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 first baseman Freddie Freeman and Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

Most current odds sites rank Braves’ 1st Freeman 5th in the MVP race

However, it is an extremely close race and there is no clear front runner at the moment.

After all, the current odds leader, Fernando Tatis has been battling a recurring shoulder injury and early season favorite Jacob deGrom is struggling to return to action at all.  That has opened the door for others.

It is very probable — and in fact likely — that the NL MVP race is going to come down to the final few weeks and perhaps whatever player takes his team over the hump will get the award. That could bode well for Freddie as his biggest challenger might be Philadelphia’s Bryce Harper.

For better or worse, whatever team wins the NL East may also give their star player a boost in the MVP voting.

For some, the MVP award is given out to the player with the gaudiest numbers and while I get that, the award is designated for the most valuable player.  In my interpretation, that means the player who put his team on his shoulders the most and lifted them to a good season and to a place they undoubtedly would not be without said player.

That is the exact thing that has happened with Freddie Freeman this current season. Where would the Atlanta Braves be without his services over the summer months?  I can answer that for you….they would already have tee times lined up in Florida throughout October.

Sure, Max Muncy will get votes and rightfully so, but truth be told, I am not even sure he is the Dodgers team MVP, much less that of the entire league.