Braves: Freddie Freeman is Not to Blame for Lack of Rest
A lot was made about a recent article on Freddie Freeman and his desire for his Atlanta Braves teammates to play every day.
After a win on Monday night and a Phillies loss, the Atlanta Braves now have a three-game lead in the NL East.
At the same time, an article on Yahoo had everyone on Twitter in an uproar and led to some pretty great memes.
While I don’t care for the tone of this article, which really tries to paint a poor picture of Freeman of this evil overlord, there are some things worth mentioning.
Braves: Snitker Should Be in Control, Not Freddie
I think the quote that got most people in an uproar is the one about Snitker calling Freddie at 1 a.m. to let him know Dansby would be getting an off day the next day and not to give him a hard time about it.
If that’s true, and at this point, we have no reason to believe it’s not, that’s messed up.
Again, I think the writer of the article is portraying the story to try and question Freddie’s character, which is why I somewhat take this situation with a grain of salt and probably overblown in the article.
But Snitker shouldn’t have to warn Freddie about giving players a hard time for sitting out. And Snitker shouldn’t be afraid to sit a person because of Freddie.
If he feels a player needs a breather, then he should give them a day off.
And that brings up the next issue.