The biggest name left on baseball's free agent market appears to have found a new home, and it's nowhere in the NL East.
Josh Donaldson, who had a resurgent 2019 season with the Braves, is heading to the Minnesota Twins on a four-year deal worth $92 million, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Mark Feinsand of MLB.com broke the news that Donaldson had agreed with Minnesota.
Donaldson, 34, slashed .259/.379/.521 with 37 home runs and 94 RBI, finishing 11th in NL MVP voting. After an injury-riddled 2018 season with the Blue Jays and Indians, Donaldson signed a one-year "prove it" deal with the Braves, and it certainly paid off.
Both the Braves and Nationals were rumored to be in the running for Donaldson's services, but he is now headed to Minnesota, which the Mets will surely appreciate. In 28 career games against the Mets, Donaldson is a .320 career hitter with nine home runs and 19 RBI.
SNY's John Harper recently wrote about how big of a domino Donaldson is in terms of the NL East, and how much of an impact his signing should have on the Mets.