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Twins continuing pursuit of Josh Donaldson Donaldson is said to be seeking a four-year deal, and a team's willingness to go to that length could very well be the deciding factor for his camp. The Rangers, frequently mentioned as a suitor for Donaldson, have reportedly backed off their pursuit for that very reason, and the first team to concede on that front may wind up with Donaldson.

Atlanta Braves Benefit From Angels Signing Anthony Rendon The Atlanta Braves biggest division rival lost their best player this off-season in Anthony Rendon. It is a move that helps Atlanta.

Quick Hits: Astros' Investigation Update, Padres, Myers, Hedges, Kluber, Culberson There seems little doubt now that the Astros participated in sign-stealing aided by a live feed from a centerfield camera. The Astros' maintain their belief that actions at the time were "in line with industry standards," per Andy Martino of SNY.tv.

Five MLB blockbuster trades we'd love to see this winter From Chicago Cubs stars Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras to Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor, impact talent at baseball's most important positions are available. For teams looking for pitching, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price or Milwaukee Brewers closer Josh Hader could be the answer.

The Daily Chop: Charlie Culberson is back, new name for SunTrust Park and more Our own Cory McCartney breaks down where the Braves stand in the NL East after the Winter Meetings. Braves CEO Derek Schiller told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that SunTrust Park will be getting a new name "sooner rather than later." The renaming is expected to take place before the start of the 2020 season.

Watch: Josh Donaldson bought his mom a Maserati after she quit smoking Originally posted on Sportsnaut - By Jesse Reed - Last updated 12/13/19 MLB free agent Josh Donaldson gave his mother an amazing gift in exchange for quitting smoking cigarettes, and the video evidence is awesome. Donaldson shared on his Instagram account that he made a deal with his mom: Quit smoking and I'll buy you a Maserati.

Nationals are 'actively engaged' in signing Josh Donaldson As a result, Donaldson could secure a payday worth in the $90M range despite his age, as the demand for quality third basemen seems to outweigh the supply.

Braves pitcher Caleb Thielbar agree to minors deal with Twins Since Thielbar's chances fizzled out with the Twins and he never got another shot elsewhere, it seems there's quite a lot of doubt as to whether he can really succeed over the long haul in the majors. He ended up spending two years on the indy ball circuit and hasn't seen the bigs since.

Report: Padres 'taking close looks' at Madison Bumgarner, Dallas Keuchel The San Diego Padres are reportedly looking into what it would take to acquire a top left-handed starter, specifically looking at Madison Bumgarner and Dallas Keuchel.

Padres considering Madison Bumgarner, Dallas Keuchel Specifically, Heyman says, the San Diego organization is "taking close looks" at the top of the two left-handed hurlers still available: Madison Bumgarner and Dallas Keuchel. Part of the reasoning, it seems, is to take advantage of the strong defenders installed on the left side of the San Diego infield.

Versatile Culberson return to Braves on minor league deal ATLANTA - Charlie Culberson is returning to the Atlanta Braves with a minor league contract, with an invitation to the big league camp in spring training. Culberson was not offered a new contract at the Braves at the recent deadline, making him a free agent rather that going through arbitration.

Braves sign Charlie Culberson to minor league deal That was not the case when the Braves non-tendered Charlie Culberson. In some corners of the internet, you would have thought that the Braves had released Freddie Freeman when it was announced that the team had not tendered him a contract for the 2020 season.

Watch: Josh Donaldson bought his mom a Maserati for quitting smoking Can you name every MLB MVP to spend his entire career with one franchise? Can you name every NFL player to have 100 rushing and receiving yards in one game? Can you name every NFL player to have 1,000 or more receiving yards in a season for two or more teams?

Braves Re-Sign Charlie Culberson The Braves announced that they have re-signed utilityman Charlie Culberson. It's a minor league deal with a non-roster invitation for Spring Training. Culberson can earn at a $1MM rate in the majors, per MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.

Charlie Culberson Re-Signs with the Atlanta Braves Charlie Culberson has re-signed with the Atlanta Braves on a minor league deal, which includes an invitation for Spring Training. If he makes the team, he will earn $1 million, according to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. Culberson provided some memorable moments in the 2019 season including a game-saving throw and some nasty pitching.

10 things we learned from the MLB winter meetings The signature event of baseball's offseason has concluded with the winter meetings wrapping up in San Diego, and the annual event was much more action packed than in recent years. Teams appear much more willing to pursue high value free-agent agreements, and there are several big name players potentially available on the trade market.

Braves lose a player, add a player in the Rule 5 Draft Today's Rule 5 Draft was pretty uneventful; Atlanta didn't lose any players to anyone's MLB roster, nor did they add anyone to theirs. However, the fairly new Triple-A phase of the draft did see some movement. Atlanta lost RHP Alex Aquino to the Pirates.

Where do Braves stand in NL East pecking order after Winter Meetings? A whopping $272 million was doled out by the National League East at MLB's Winter Meetings in San Diego, and it should come as no surprise of anyone who has watched general manager Alex Anthopoulos operate in the role, that none of it came from the Braves.

Poll: Josh Donaldson's Next Contract With Anthony Rendon on his way to the Halos and Mike Moustakas now entrenched in Cincinnati, teams seeking a significant third-base upgrade in free agency are likely focused in on Josh Donaldson. The 2015 AL MVP was the clear No.

The Daily Chop: Braves exit meetings with work to do The Winter Meetings ended as they began with the Atlanta Braves still looking for a power option for the middle of their lineup. The situation however, is a little more in focus now that several notable big name free agents have come off the board.

Road To Atlanta Podcast: Braves Minor League Free Agents, MiLB Contraction, and Rule 5 Draft shenanigans Eric, Matt, and Garrett discuss all the goings on in minor league baseball, focusing on the Rule 5 draft, minor league free agents, and the big proposal made by major league baseball.

Get ready, Braves fans: Atlanta stadium will be renamed after Truist Atlanta Braves fans will soon be watching baseball at the Truist stadium in sports.

In search of pitching, Cardinals reportedly interested in left-hander Dallas Keuchel Keuchel posted a 3.75 ERA, 1.367 WHIP, and 91/39 K/BB ratio over 112 2/3 innings during the regular season with the Atlanta Braves in 2019. A two-time All-Star, Keuchel turns 32 on Jan. 1 and could still have some good years ahead of him.

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