Atlanta Braves Freddie Freeman could be on verge of history.

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /
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Atlanta Braves 1st baseman Freddie Freeman runs for a score against the Tampa Bay Rays. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /

As the 2021 season nears the stretch run, things keep looking up for the Atlanta Braves.

Despite all the injuries, turmoil, and crazy things that have all happened to the Atlanta Braves, here we are in the middle of August sitting in first place.

No one should be more praised for that more so than Freddie Freeman though.

The reigning NL MVP is up to his old tricks that everyone associated with the Atlanta Braves have come to expect… and really been taking for granted more so than we should.

Yes, it is that time of the year where award races come to fruition almost as much as the division races.

That’s right, I am going to make the case for Freddie Freeman to become the favorite for the 2021 NL MVP award, which obviously would be his second straight MVP award.

  • The last player to win the award in consecutive years was Miguel Cabrera when he did it in 2012 and 2013.
  • The last National League player to do it was Albert Pujols when he did it in 2008 and 2009.

It’s already a success when you consider where Freeman was sitting back around the middle of May when people were quietly wondering if something was wrong and/or if the contract situation between him and the Atlanta Braves was weighing on his mind.

Yes, Freddie was hitting in the low .200’s but we all knew it was only a matter of time before he regained his form and became possibly the best pure hitter in the game at the moment.

The simple fact is Freddie was still stroking the ball and was just for the most part unlucky. Now those balls are finding holes and Freeman almost literally cannot miss at the moment.

If Freddie were to achieve this remarkable feat, he would be only the second career Atlanta Braves player to achieve it ever after Dale Murphy achieved it in 1982 and 1983.

Think about this: only 13 players in the history of the game have ever won back-to-back MVP awards. Yet, here we are with Freddie Freeman having a legit chance at it.