MLB outfielder Joc Pederson made a convincing case for himself as a free agent with his impressive postseason performance for the world-champion Atlanta Braves. With the MLB lockout in full swing, Pederson can't sign anywhere until the owners and players come to an agreement on a new CBA. However, that didn't stop Pederson from implementing a hilarious free agency strategy using his Instagram account.
Joc Pederson asking his Instagram followers which team he should sign with pic.twitter.com/LAQCuOo9DB
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That is awesome. MLB outfielder Joc Pederson is appealing to the masses with his Instagram post. This will certainly give MLB fans bored by the lockout something to do- they can help Joc Pederson pick which team he'll play for next year!
It's genius! Why didn't the MLB think of it? In all seriousness, Pederson might need some help from the fans, as he could have several suitors once the MLB opens up for business again, given his impressive stint with the Braves.
Pederson arrived with the Braves via the trade deadline after the Chicago Cubs opted for a full-on fire sale. The former Los Angeles Dodgers star posted a .752 OPS with seven homers in 64 regular season games for the Braves, then slugged three playoff homers with nine RBI to help Atlanta win the World Series.
Pederson opted out of his contract following the championship win and is now making good use of his Instagram account during the lockout.
Pay close attention to where Joc Pederson signs when the MLB returns. Fans of the MLB just might have had something to do with it.