At this time last year, infielder Jason Donald was playing with the Philadelphia Phillies Triple-A affiliate in Lehigh Valley
trying to make every impression possible to somehow crack a Phillies infield situation where he was road-blocked by All-Stars Jimmy Rollins at shortstop and Chase Utley at second base.
Even though the situation in Philadelphia
appeared impossible for Donald to fit into, as teams in pennant chases often do there was always the possibility the Phillies would use Donald as a trade chip to help fill an immediate need at the big league level. That