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The Daily Chop: The latest on Josh Donaldson, 2020 predictions and more

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Ringing in the new year!

Atlanta Braves v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The final hours of 2019 are ticking away as I write this and before we fully turn our attention to 2020, I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who helped make 2019 a banner year for Talking Chop. From everyone on our masthead to our entire community, thank you for making this one of the best online portals for Atlanta Braves fans everywhere.

As part of our end of the year series, we highlighted our most viewed articles of the year along with our favorite FanPost submissions.

We also asked you for help in telling us what we got right and wrong in 2019. We would like to know what you want to see more of and how we can make Talking Chop better in 2020?

More Braves news

The Minnesota Twins have reportedly turned their attention to Josh Donaldson in free agency and have made a four-year offer according to The Athletic’s Dan Hayes.

The Athletic’s David O’Brien makes his predictions for 2020 which includes Donaldson returning to Atlanta, Ronald Acuña Jr. making another run at a 40-40 season and the Braves finally putting an end to their postseason drought with a win in the Division Series.

MLB.com’s Sarah Langs puts together a list of 10 historic performances from the 2019 season including Acuña’s 40-40 chase and Mike Soroka putting up the fourth lowest road ERA since 1969.

More MLB News

Veteran right-handed Edwin Jackson is planning to pitch again in 2020. Jackson has pitched in parts of 17 seasons with a record 14 teams.

The Texas Rangers are reportedly showing interest in free agent third baseman Todd Frazier. Frazier slashed .251/.329/.443 with 21 home runs in 2019 for the Mets.

The Minnesota Twins inked veteran starting pitchers Homer Bailey and Rich Hill to a pair of one-year deals on Tuesday. Bailey will receive $7 million in 2020 while Hill’s deal includes a $3 million base with bonuses that could take it to $9.5 million. Bailey split 2019 between the Royals and A’s. Hill recently underwent elbow surgery and isn’t expected to return until June.