Josh Donaldson Traded To The Indians

Hours before the trade waiver deadline, the Blue Jays traded former all star third basemen Josh Donaldson to the Cleveland Indians per Jeff Passan.

Obviously this deal is only going to be a win if Donaldson can comeback off the DL and be close to the MVP type player he was with the A’s and Blue Jays. He doesn’t even have to perform at the level. He just has to be good, not great. That’s a big if because Donaldson has been hurt for the better part of this year, only playing in 36 games because of a calf injury. And in those games he has a .234 average with 5 home runs and 16 rbis.

If he is the player he was when he comes back, Donaldson will help this Indians team have a more fierce lineup then even before. If you don’t want to take my word for it, take Passan’s word for it.

This deal just adds to contenders trading for players to boost their team heading into the final month of the season and into the playoffs. Look at the Yankees yesterday getting Andrew McCutchen. Who knows when they’ll get Aaron Judge back and even if they don’t they added a former MVP who will help them in the final 30 some games. So again, if Donaldson can good, not even great, he’ll do the same for the Indians. From 2014 to 2017, he hit 140 home runs and batted in 398 runs. So we’ll see what type of player he comes back as. If he’s around the guy who had those numbers then this is a good trade for the Indians.

No word yet on who they gave up but I assume it wasn’t a crazy deal.

Things are shaping up to be a crazy last month and a crazier postseason come October with all of these additions playoff teams are making. Whoever comes out of the American League and get to the World Series will have certainly earned it.

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