The Minnesota Twins landed their big free agent, but what does “The Bringer of Rain” bring to a team that won 101 games last season?
The Minnesota Twins offseason appeared to be a repeat of a movie that Twins fans had seen before after striking out on adding an impact pitcher. However, the Twins continued to find ways to improve the team through free agency and while it wasn’t another arm to put on the mound, they came away with a big victory, reportedly agreeing with Josh Donaldson on a four-year deal.
Known as “The Bringer of Rain,” Donaldson’s offensive ability is going to be what most fans are talking about, but he still is capable of bringing much more. As a 34-year-old that just played a full season in the National League, Donaldson is still able to man the hot corner at an elite level and by shifting Miguel Sano over to first base, the Twins got a whole lot better with this signing.
The Twins still need to make a major move before we plan a parade route on Nicollet Mall, but Donaldson’s arrival is a step in the right direction. This article will take a look at what Donaldson can provide and how he can help the Twins get over the hump in 2020.