‘Growing belief’ he’ll leave Braves


As time wears on, it appears as if the Braves and Freddie Freeman might be headed towards a cut up.

After the primary baseman led Atlanta to its first World Collection title since 1995, a brand new contract has grown from an inevitability to a query mark. That sentiment solely bought louder on Wednesday as ESPN’s Buster Olney reported a “rising perception” that Freeman will find yourself exterior of Atlanta.

“I feel [the Braves] will transfer shortly to decide on another and transfer on to get previous the dialog,” an govt advised Olney.

With free company at the moment on a halt because of the lockout, we’ll have to attend to see what occurs, however the two sides are reportedly aside on contract size, with Freeman searching for six years and the Braves reportedly providing 5 years at $135 million.

Freddie Freeman might find yourself leaving the Braves to signal elsewhere.
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“I haven’t talked to Freddie in fairly a while, however I’m certain he’s in all probability somewhat annoyed that this wasn’t finished in Spring Coaching final 12 months,” Braves Corridor of Fame third baseman Chipper Jones stated final week on 92.9 The Recreation. “However the truth of the matter is we don’t have any followers within the stands. We’ve bought homeowners that didn’t know the place the income was going to be on the finish of the 12 months and perhaps held out somewhat bit. The underside line is, Freddie I imagine earlier than it’s all stated and finished might be enjoying the place he desires to play.

“I do know he’s a West Coast man. I do know he has a house right here in Atlanta. However Freddie, if he desires to play for the Atlanta Braves, he might be enjoying for the Atlanta Braves. I’ll depart it at that.”

The Yankees are among the many groups that would have a use for Freeman if he have been to depart Atlanta.

After spending his profession with the Braves and at last profitable a title in 2021, although, such an final result appeared unlikely till lately. With baseball’s offseason nonetheless frozen, a decision will solely are available time.

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