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The Daily Chop: Freddie Freeman, 2020 predictions and more

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Sunday was a pretty slow news day for the Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball in large. The wait continued for Josh Donaldson but rumors abound on Twitter and elsewhere that a resolution could be coming as soon as this week. We will all just have to wait and see if that happens.

More Braves News

For ESPN, Buster Olney continued his Top 10 positional rankings for 2020 with a look at first base where Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman tops the list.’s Alyson Footer constructs a new set of power rankings for 2020. Atlanta checks in at No. 6 trailing the Yankees, Dodgers, Astros, Twins and Rays in the rankings.

Also at, Will Leitch hands out one prediction for 2020 for each team and says that the Braves will win the NL East again this season whether they sign Donaldson or not.

Braves Podcasts

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 202: Playing the waiting game

Scott Coleman joins Brad Rowland to recap the Braves’ offseason so far, the chase for Josh Donaldson and much more.

More MLB News

Many insiders around the league are skeptical that Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is still a foundational superstar. Still the asking price for Bryant and catcher Wilson Contreras has been astronomical.’s Thomas Harrigan examines nine hitters that will be looking for bounce back season’s in 2020 including former Braves outfielder Justin Upton.

Former Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez will join Brandon Hyde’s coaching staff in Baltimore.