The rain is headed for a land of 10,000 lakes

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The twins had been mentioned on the outskirts of the Josh Donaldson sweepstakes, but were never considered the favorites to land the 34-year-old pajamas. For weeks it seemed, the indiscretions factory had Donaldson with three offers on the table – all likely higher than $ 100 million – from Braves, Nationals and Twins. “Data-reagid =” 19 “> The twins had been mentioned in the suburbs of Josh Donaldson’s sweepstakes, but they were never considered favorites to land the 34-year-old trafficker. For weeks it seemed, the rumor mill had Donaldson with three offers on the table – all likely to exceed $ 100 million – – from Braves, Nationals and Twins.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "In the last week, with the citizens shore up their influence with the signatures of Starlin Castro, Asdrubal Cabrera, Howie Kendrick is Eric Thames, most prognostics took it as a sign that Donaldson was deciding to renew his signature with the Braves – where he starred during the 2019 season. “data-reagid =” 20 “> In the last week, with citizens who they supported their trade with the signatures of Starlin Castro, Asdrubal Cabrera, Howie Kendrick and Eric Thames, most prognostics took it as a sign that Donaldson was deciding to renew the signature with the Braves – where he starred during the season 2019.

Then, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand dropped a bomb Tuesday evening, announcing that Donaldson had accepted a four-year deal with the twins worth at least $ 92 million guaranteed. That $ 92 million includes a $ 8 million buyout of a $ 16 million club option for the fifth season.

It is by far the biggest deal given to any free agent in the history of the Twins franchise, blowing up the four-year $ 55 million contract of Ervin Santana signed before the 2015 season.

Since Donaldson refused Braves’ qualifying offer, the twins will also have to give up their choice of third round in the June draft.

The often injured superstar bet on himself the last offseason when he signed a one-year deal with the Braves, and he certainly seems to have paid for it. Donaldson cut .259 / .379 / .521 with 37 humeri and 94 RBI out of 155 games – finishing 11th in the National League MVP award vote.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Donaldson will add his power in the middle of a The formation of Twins who broke a record 307 home runs from MLB during the 2019 campaign. He will join the club as a third base, prompting the incumbent Miguel Sano to first base – which should dramatically improve the defense of the club’s infield. “data -eagid =” 25 “> Donaldson will add his power in the midst of a Twins formation that crushed an MLB record of 307 home runs during the 2019 campaign. He will present himself as the club’s third base every day, pushing the incumbent Miguel Sano at first base, which should improve the club’s internal defense drastically.

Donaldson also had a lot of fun hitting Target Field during his career, cutting .373 / .464 / .819 with 10 humeri and 21 RBI out of 97 appearances in his 22 games played there.

From a fantasy point of view, this destination is unlikely to move the needle much on the average position of Donaldson’s draft. He is currently exiting the board just outside the top 100 players in total, and should continue to be taken in exactly the same range. The move to the American League is probably a small push for its overall counting statistics.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "With the Braves lost in signing Donaldson again, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that trade negotiations for Cubs' third base should now be reviewed Kris Bryant. They could also review talks with the Rocky Mountains on the acquisition of third superstar base Nolan Arenado. “data -eagid =” 28 “> With Braves failing to sign Donaldson again, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports that they should now review the trade negotiations for Cub Kris Bryant’s third base. They may also review talks with the Rockies. on the acquisition of third base superstar Nolan Arenado.

Cheaters never win

Astros owner Jim Crane wasted no time on Monday. As soon as MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred handed over a year’s suspension to General Manager Jeff Luhnow and Director A.J. Hinch in the wake of their sign theft scandal, Crane held his press conference to announce that both men had been relieved of their duties with the organization.

In addition to the one-year suspension for Luhnow and Hinch, the team has also been fined $ 5 million and the Astros will lose their first and second round predictions in each of the next two drafts.

MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported that the current bench Joe Espada was the favorite to serve as the team’s interim manager, although no official decision has yet been taken to do so. Crane also announced Monday that he will take over the club’s baseball operations in the short term.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The Red Sox followed suit on Tuesday. While Alex Cora’s official punishment has yet to be inflicted by Major League Baseball, the Red Sox have announced their decision to split from Cora after two seasons at the helm. “Data -eagid =” 34 “> The Red Sox followed Tuesday, while Alex Cora’s official punishment is yet to be inflicted by Major League Baseball, the Red Sox have announced their decision to split from Cora after two seasons at the helm.

