August 4, 2021

Bowden: Month-by-month bold predictions for 2020 (The Athletic)

Happy New Year, everyone! On Day 1 of the 2020 calendar year, just for kicks, it’s time for my bold predictions for the baseball industry, which I have broken down on a monthly basis. Feel free to add your own predictions in the comments section.

January 2020

Josh Donaldson agrees on a four-year, $112 million dollar deal to return to the Atlanta Braves. The Washington Nationals and Minnesota Twins finish second and third in the bidding.

February 2020

Francisco Lindor is traded from the Cleveland Indians to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for outfielder Nick Senzel, infielder Jonathan India, right-handed pitcher Tyler Mahle and a player to be named in a four-for-one blockbuster deal.

March 2020

Cubs announce a contract extension with shortstop Javier Báez for seven years/$164 million — then, a few days later, trade third baseman Kris Bryant to the Washington Nationals in exchange for infielder Carter Kieboom, right-handed…

Read “Bowden: Month-by-month bold predictions for 2020” at The Athletic