The market for Josh Donaldson has heated up immensely over the past week, as teams are finally giving in to the four-year contract request the former MVP has been pushing this entire offseason.
Donaldson's market appears to consist of the Twins, Nationals and Braves, with Atlanta most reliant on keeping his services. However, Minnesota would love to add his impact bat, slotting in as either their third baseman or DH, which could force a Miguel Sano positional change.
With multiple teams now willing to give Donaldson the four-year deal he desires, the Braves, in particular, must up the ante should they want to keep his services. If not, they'll either lose an impact bat or be forced to find a replacement on the trade market. The likes of Kris Bryant or Nolan Arenado may be available, but they come at a steep price.
Minnesota remains the favorites in the AL Central as the Indians continue to plan for the future. However, moves by the White Sox have potentially moved up their competition window, meaning the Twins would be better served to answer now, rather than later.