Minnesota Twins: 3 things Josh Donaldson brings to the Twins

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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - SEPTEMBER 25: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Atlanta Braves is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring during the 8th inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 25, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - SEPTEMBER 25: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Atlanta Braves is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring during the 8th inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 25, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 06: Third baseman Josh Donaldson #20 of the Atlanta Braves celebrates in the dugout with an umbrella after hitting a 2-run home run in the seventh inning during the game against the Washington Nationals at SunTrust Park on September 06, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 06: Third baseman Josh Donaldson #20 of the Atlanta Braves celebrates in the dugout with an umbrella after hitting a 2-run home run in the seventh inning during the game against the Washington Nationals at SunTrust Park on September 06, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images) /

Donaldson brings even more swagger to Minnesota

Probably the best thing that Donaldson brings is an extension of the attitude the Twins took on during the 2019 season. For the longest time, the Twins were known for the “Twins Way,” where they would do the right thing, scratch and claw and show up to work politely and whatever happened on the diamond just kind of happened.

The Twins took care of that by blasting 307 home runs and with that came a certain kind of swagger that had been missing since Torii Hunter and Doug Mientkiewicz were wearing Twins uniforms. Of course, those two were on the 2002 team that responded from the threat of contraction with an appearance in the ALCS.

Donaldson should have no problem instilling a swagger within the Twins and with this MLB Network interview posted by Parker Hageman, it’s clear that he’s not coming to Minnesota to go the opposite way (or hit ground balls).

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As if his bat wasn’t a major clue, Donaldson should have no trouble fitting in with the Bomba Squad and if he can provide a steady presence at third base over the next couple years, it should be an easy task to live up to his big contract.

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