The Atlanta Braves have been attempting to negotiate a new contract with star first baseman Freddie Freeman. However, as the talks have drawn out longer, other teams have begun to circle the proverbial waters on Freeman. One team in particular, the Los Angeles Dodgers, have checked in on the services of Freeman.
Teams are trying to pry superstar 1B Freddie Freeman from Atlanta. Some say they still don’t think it will happen but r surprised he’s still free. Dodgers, who lost Seager and could move Muncy to 2B, may have best hope for SoCal product, NYY, TOR (h/t Carlos Baerga) reached out.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 30, 2021
As MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports, there are still those out there who believe that there is no shot that Freddie Freeman will leave the Braves. However, it's noteworthy that there are also those who can't believe how long this process has drawn out.
After all, Freeman has been nothing but excellent on and off the field for the Braves, which makes it hard to believe why Atlanta won't just come to an agreement with the star first baseman. There are plenty of teams, like the Dodgers, who would benefit from Freeman's services.
The Dodgers, who just lost Corey Seager and just so happen to have some versatility in the infield with Trea Turner and Max Muncy, could create a vacancy for Freeman.
Boy is that a scary Dodgers' lineup to imagine having to face. Freeman's lefty bat would slot nicely in between Mookie Betts and Muncy, who was in the running for the National League MVP award before his injury.
It remains to be seen if the Braves and Freddie Freeman will even part ways. However, if they do, one can bet that the Dodgers will be one of the first teams to swoop in for his services.