replacement for Donaldson just increased big time.
The Braves absolutely cannot go into the 2020 season without bringing in another big bat.
But he had a chance to get that taken care of with Donaldson and he wasn’t willing to go that extra mile for him.
Part of me understands and appreciates AA drawing a line in the sand with Donaldson. But at the same, this team is ready to win now and bringing back Donaldson made a ton of sense for making that happen.
Check back with Tomahawk Take tonight and tomorrow as we put out a ton of reactionary articles and opinions on the Donaldson signing and were the Braves go from here.