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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Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves gets a base hit in the 9th inning against the Miami Marlins at Truist Park. (Photo by Edward M. Pio Roda/Getty Images) /

I got some numbers for you.

July was a tough month for the Braves all around with the loss of Acuna for the rest of the season, and the downfall of Ozuna to start the month of June. Yet, July was when Freddie Freeman put the team on his shoulders.

Freddie’s OBP in July was an insane .470.  Almost half the time he came up to bat, he reached base… somehow, someway!!

And of course, some walks were sprinkled in there but he did damage with the bat too, as his batting average in July was .375!

And perhaps my favorite number(s) of them all is that through the entire month he walked 16 times compared to only striking out 13 times. The man was on fire and a machine in the hot month of July in the Atlanta sun.

He has not been a slouch so far in August either as the reinforcements the Atlanta Braves got him at the deadline are chipping in and finally the entire team seems to be clicking on all cylinders and making a run at it.

A couple more lingering questions though:

  • Does this affect Freddie’s upcoming pending free agency in any way?  The answer to that is a resounding no. The Braves and Freddie already know what path a contract leads too and this should not have changed anything. I still expect a deal to be completed very shortly after the season ends in late October hopefully.
  • If Freddie were to bounce back and win the NL MVP award, does that guarantee his Hall of Fame candidacy?  To be frank, I think he is on a Hall of Fame track with or without the award this season. Although obviously winning it would not hurt his chances.

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The bottom line is I am sure if you were to ask Freddie if he wants the MVP award or the World Series title, he would take the latter. Well, I say why not go and get both?