MLB rumors: Making sense of Josh Donaldson to Phillies grumblings

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MLB rumors: Making sense of Josh Donaldson to Phillies grumblings
MLB rumors: Making sense of Josh Donaldson to Phillies grumblings

Hot stove season is an exercise in reading tea leaves. Some rumors matter, others don't. But they all mean something. So let's not ignore the smoke around the Phillies pursuit of third baseman Josh Donaldson—an idea that's come up more than once over the last week. On the surface, of course it makes sense. Donaldson is really, really good, and coming off an excellent season (37 HR, .900) for the Braves. Signing him would sure-up a weak spot on the current Phillies roster, and make the Braves worse. But beneath the surface, something doesn't add up. Donaldson is likely seeking multi-year deal after staying healthy in 2019 and producing at a high level. While third base is currently wide open in

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