As you might have heard, the Atlanta Braves are making some big moves this offseason, swiftly signing two veteran stars Monday to a rapidly-improving team. The sweet thing about the signings is that they're both homecomings in a sense, too.
First came catcher Brian McCann, who spent the majority of his career in Atlanta, and then minutes later, third baseman Josh Donaldson was introduced. He grew up a fan of the team.
The feeling you get when you see your name on the jersey of the team you followed your whole life must be absolutely surreal. Luckily for Donaldson, he's one of the few that gets to experience such joy.
Breaking: The Braves and 3B Josh Donaldson have agreed on a one-year, $23 million contract pending a physical, according to The Athletic. pic.twitter.com/NsI86pTxLc— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 26, 2018
Still, Atlanta signed a player who is just 32 years old and has the potential to recapture the kind of play that earned him an MVP award back in 2015. If not, they have a quality veteran in a room full of otherwise youthful players. It's a one-year deal. There's not much risk here.
Hopefully, Donaldson can go back to the days of his hitting dominance - which was really only a year ago - and help out his childhood team in their quest to take that next step.