In an official statement, principal owner John Henry, president Tom Werner and chief executive officer Sam Kennedy said that, together with Cora, “they collectively decided that Alex would not be able to effectively drive the club forward and we we mutually agree to separate. “

Cora was, and still is, subjected to major punishment by Major League Baseball for his involvement in the Astros sign theft scandal in 2017, when he was the bench coach in Houston. There have also been allegations that Cora conducted a similar fraud operation in her first year as a Red Sox manager in 2018.

With spring training less than a month away, the Red Sox will try to fill their new opening as quickly as possible. As with Astros’ work, Red Sox acting bench coach Ron Roenicke will likely take serious consideration and make a seamless transition from Cora.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "American League Quick Hits: According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, the pursuit of the Rangers Nicholas Castellanos “Stay active from today.” … The Twins officially announced their $ 30 million three-year extension with Miguel Sano. … The Tigers signed the right veteran Ivan Nova to an annual contract of $ 1.5 million. To free up a place in the 40-man register, Matt Hall was appointed to the position. … Athletics acquired Tony Kemp by the Cubs for the first base of the minor league Alfonso Rivas. … Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that CC Sabathia will take on the role of front office as a special adviser to the Yankees. … The angels acquired the right arm Matt Andriese from the Diamondbacks. They designated Luis Madero to assign a job to 40 men. … The White Sox have officially announced their $ 6 million annual contract with Steve Cishek – the appointment of Dylan Covey for the assignment in the trial. … The Orioles sent Eric Hanhold directly to Triple-A Norfolk. … the inked rays DJ Snelten, Aaron Slegers, Ryan LaMarre is Chris Herrmann minor league contracts with invitations to spring training. … The Orioles signed receiver Bryan Holaday with a contract for a minor league with an invitation to spring training. “Data-reagid =” 42 “>American League Quick Hits: According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, the pursuit of the Rangers on Nicholas Castellanos “remains active to this day”. … The Twins officially announced their $ 30 million three-year extension with Miguel Sano. … The Tigers signed right-wing veteran Ivan Nova with a $ 1.5 million 1.5-year contract. To free up a place in the 40-man register, Matt Hall was appointed to the position. … Athletics acquired Tony Kemp from the Cubs for the first minor league baseman Alfonso Rivas. … Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that CC Sabathia will take on the role of front office as a special adviser to the Yankees. … The Angels acquired Matt Andriese’s right arm from the Diamondbacks. They designated Luis Madero to assign a job to 40 men. … The White Sox have officially announced their $ 6 million contract with Steve Cishek, who appoints Dylan Covey for the trial. … The Orioles sent Eric Hanhold directly to Triple-A Norfolk. … The rays inked DJ Snelten, Aaron Slegers, Ryan LaMarre and Chris Herrmann to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training. … The Orioles signed receiver Bryan Holaday with a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "National League Hits: Jon Morosi of MLB.com reported that the Cardinals and the Rockies have started exchanging names about a possible Nolan Arenado business, although Jeff Passan of the Brewers has signed Jedd Gyorko to an annual contract of $ 2 million. … Citizens have officially re-signed Daniel Hudson to a two-year contract of $ 11 million. … the puppies signed the right arm Jason Adam to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. … The Reds signed Nate Jones to a minor league contract with an invitation to the big league field. … The Diamondbacks acquired Jeremy Beasley from the Angels. … The Phillies resumed Nick Martini off the exemptions from reds. … The Phillies appointed Odubel Herrera to serve. … The Marlins acquired the outfielder Diowill Burgos from the cardinals in exchange for the outfielder Austin Dean. … The Giants claimed Jake Jewell outside the angels’ renunciations, designating Zach Cozart for the trial. … The national minor league pitcher Fausto Segura tragically passed away on Sunday after a motorcycle accident. “Data -eagid =” 44 “>National League Hits: Jon Morosi of MLB.com reported that the Cardinals and the Rockies have started exchanging names about a possible trade in Nolan Arenado, even though the Brewers’ Jeff Passan signed Jedd Gyorko with an annual contract of $ 2 million. … Citizens have officially renewed the Daniel Hudson contract with a two-year contract and $ 11 million. … The Cubs signed Jason Adam’s right hand to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. … The Reds signed Nate Jones with a minor league contract with an invitation to the big league camp. … The Diamondbacks acquired Jeremy Beasley from the Angels. … The Phillies have collected Nick Martini from exemptions from the Reds. … The Phillies appointed Odubel Herrera to serve. … The Marlins acquired the outfielder Diowill Burgos from the cardinals in exchange for the outfielder Austin Dean. … The Giants claimed Jake Jewell for renunciation of angels, designating Zach Cozart for the assignment in the trial. … the national minor league pitcher Fausto Segura tragically passed away on Sunday after a motorcycle accident.

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