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Chicago White Sox: Minnesota Twins get a little bit better

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - AUGUST 30: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Atlanta Braves is tagged out on a run down to second base by Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox after a fly out by Charlie Culberson #8 in the eighth inning at SunTrust Park on August 30, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - AUGUST 30: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Atlanta Braves is tagged out on a run down to second base by Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox after a fly out by Charlie Culberson #8 in the eighth inning at SunTrust Park on August 30, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins could have a season-long duel for the division title as they just got a little better with their newest addition.

The Chicago White Sox actually believe they are going to compete for the American League Central title. They have a bunch of really good players and a deep lineup so there is no doubt that it is possible. The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals are going through their own rebuild and are in much earlier stages. The Cleveland Indians don’t really know who they are as they might be trading away their best player. That leaves the Minnesota Twins who were the division champions in 2019.

They made a decent-sized splash on Tuesday night as they signed Josh Donaldson to a contract. He is going to be their third baseman. The deal is apparently for four years so he is going to be there for a decent amount of time. He has been in the MLB for a long time and has brought lots of fireworks everywhere he goes. Donaldson is an outstanding addition for a Minnesota Twins team that has had a lackluster offseason.

At 34 years old, Donaldson might not exactly be the same player that he once was. He was the MVP of the American League in 2015 which was the peak of his career. Since then, he has still been an above-average MLB player. He spent the 2019 season with the Atlanta Braves where he hit 34 home runs, had 94 RBIs, 94 runs scored, and a remarkable 6.1 WAR. It was an outstanding year for Donaldson.

He earned this contract for himself by the way he played. It might be a bit long for a 34-year-old but there is no doubt that it helps the Twins in the short term. They are already a high powered offense so adding Donaldson to that mix is huge. He should definitely help them win some games in 2020 which is an issue for the White Sox. Both teams have what they need to compete for the Divison title this year so it will be interesting to see who actually gets it.

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The fact that we are in a stage with the White Sox where we care who the division rivals add in free agency is a good thing. The Twins getting better is less than ideal but it just gives the White Sox another obstacle to overcome. The Twins were going to be tough to beat regardless but the only thing that is for sure is how much fun matchups between these two are going to be.

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