The Braves want Donaldson back, but at what price?

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Braves want Donaldson back, but at what price?
The Braves want Donaldson back, but at what price?

The useful site MLB Trade Rumors lists Josh Donaldson as the fifth-best free agent available. (Behind Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon, Stephen Strasburg and Zack Wheeler.) Spoiler alert: It also projects he'll sign with the Rangers for $75 million over three seasons. That's a lot for any team to spend on a player who'll turn 34 in December. It's more than the Braves would want to pay. (They bought eight years of Ronald Acuna's services for $100 million, though we note that Acuna was light years from free agency and had no leverage apart from being the game's best young player.) But is Donaldson among those rare cases where need impels a frugal club to say, “Heck with it. He's worth it. Here's $75

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